Archives for January 2015

Brain injury raises risk of stroke

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 800,000 Americans experience a stroke every year. People who are at risk for the event often have conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. As a personal injury lawyer Chicago knows, experiencing a brain injury may also increase the likelihood of having a […]

New report names Chicago hospitals among the worst in the U.S. for infections

The American Journal of Medical Quality recently released a report regarding hand-washing behaviors among medical staff in U.S. hospitals. Researchers found that in intensive care units, proper hand sanitation occurred only 26 percent of the time. Elsewhere, the rate of proper cleansing was only at 37 percent. As any Chicago medical malpractice lawyer knows, improper […]

Survey: Workplace injury and downsizing

The prospect of suffering a work-related injury can be a challenging experience for an Illinois worker. A serious injury can result in a loss of a household’s only source of income. As an Illinois injured workers attorney would be aware, work injuries and illnesses extend beyond just medical costs. Workers and their families may struggle […]

The emotional impact of losing a limb in a personal injury accident

An injury accident that causes an individual to lose a limb typically has a lasting impact on the quality of life. The physical consequences often cause permanent disability, even when a prosthesis provides mobility. The suffering from this type of traumatic event is not only physical, but emotional, as well. Illinois personal injury lawyers are […]

4 Signs of nursing home neglect

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, approximately one in three residents of nursing homes in the United States suffer neglect. In Illinois, inspections occur every 15 months or less, but a U.S. General Accountability Office study showed that investigations run by the state consistently missed actual harm and immediate dangers to residents, leading […]

How much weight will Illinois allow tractor trailers to pull?

Federal law has set weight limits on tractor trailers, and Illinois has its own specifications regarding the amount a truck can pull, as well. These are based on risk reduction for everyone on the road and preservation of highways and streets. Overweight commercial trucks create hazardous conditions that have the potential to cause serious injuries […]

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