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Visitor Molests Nursing Home Resident

Nursing homes can suffer from a lack of adequate staff and supervision; in a disturbing case from Springfield, Ohio, a visitor to a nursing home was able to molest a resident.In August of 2012, a 21-year-old resident at the Heartland of Springfield rehabilitation center told staff that a man had entered her room and molested her. The woman's roommate confirmed seeing a man enter ......

Jury Awards $63 Million In Motrin Case

Jury Awards $63 Million In Motrin Case On February 13 2013, a jury in Plymouth Superior Court awarded $63 million to the family of a girl who was severely sickened by Children’s Motrin, a kind of ibuprofen made by drug giant Johnson & Johnson. The girl and her family, who are from Plymouth, Mass., were represented by Bradley M. Henry of the Boston law firm Meehan, Boyle, Bl......

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Safety Tips Motorcycle safety tips come from many places—highway organizations offer some, and other bikers also have good information on riding safely. But sometimes myths get circulated and established, some of which actually comprise bike safety.Helmets aren't required headwear in all fifty states. And somewhere a myth got started around helmets—specificall......

Medical Malpractice Study

A recent malpractice study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that most doctors get sued at least once in their career. Doctors that specialize in high-risk procedures are nearly 100% likely to be sued for malpractice. And though this statistic would seem to suggest large court ordered payments,......

Asbestos Federal Lawsuit

An asbestos lawsuit filed in the Madison, Mississippi County court, has been moved to federal court. On Friday, February 8, United Technologies Corp. (UTC) petitioned to move the suit—filed against UTC by twenty defendants—to federal court. The lead defendants in this care are a Mississippi couple, Walter and Ruby Leggett. Walter was ...

Elder Abuse In CO.

Elder abuse is an unfortunate, growing problem in America. Financial abuse of the elderly can lead to physical abuse; an increasing elderly population and dragging economy both exasperate the problem. All but three states have laws that mandate reporting of elder abuse.In Colorado, one of the only states that do......

Elderly Man Found Dead Near Adult Care Home

In January, 2013, a missing elderly man was found dead near his adult care home in southwest Portland, Oregon. Deputies sent out an alert on Brant Keller, 69, on the night of Tuesday, January 22nd; he had last been seen around 5 in the evening. Staff at his adult care home called the police to report that a resident had walked away, and they could not find him.On Thursday afterno......

EPA Doing Risk Study On Mining Town After Decades Of Asbestos Exposure

The town of Libby, Montana, is in the midst of cleaning up from decades of asbestos exposure at the hands of the W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine. In Libby and its surrounding land, hundreds of people have died from asbestos exposure and many more have been sickened. The cleanup has been going on since 1999, at a cost over $447 million so far. The Environmental Protection Agency (E......

Sprouters Northwest Expands Recall

Sprouters Northwest Expands Recall On February 2nd, 2013, Sprouters Northwest expanded its earlier product recall, over fears of Listeria monocytogene contamination. The recall is voluntary, and the Kent, Washington-based company is working jointly with the Washington State Agriculture Department and the US Food and Drug Administration. Sprouters Northwest is now recalling all ......

Texas Laws Hinder Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Texas Laws Hinder Medical Malpractice Lawsuits The Texas Tribune recently reported a troubling case of medical malpractice. Connie Spears went to a Christus Santa Rosa hospital emergency room in 2010, with serious leg pain; she told the hospital staff about her history of blood clots, but they sent her h......

Regulation Proposed For Over Prescribing Elderly

Regulation Proposed For Over Prescribing Elderly The practice of overly prescribing nursing homes patients has finally caught the attention of regulators and authorities. Elderly people with dementia (a condition known in the insurance world as "off-label") are often prescribed powerful antipsychotic drugs to keep them quiet, and Medicare picks up the bill—even though Medicare ......

Air Bag Recall Trends Continue To Rise

Air Bag Recall Trends Continue To RiseAn unfortunate trend in motor vehicle recalls, faulty air bags have already caused two major recalls in 2013. Toyota Motor Corp. announced the recall of 887,709 vehicles (2003 and 2004 Toyota Corollas, Matrixes and Pontiac Vibes), over a faulty circuit board which can cause the a......

What To Do After A Car Accident

What To Do After A Car Accident Car accidents are nothing if not stressful, and often frightening, whether or not you're injured. It's hard to keep a calm head after an accident; but, if you do end up involved in one, keeping a few important things in mind will help your case later on.First of all, never lea......

Accountability For Preventable Medical Mistakes

Accountability For Preventable Medical Mistakes Preventable medical mistakes are responsible for far too many deaths in America—the equivalent of four jumbo jets full of people die from medical errors every week. But the problem remains largely unreported, both inside hospitals and in the wider public sp......

Young Motorcycle Riders Less Likely To Sustain Serious Injury

Young Motorcycle Riders Less Likely To Sustain Serious Injury A recent study from Brown University found that older bikers are much more likely to end up in the hospital with serious injuries than younger riders are. Bikers over 60 are 2 1/2 times more likely than riders in their twenties and thirties to find themselves in the emergency room due to an accident. Brown's study wa......

Reduce Elder Abuse Research Prospective Care Givers

If you're looking into home care for yourself or someone you love, it's crucial to thoroughly research potential caregivers. Abusive and cruel people get hired as caregivers far too often. Recent stories of abuse include a World War II veteran neglected in his home; an elderly man scammed out of half a million dollars, then killed; and a blind couple with dementia who were tricked into ......

Slip And Fall Personal Injury Case Settled For $42,500

Slip And Fall Personal Injury Case Settled For $42,500 A personal injury lawsuit filed against the town of Kearny, New Jersey has been settled. Richard Naprawa, 53, was leaving Kearny's town hall, when he slipped and fell on the building’s wet marble stairs. He sustained a ruptured left patellar tendon, requiring......

Mitsubishi Recalls Electric Cars

On February 5, 2012, Mitsubishi Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of certain model year 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicles, over a faulty brake system vacuum pump. i-MiEV vehicles manufactured from December 2, 2011, through September 7, 2012 were built with a brake system vacuum pump that may fail, making the vacuum pump inoperable.Were t......

Johnson & Johnson Knowingly Marketed Faulty Hip

Johnson & Johnson Knowingly Marketed Faulty Hip On January 25th, Los Angeles jurors heard opening statements in a lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant; plaintiff lawyers say the implants left thousands of people with crippling problems, or in need of replacement surgeries. The suit, alleging fraud and negligence, is the first of......

Johnson & Johnson Knowingly Marketed Faulty Hip

Johnson & Johnson Knowingly Marketed Faulty Hip On January 25th, Los Angeles jurors heard opening statements in a lawsuit accusing Johnson & Johnson of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant; plaintiff lawyers say the implants left thousands of people with crippling problems, or in need of replacement surgeries. The suit, alleging fraud and negligence, is the first of......

Truck Accident Lawsuit Settled For $999,000

Truck Accident Lawsuit Settled For $999,000 A recent personal injury lawsuit, filed against Gulf Coast Concrete and Shell, Inc., has been settled for $999,000. The front left tire on a Gulf Coast cement mixer blew out on a highway; the truck, driven by Charles Gordon, veered into the next lane and hit a pickup truck, which spun off into the center concrete median and rolled ove......

Sloppy Work & Unsanitary Conditions At 3 Pharmacies Have Deadly Consequences

A recent investigation by The Washington Post has revealed a chain of sloppy work and unsanitary conditions at three large-scale specialty pharmacies, which have resulted in deaths and illnesses over the past decade. The Post found that a deadly meningitis outbreak last year, stemming from safety lapses at a pharmacy in Massachusetts, was not an isolated event. Coumpounders, a......

Sloppy Work & Unsanitary Conditions At 3 Pharmacies Have Deadly Consequences

A recent investigation by The Washington Post has revealed a chain of sloppy work and unsanitary conditions at three large-scale specialty pharmacies, which have resulted in deaths and illnesses over the past decade. The Post found that a deadly meningitis outbreak last year, stemming from safety lapses at a pharmacy in Massachusetts, was not an isolated event. Coumpounde......

Man Shot Outside Hilton Awarded $1.7 Million

Man Shot Outside Hilton Awarded $1.7 Million In the parking lot of the Hilton Embassy Suites in Orlando, Florida, Troy Anderson was carjacked and shot. Anderson, 42, struggled with his assailant and was shot twice in the groin, requiring three weeks of hospitalization and a temporary colostomy. Anderson is physically unable to return to his work as a sales manager (earning $80,......

General Motors Announces Two Recalls

General Motors Announces Two Recalls On Thursday, January 31st, General Motors announced two separate recalls; together, they affect more than 12,000 vehicles. 8,519 Chevy Malibu sedans from the 2013 model year are being recalled over concerns on the vehicles' rear suspensions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that one or more bolts in the suspension m......

Defective Brake Lawsuit Awarded 8.75 Million

Defective Brake Lawsuit Awarded 8.75 Million Defective products come at us from every kind of manufacturer; besides tainted pharmaceuticals, defective cars are possibly the most dangerous products that get made, sold, and recalled. In one of the more serious cases of recent memory, a man was r......

Metal Hip Implants Continue To Cause Injuries

Metal Hip Implants Continue To Cause Injuries Metal on metal hip implants are once again in the news; the devices have a long history of failure, but the recent mass failure of one brand, produced by DePuy Orthopedics—a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson—has resulted in medical disasters, and litigation. Ten thousand lawsuits are lined up over the ASR (Articular Surface Replac......

Bicycle Accident In Chicago Leaves Man Dead

Bicycle Accident In Chicago Leaves Man Dead Bicycle accidents in major cities happen very fast; too often, the cyclist has little recourse in a dangerous situation. On September 28, 2012, a young man was killed in Chicago after being thrown from his bike into oncoming traffic. Neill Townsend, 32, was biking (in......

Elderly Abuse Study Shows Troubling Signs

Recent studies have been released which offer a troubling look at the state of elder care in America. At least two million elderly Americans have been victims of abuse, and this number is actually low—elder abuse is one of the most under reported crimes in the country, with only one in 14 cases reported.Elder abuse...

Baby Dressers Recalled After Two Deaths

Baby Dressers Recalled After Two Deaths A massive recall of baby dressers is underway, after two toddlers died in separate incidents. Bexco is recalling 18-thousand Million Dollar Baby Dressers; the recall was announced jointly with the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The baby dresser can be become unsteady when a child climbs into the drawers; this is how both children die......

Driverless Cars Raises Questions On Responsibility

Driver-less Cars Raises Questions On Responsibility Sci-fi technology is once again dividing lawmakers. In mid-2012, Arizona lawmakers debated a law that laid out guidelines for a rapidly approaching technology: self-driving vehicles. But the lawmakers got stuck on the crucial point of fault; who's to blame when a driverless car crashes? Without a driver, the legal answer is tr......

Elder Abuse On The Rise

Elder Abuse On The Rise The Associated Press recently reported on the growing problem of elder abuse in America. The AP's study found that 1 in 10 senior citizens have suffered some kind of abuse at least once; in the United States, 2 million seniors are abused, exploited, or neglected every year. As America ages, the problem will expand in size and severity; by 2030, the popul......

Weed Killer Class Action Lawsuit Settled

Weed Killer Class Action Lawsuit Settled A settlement has finally been reached in a giant class-action lawsuit over weed-killer; Sygenta has agreed to pay $105 million, to be divided up by community water systems that sustain more than 37 million Americans, mostly in farming states. Over 1,000 communities have spent millions of dollars over many years filtering atrazine, a comm......

Car Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit Settled

Car Accident Personal Injury Lawsuit Settled A recent personal injury lawsuit, spawned by a rear-end accident, has been settled for $169,289. Sally Gordon was driving on a highway when her car was struck from behind by Morteza Hosseini. Gordon's Honda Accord sustained $1,800 worth of damage, and Gordon herself suffered a serious injury to her cervical spine, in her neck.......

Smoked Salmon Recalls On The Rise

Smoked Salmon Recalls On The Rise Recalls of smoked salmon rose in the last two months of 2012, and this trend appears to be continuing. Whole Foods has just announced a recall of sockeye salmon, which tested positive for Listeria Monocytogenes, a bacteria that causes food poisoning. One lot code of 4-ounce Whole Catch Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, which was sold in 12 states, w......

Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities

Chicago Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities Nationally, motor vehicle fatalities are on a slight decline; but they still occur far too frequently. In Chicago, several fatal accidents have been in the news lately. In one crash, which happened early in the morning on January 27, the vehicle was actually split in half.The driver, a 20-year-old Chicago man, crashed his 1996 Mi......

Illinois Inmate Injury Settlement

A recent settlement in Chicago has awarded $12 million in damages to an inmate at a northern Illinois prison; the man was left severely disabled by an epileptic seizure he suffered while behind bars. A federal jury decided reached a verdict on January 18th, finding that prison officials at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet knew Ray Fox needed epilepsy medication, but failed to pr......

Personal Injury Dog Bite Case Settled Out Of Court

A recent personal injury case in California has been settled out of court; the injury was caused by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Phranc Gottlieb went over to visit Jeremy Ross-Dugan's home and knocked on his door, which was ajar; Ross-Dugan's dog ran out and attacked Gottlieb, biting her right, dominant arm and wrist, and pulling her to the ground.53-year-old Gottlieb, a folk si......

McDonald's' Lawsuit Anything But Frivolous

McDonald's' Lawsuit Anything But Frivolous One of the most talked about personal injuries case in recent history, Stella Liebeck's lawsuit in 1994 has been used politically to attack "frivolous lawsuits;" but the 1994 case, where Liebeck sued McDonald's after she was severely burnt by a cup of their coffee, was a......

McDonald's' Lawsuit Anything But Frivolous

McDonald's' Lawsuit Anything But Frivolous One of the most talked about personal injuries case in recent history, Stella Liebeck's lawsuit in 1994 has been used politically to attack "frivolous lawsuits;" but the 1994 case, where Liebeck sued McDonald's after she was severely burnt by a cup of their coffee, was a......

Chicago Airport Personal Injury Case Settled

A recent personal injury case has been settled in Chicago, over a traumatic event that happened at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. A seven year old boy, Anthony Rosalia, was riding on an escalator with his family when his right foot became trapped between the escalator stairs and the side skirt. The boy was trappe......

Winter Driving Tips To Avoid Car Accidents

Winter Driving Tips To Avoid Car Accidents Winter in the Midwest can be brutal on both cars and drivers. We face roads slick with snow, sleet, and ice; and there's often low visibility, and rapidly changing road conditions. But there are a number of things you can do to stay safe on Illinois' roads this winter.Keeping your car (or truck) in top mechanical order is a good......

Occupational Injury Case Settled

A recent case of occupational injury has been settled out of court. 28 year old Ryan Vrabel was working as an oiler on a construction project when his left hand was yanked into the unguarded belt drive of the crane he was powering up. The injuries were to Vrabel’s nondominant hand, which suffered near amputation of his thumb, and other injuries to his pinky and ring fingers. His thumb w......

Florida Nursing Home Suspected of Neglect

A nursing home in Orlando, Florida, is currently under investigation for elder neglect; Clermont Health and Rehabilitation Center is now being investigated by Clermont police and the state Department of Children and Families.On Monday, January 14, police were called to South Lake Hospital, in response to an elderly rehab patient's hospitalization with third-degree ulcers on his b......

Target Recalls Pajamas

Target Recalls Pajamas A huge, voluntarily recall of children's pajamas has just been announced. On January 15, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall, with the cooperation of Target Corporation: 560,000 sets of children's pajamas sold at Target stores do not meet U.S. federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear.The pajamas co......

Toyota Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Toyota Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuits Toyota Motor Corporation has settled the first of many wrongful death lawsuits around their vehicles' sudden acceleration problems. The case was settled in Los Angeles in early January, with the family members of two people killed in a sudden-acceleration crash in Utah.Paul Van Alfen and Charlene Jones Lloyd were killed when Van Alf......

For Profit Nursing Homes

For-profit nursing homes are on the rise in America, and they're not looking out for their patients; federal authorities recently released a report documenting their wasteful spending, and a widespread landscape of fraud and abuse. Bloomberg News revealed the government investigation's findings in early January, as rec......

Group Home Abuse

A trial is underway in Battlefield, Canada (Saskatchewan province) over allegations a disabled woman in a group home was abused by an employee. In early January, the accused woman took the stand in her own defense, in Battleford Court of Queen’s Bench. Ashley Marie Johnson, 25, stands accused of putting lemon juice in ......

Elder Abuse Case Virginia

A former resident at the Envoy Nursing Home in Staunton, VA, has pleading guilty to sexually molesting a fellow resident, an elderly woman. Charles Williams, who is 70 years old, is heading to prison for a year; he entered his guilty plea to sexual assault in early December. Williams was not the only predator uncovered at Envoy; in October, two employees of the nursing home were charged......

One of the Worst Reported Cases of Elder Abuse

This has to be one of the worst reported cases of elder abuse.  In a very disturbing incident, two San Diego registered nurses are under investigation for engaging in sex acts with a 98-year-old bedridden stroke patient, and each other. Their actions were discovered because they were recorded on several videos of the p......

Bed Sores Nursing Home Negligence

Bed Sores Nursing Home Negligence An easily avoidable problem, bedsores are very painful, and can lead to deadly infections. Bedsores develop on bodies that are not mobile; patients with paralysis, stupor, or in comas are susceptible. The weight of a still body presses against the skin; unlike with larger internal arteries, when arteries in fat, muscle, and skin subdivide into ......

Mesothelioma Litigation

An aggressive and painful cancer, mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers; asbestos was used in insulation, motors, flooring, and many other materials for decades. Many of the cases of both pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma (lung lining and abdomen lining, respectively) were preventa......

Asbestos Lawsuit

An asbestos-exposure case is going to trial West Virginia; 67 companies are named in a lawsuit just filed by a Charleston area couple. Camden David Hudkins, of Sutton, WV, was diagnosed with mesothelioma, and is suing his former employers and their suppliers for criminal negliance.Mr. Hudkins worked as an auto mechanic fr......

Nursing Home Drugging

A recent Superior Court case from Kern County, California has resulted the conviction of a nursing home director, on elder abuse. The director, Gwen Hughes, is going to state prison for three years, guilty of drugging elderly patients into submission, using psychotropic medications. Before trial, Hughes, 59, pleaded no contest to one count of elder abuse leading to death of the patient.......

Chicago Car Accidents

Chicago is the third-most populous city in the United States and the most populated city in both Illinois and the entire Midwest. Chicago is an international hub for industry, technology, commerce, transportation, and finance and is the second-most visited city in the U.S. after New York City. With its economic and cultural diversity, large arts scene, 10......

Establishment Liability in DWI Accident in North Carolina

A bar in North Carolina has been found liable for serving alcohol to a visibly drunk man, who then crashed into a family. David Huffman left Eddie’s Place Restaurant and Bar with a blood-alcohol level of 0.23—nearly three times the legal limit—and then crashed head-on into Matt and Meredith Eastridge’s SUV at 74 mph. Meredith Eastridge, 30, was six months pregnant; her uterus was ruptur......

Automobile Accidents and Spinal Injuries

Automobile Accidents and Spinal Injuries An unfortunate part of modern life, automobile accidents happen daily. In addition to the awfulness of fatalities, car collisions also cause a huge amount of physical trauma and pain, especially chronic back, neck, and spinal injuries. The back, neck, and spin......

Mesothelioma in Carpenters and Tradesmen

Another group that was often exposed to friable asbestos on the job, carpenters are often at risk of developing mesothelioma. An aggressive cancer that stays latent for decades, mesothelioma is currently being diagnosed in carpenters and tradesman who were exposed fifty years ago.Because of its ability to withstand fire and water, asbestos was widely used in building materials. C......

Asbestosis Mesothelioma

Asbestosis Mesothelioma Asbestosis mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, usually from inhaling friable or airborne asbestos fibers; since inhalation is the main path of exposure, the lungs are often the site of the cancer, which can lay dormant for twenty or even forty years. The asbestos fibers scar the lung tissue, and eventually the patient will experience shortnes......

Slip and fall injury lawsuits

Slip and fall injury lawsuits can be very difficult to argue in front of a judge and jury; the burden of evidence weighs heavy on the Plaintiffs in these cases. It's hard to substantiate the facts of the case (as in, how long was the ice cream sitting on the grocery store floor before you slipped on it?); it's also hard to prove that you weren't just clumsy, as the Defendant's lawyers w......

Another Nursing Home Abuse Case - New York

Another troubling case of abuse in a nursing home has recently been reported; this one comes from upstate New York. On November 30th last year, a Level 3 sex offender—who was employed as a maintenance worker at the Loudonville Home for Adults—"placed his hands down the shirt of the victim and rubbed her breasts without consent," according to Colonie police. Richard Ragone, 64, was spott......

Never Events, Medical Malpractice That Can Happen

The journal Surgery has just released the results of its findings around surgical “never events” (that is, things that are never supposed to happen).  Over 4,000 of these events occur annually in the United States; Surgery’s malpractice study is the first review of "totally preventable" malpractice mistakes.To break this statistic down further: somewhere in the U.S., a surgeon is......

Car Accident Insurance and Settlements

The litigation process after a car accident can be long and tedious; a study released bythe US Department of Justice concluded the average case length for automobile ac......

Eye Injuries Are More Common Than People Realize

Eye injuries are more common than most people realize—more than a million Americans suffer an eye injury every year. The majority of eye injuries happen occupationally (800,000 per year); daily, some 2,000 workers in the U.S. require medical treatment for a work-related eye injury. Car accidents are the second leading cause, followed by rarer situations (defective contact lenses, failed......

Debt Collection Law

What is the law on debt collection?  The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) has been around for almost 35 years. The FDCPA is a federal law that applies to every state.  In other words, everyone is protected by the FDCPA.  Its purposes are to eliminate abusive practices in the collection of consumer debts, to promote fair debt collection, and to provide consumer......

Meningitis Outbreak

Several people have died so far due to a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.  Hundreds have been infected and the numbers are expected to rise.  Over 14,000 people received contaminated steroid epidurals made and distributed by the New England Compounding Center.Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.  Symptoms include headache, fever, na......

Several Deaths Blamed on Multistate Meningitis Outbreak

Up to 12 people died have so far due to a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak. Meningitis involves inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spine.  Some 119 others were infected with meningitis, and the numbers are expected to rise.  It is believed that up to 13,000 people received contaminated medication which caused the outbreak. Symptoms of meningitis usually em......

Dispute Credit Report

The information in your credit report is used to evaluate your application for credit, insurance, employment, and renting a home. Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, whether you’ve been sued or arrested, and whether you’ve filed for bankruptcy. Therefore, you should be sure the information is accurate and up to date. Additionally, monito......

More than 3,000 Debt Collection Suits Dismissed

Over half a million dollars was awarded recently to class action litigants in Maryland. The group of debt collectors defending the class action lawsuit committed several violations while collecting debts, and were not licensed to collect in Maryland. The settlement occurred three years after the case, Winemiller et. al. v. Worldwide Asset Purchasing et. al. was filed in 2009. The settle......

Papa John’s Text Message Spam Class Action

A United States District Court judge has certified a huge text message spam class action case against Papa John’s International Inc. The nationwide lawsuit was given the go-ahead on November 9, 2012, and carries potential damages of over $250 million.Filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), the class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Papa John’s customers a......

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms. Protect your loved ones from nursing home abuse by knowing their rights. When a loved one can no longer live independently, a decision must be made about the best option for care. Such a decision often must be made during a time of crisis, frequently when your loved one is ready to leave the hospital after a serious illness or opera......

Car Insurance In Illinois

Car insurance in Illinois is required by state law. Car insurance in Illinois provides protection against physical damage and bodily injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident. In order to comply with the law in Illinois, you must have vehicle liability insurance in the following minimum amounts: $20,000 – injury or death of one person in an accident $40,000 – injury or death of mor......

Chicago Car Accident – Distracted Drivers Using Cell Phones While Driving

Chicago Car accidents occur multiple times every day. From seatbelts to turn signals, safety measures are designed to prevent accidents and/or injuries when a car accident occurs. After a car accident does occur, however, it’s important to find the cause of the accident. A competent Chicago car accident lawyer can do just that. One of the many possible causes of car accidents in Chicago......

Nursing Homes: A Place of Care or a Place of Abuse?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent, there are approximately 1.5 million residents in nursing homes. When you think of nursing homes, you think about the care and nurture it provides to the elderly and disabled. You see it as a safe haven for your grandparents, parents, and maybe one day yourself? Unfortunately, the reality of nursing homes is not as color......

Costa Concordia Survivors File Lawsuits

Hundreds of passengers from the Costa Concordia, and close to 1,000 businesses from the island where the ship ran aground, are suing Carnival Corporation after the January 13, 2012, accident, which resulted in 32 fatalities. More than 4,000 passengers and crewmembers were aboard the Costa Concordia vessel when it hit submerged rocks and capsized near the Tuscan island of Gilgio. Reports......