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Louisiana Flavoring Manufacturer Cited After Fire Burns Worker

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In a 2013 a chemical fire at a Louisiana flavoring manufacturing plant, a worker was severely injured and burned. Now, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the business owner—Carol Callahan, operating the business Natural Advantage—with 19 different health and safety violations. The proposed penalties for the violations total […]  Read More»

Graco Product Recall – What You Need to Know

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As it is breaking headlines everywhere, Chicago products liability attorneys want you to be aware of the recent recall that was announced by the National Highway Traffic Association (NHTSA). As one of the largest recalls ever, Graco has agreed to recall 3.7 million child car seats that were manufactured in recent years, and according to […]  Read More»

Brain Injuries Could Cause Early Death, Study Says

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries have an increased risk for early death, a study in Sweden has suggested. The data also suggested those who have had mild concussions—a frequent injury for those who play contact sports and those in the military—could also be at risk. People who have had traumatic brain injuries are […]  Read More»

Feds Declare Trucker from Fatal I-88 Crash an “Imminent Hazard”

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Following last month’s crash on I-88 that left a tollway worker dead and an Illinois State Police officer critically injured, an investigation by federal officials has deemed the truck driver who caused the accident an “imminent hazard to public safety,” and barred him from operating commercial vehicles in the future. The auto accident occurred when […]  Read More»

Study Finds Misdiagnosis to be Most Common Malpractice Claim

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

When it comes to seeking quality medical care, one thing that we all hope to be able to rely on is receiving accurate information. Too many people know the experience of being told that they have a condition only to find out later that they don’t, or of being told that they don’t have a […]  Read More»

Slip-and-fall Accidents On the Rise Across the Country

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

While people in Chicago and all across Illinois, already know what living in severe winter weather is like, other states are also getting a taste of the colder weather this year—and the dangers that come with it. In Mississippi’s Jackson County, more than 25 people have entered the hospital in the past three days for […]  Read More»

Black Ice May Be to Blame for Recent Illinois Auto Accidents

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

State troopers are reporting that black ice may be to blame for a string of recent auto accidents in Illinois, which have left several people injured and at least three dead. Though the sun is shining around Chicago, car accidents caused by black ice are still a serious threat, and drivers not exercising caution can […]  Read More»

Three Men Injured in Accident at Construction Site in North Carolina

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Emergency crews had to take three construction workers to the hospital last week after they sustained injuries on a job at N.C. State University, WRAL reports. Before their accident, the workers had been helping a crane operator to lift a steal beam at the school’s student center, when the platform on which they were standing […]  Read More»

Six People Killed in Wrong-Way Car Accident

Monday, February 10, 2014

An early-Sunday car accident in California has left six people dead after a motorist traveling the wrong direction on the freeway struck another vehicle. According to witnesses and state patrol logs, the driver—who has been arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and felony manslaughter—may have been traveling in the wrong lane at speeds exceeding 100 […]  Read More»

Jury Awards Family $32 Million in Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Pottstown, Pa. family has been awarded $32.8M after their daughter was born with brain damage at Phoenixville Hospital.  After 9 hours of deliberation, it was found that the nurses who were attending the girl’s pregnant mother acted with negligence. In this case, Lilly Ciechoski, who suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, was found to […]  Read More»