Children are injured at school and private playgrounds each year. And, some of these injuries can be very serious – including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones or internal injuries. When you send your child to school, you trust that the school has a safe environment for your child – including on the playground. But, once … Continue reading My Child Was Injured by Faulty Playground Equipment at School – What Are My Options?
The Illinois Compiled Statutes regarding the Workers’ Compensation Act are constantly changing. These changes can affect workers’ compensation benefits through direct changes to the law, but they may be particularly vulnerable to budgets – especially the state budget that has yet to be completed. The debate over the Illinois Budget has already missed its deadline … Continue reading Workers’ Compensation May Be Tied Directly to Illinois Budget
Diabetes can become debilitating – even when you take care of yourself and take the required medications. But, some of those medications that are meant to help those with diabetes can also cause serious, life-threatening side effects. Recently the FDA has received several complaints about diabetes patients who have been treated with SGLT2 inhibitors – … Continue reading What Happens if You Are Injured by a Diabetes Medication?
If you are prescribed a medication for a symptom or condition other than what the pharmaceutical manufacturer intended the drug to be used for, your physician is engaging in off-label drug prescribing. Off-label use, also known as non-approved use, is very common in the medical industry. Most physicians will prescribe a medication for uses other … Continue reading Off-Label Prescription Drug Use and Injury
In the United States, it is estimated that every six minutes a child falls down the stairs. Falls down staircases are also common among individuals over the age of 65, and can be fatal. For healthy adults, falls down the stairs may not be as common as younger and older age groups, but when they … Continue reading If I Fall Down the Stairs, Can I Sue?
Proving someone is responsible for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident is not simple. While thousands of individuals are injured in these accidents each year – some seriously – not all of these individuals are able to file claims. Under Illinois law, slip and fall claims fall under the classification of negligence law. … Continue reading The Difficulties of Proving Slip and Fall Claims
Employees of nail salons are cheerful, fun, and quick to please their patrons. However, what most clients do not realize is that those same nail salon workers are essentially putting their health and safety at risk to please their employers and customers alike. Nail salon workers are frequently exposed to toxic chemicals, and with nail … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers of Working in Nail Salons
Pharmacy workers and technicians who are dispensing medications are a patient’s final line of defense from medication errors. Unfortunately, despite this last layer of protection, thousands of patients are injured each year because of dispensing errors. These errors are increasing, largely because pharmacy technicians and pharmacists are required to fill dozens of prescriptions each day, … Continue reading How Pharmacies Can be More Proactive in Reducing Pharmaceutical Errors
Each year, hundreds of individuals suffer from serious, preventable injuries that occur on public and private properties throughout Chicago. In these types of cases, known as premises liability claims, the issue often involves the building’s design, construction, and compliance with local or state ordinances. Building codes are an essential component to safety as they ensure … Continue reading How Building Code Violations Help Prove Premises Liability
Individuals in hospitals and nursing homes are often frail and have poor mobility. Because they spend long hours in their beds in the same position, they are at risk for developing painful pressure sores, also known as bedsores. Medically referred to as decubitus ulcers, these sores are often a sign of nursing home abuse or … Continue reading Are Bedsores Grounds for a Lawsuit?