Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable people in our society. They choose to live in facilities where they can expect their basic needs to be met and have assistance with tasks when they need it. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, and every year thousands of people throughout the United States are subjected … Continue reading Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
About 475,000 commercial trucks are involved in crashes each year, and about 104,000 of those accidents result in injuries to one or more people. Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are significantly larger than passenger cars, and a collision with a massive truck can often result in catastrophic injuries. These are injuries that affect your brain … Continue reading Dealing with Catastrophic Injuries after a Truck Accident
Accidents on the job can result in a wide range of injuries. Some injuries may be treated so they heal relatively quickly, while other injuries can completely alter your life. One injury that can affect almost every aspect of your work, personal life, and recreational activities is an amputation of a body part. Commonly amputated … Continue reading Workplace Accidents that Cause Amputations
Falls are consistently among the most common causes of accidental injury in the Chicagoland area, injuring thousands of people every year. It may be tempting to discount falls as little more than a minor annoyance, as most of us have fallen at some point, gotten up, and went about our business. In reality, falls are … Continue reading Common Injuries from Falls
When you think of manufacturer negligence, you may think of companies making and selling defective products that malfunction and cause injuries. While this is a common occurrence that leads to products liability claims, there is another way manufacturers can be negligent and lead to consumer injuries – failing to warn consumers of the risks of … Continue reading Inadequate Warnings of Product Risks Can Lead to Injuries
Illinois law clearly requires drivers to stop and remain at the scene of any car accident that resulted in property damage. If someone is injured, the driver has the duty to offer reasonable assistance to that person, as well as provide the necessary information to others involved in the accident. This includes the driver’s name, … Continue reading What Happens After a Hit and Run Motorcycle Crash?
Some people call them “fender-benders,” but in reality, a rear-end collision can result in serious property damage and injuries. Many people injured in this type of crash have the right to seek compensation from the at-fault driver, though the process is not simple. If you have been in a rear-end crash and believe someone else … Continue reading Causes and Effects of Rear-End Collisions
Doctors and hospitals prescribe and administer medications for many important reasons. Whether you are controlling your blood pressure, managing diabetes, fighting infections, or anything else, medication will likely be a part of your treatment plan. When medical professionals are dealing with many types of medication on a regular basis, the opportunity exists for serious errors … Continue reading Common Medication Errors that Cause Injuries to Patients
Pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers are commonly known as bed sores. Bedsores typically develop on skin covered by bony areas, such as the heels, ankles, hips, buttocks, shoulder blades, back of the head, backs, and sides of the knees, and the tailbone. Those most at risk for developing bedsores are those with medical conditions that … Continue reading Are Bed Sores a Sign of Hospital Negligence?
Illinois motorcycle accidents result in thousands of injuries and fatalities annually. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer a fatal injury in a motor vehicle collision. In 2015, there were approximately 3,506 motorcycle accidents statewide, resulting in 147 fatalities and 2,643 injuries. Motorcycles offer minimal protection during collisions, resulting in a motorcycle rider … Continue reading Motorcycle Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries