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Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Remember, any dog can bite

The average damages in a dog bite case are $37,000.

More than one-third of American homes have a dog. In all, 70 million dogs, most of them gentle, faithful companions. But any dog can bite, inflicting serious injuries, disfigurement and emotional trauma.

Under Illinois law, dog owners are strictly liable when their pets harm people. It may be a sweet puppy the other 364 days a year. This may be the first time it bit anyone. That does not matter. You are entitled to compensation if you are injured by a dog. But you may need legal help to collect. 

Investigators find thousands of safety defects on train tracks across the country.

As Americans, we have a remarkable railroad system weaving intricately across the country. Furthermore, we trust that our train systems will be reasonably safe for travelers and for the homeowners, drivers and pedestrians near the tracks. Most of us simply assume that these tracks are being kept up and repaired when needed and that, ultimately, someone is responsible for keeping the railways safe, especially those railroads on which trains are hauling dangerous, volatile materials.

But what if that assumption is wrong? What if no one is taking care of the railroad tracks that wind through our neighborhoods and across our streets?

Medical Malpractice Claims Reveal Problems at Chicago Public Hospitals

claim.jpgThe John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the University of Illinois Hospital have both been repeatedly sued for malpractice and have paid out more than $160 million to settle claims, demonstrating the pervasive problem of negligence within their systems. The paid-out claims are likely just the tip of the iceberg because many settlements are not reported. The settlements date from just the past five years, further demonstrating the problem's depth. A Chicago medical malpractice lawyer is aware of the extent of the issue and frequently represents clients who have been seriously injured or who have lost loved ones because of medical errors while under hospital care.

A Mild Concussion Can Have Lasting Effects on Longevity and Mental Health

A comprehensive study completed by researchers at Britain's University of Oxford and Imperial College illustrates the lasting effects that even a mild bump on the head can have. It found that people who suffered mild concussions had shorter life spans and suffered mental health problems at a significantly higher rate than people who had not suffered concussions.

When Is A Store Owner Liable For A Customer's Injuries?

shopping mall.jpgWhile shopping can be an entertaining pastime as well as a necessary duty, sometimes you can get hurt while at the mall or the local grocery. Shoppers can suffer from accidental injuries in a number of ways. The most common type of accident happens when a customer slips or trips, resulting in fractures or broken bones. Depending on the specific circumstances of the accident, the store owner could be held liable for the victim's financial losses and pain and suffering.

The Importance of Early Diagnosis: Colorectal Cancer

graveyard.jpgThe second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S., colorectal cancer kills almost 50,000 people each year, but delays in diagnosis often happen. When there is a delayed diagnosis for colorectal cancer, people who have greater risks of death due to being in more advanced stages of cancer when the diagnoses are finally made. Delays in diagnosis may happen because of actions by the patients, failures by the doctors, or a combination of both. 

New Concerns About The Safety Of Gastrointestinal Scopes

medical equipment.jpgSince 2015, health care regulators and lawmakers have devoted much time, energy and resources into investigating a series of outbreaks of "superbugs" related to the use of duodenoscopes. These devices, used to inspect and treat problems in the intestinal tract, have been linked to at least 35 deaths over the last four years.

Medical Malpractice: Who Is At Fault?

medical operating room.jpgThe hospital admitted your child for a simple tonsillectomy. The procedure went well and you expected to be able to bring your child home in the next day or two. But things started to go wrong. Your child's heart rate dipped and she went into cardiac arrest and suffered a severe lack of oxygen to the brain.

The Risks and Dangers of Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal mesh used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) can cause serious complications and adverse events for patients. First approved for use by the FDA in 1996, the serious complications and injuries caused by transvaginal mesh erosion prompted the FDA to issue strong warnings advising against its usage in 2008.

When Colonoscopies Dig Too Deep

stethoscope.jpgIt is not uncommon for patients undergoing colonoscopies to suffer adverse events or effects from the procedure. Each year, more than 14 million people are screened for colon cancer, and more than 5 million colonoscopy procedures are performed in the United States alone. These procedures can result in perforated colons, poisoning, kidney damage, and missed diagnoses. Nationwide it is estimated that up to 2.5% of patients undergoing a colonoscopy will experience an adverse event during or as a result of the procedure.