Recently, an Ohio clinic found itself in the middle of multiple malpractice lawsuits when it misdiagnosed dozens of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In one instance, a 33-year old patient who went to the clinic for assistance with memory retention issues and sleeping problems was told that he had Alzheimer’s disease. It turned out that the … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Misdiagnosis: When Can You Sue for the Wrong Diagnosis
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are required to provide their clients with a particular level of care. That level of care is higher than the average person caring for a loved one at home, because these facilities must meet all medical and nursing home care industry standards set forth by the state and federal … Continue reading Examining Nursing Home Liability: Can You Sue for Injuries?
Res ipsa loquitur, more commonly referred to as “res ipsa,” is the Latin phrase for “the thing speaks for itself.” In tort law, this is an important concept, because the doctrine addresses the fact that negligence may be inferred simply from the nature of the injury or accident. Therefore, no direct evidence of negligence is … Continue reading An In-Depth Look at Res Ipsa Loquitur and Other Elements of Negligence
Each year, there are more than 1.4 million who suffer from some form of brain injury. While not all brain injuries are considered traumatic brain injuries, any damage to the brain can result in grave consequences and financial burdens for the victims. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur for a variety of reasons, including … Continue reading Key Facts to Know for TBI Lawsuits
Chicago Injury Attorney Informs About Toxic Toy Hazards Whether your child has received a flurry of new toys for the holidays, or you are just picking up a few new toys from a local garage sale – buyer beware. There are several instances where toys marketed for children (including infants) have tested positive for chemicals … Continue reading Is Your Baby’s Toy a Toxic Hazard?
Knowledgeable Chicago Lawyer Answering Questions About Laundry Pod Poisoning Over the years, manufacturers have looked for ways to make household maintenance and chores as convenient as possible. From washing machines that can tackle larger loads to dryers that finish a load in less than one hour, the job of laundry has gotten easier. One way … Continue reading Can I Sue for Laundry Pod Poisoning in My Child?
Chicago Injury Lawyer Warns Possible Liability for Salt & Ice Challenge The internet is full of fads, and lately, the trend of “challenges” has taken social media and video sharing services by storm. The latest challenge is known as the “Salt and Ice” challenge. It is an incredibly dangerous challenge that people should avoid, because … Continue reading When Are You Liable For Injuries From The Salt And Ice Challenge?
Personal Injury Attorney Helping Clients Understand Parental Liability in Chicago Parents might be liable for the actions of their child, especially if those actions are negligent or criminal in nature. Typically, parental liability kicks in from the age of eight to when the child reaches adulthood. So, under the basic premise, a parent may be … Continue reading When To Hold Parents Accountable: The Facts On Parental Liability
There are various cases in the news as of late that have been forced into arbitration. This is because more companies are using arbitration clauses in their standard contract wording. Everything from nursing home agreements to gym membership consent forms are utilizing the arbitration clause. Companies believe that these terms are less expensive to issue, … Continue reading Will an Arbitration Clause Be the End of Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Known as “heads-up displays” or HUDs, these new tech devices are the latest rage from automobile manufacturers. The manufacturer will claim that these smart windshields reduce distracted driving because all pertinent information is displayed on the windshield so that the driver’s eyes stay on the road. While they are advertised as safe, how does an … Continue reading Will Smart Windshields Reduce Distracted Driving Cases?