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Personal Injury Attorney Bruce Goodman, Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish Chicago IL. Serving greater Chicagoland, including Cook County, Dupage County, Kane County, Lake County and Will County. Phone: 312-782-6792 Web Site: http://www.sgklawyers.com

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  • $2,300,000 – Brain Injury
  • $650,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $800,000 – Construction Injury
  • $570,000 – Medical Malpractice
  • $4,300,000 – Medical Malpractice
  • $4,100,000 - Construction
  • $4,000,000 - Medical Malpractice
  • $3,000,000 - Vehicle Accident
  • $950,000 - Birth Injury Malpractice
  • $5,860,000 Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death
  • $1,800,000 - Product Liability
  • $4,000,000 - Medical Malpractice
  • $3,000,000 - Vehicle Accident
  • $950,000 - Birth Injury Malpractice
  • $7,500,000 - Premises Liability

Chicago Personal Injury Law Blog

Are falls a common form of construction accident?

In 2013, more than one-third of all construction-related deaths involved falls from higher ground to lower levels. In Chicago, construction workers are subject to fall dangers every day when they climb up onto buildings' roofs, scaffolding structures, and even just up onto ladders. Even a fall from a relatively low height can be deadly, and the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration has offered a straightforward way of reducing the number of preventable and deadly falls that occur at American construction sites.

First, OSHA suggests that employers make a plan for how they will handle fall safety with their workers. This can be challenging when workers are on different shifts or communicate in languages other than the language of the company. The agency has documents that it can distribute to construction companies to help them facilitate the discussion.

Distractions may lead to devastating doctor errors

Many people who live in the greater Chicago area have the opportunity to choose their own doctors and medical facilities. While insurance restrictions sometimes direct a patient toward a particular health system, in some cases individuals can choose the health professionals that they want rather than the ones assigned to them. When choosing a primary care doctor or one who provides a specialty, patients take many factors into consideration.

Individuals may consider where the doctor studied and how much experience they have in the relevant area of medicine. The patients may look at recommendations and consider how competent they feel the doctors' staffs are. Some individuals may even prefer to choose a male doctor over a female doctor or an older doctor over a younger doctor, depending upon the characteristics and preferences of the patient.

Illinois considers allowing video cameras in nursing homes

Every year thousands of complaints are lodged with the Illinois Department of Public Health regarding alleged nursing home abuse and neglect. Nursing homes provide care for senior citizens and other individuals with diminished physical and mental capacities who need support to perform the minor and major requirements of daily living. While some of the complaints received by DPH are meritless, others involve significant violations of the law that result in serious injuries to nursing home patients.

This Chicago personal injury law blog has addressed some types of nursing home neglect and abuse. Bed sores, medication errors, emotional abuse, and other types of harm can be real problems for people who rely on nursing home staff members for assistance. Claims of abuse and neglect are sometimes hard to prove when it is a resident's word against that of a staff member. Accordingly, the Illinois legislature has sent to the governor a proposed piece of law that could help resolve this problem.

A holiday car accident can leave you with a lifetime of suffering

Summer is a season of festivities. From Memorial Day to Labor Day and with the Fourth of July right in between, Chicago residents often barely finish planning one holiday party before the next cookout or get-together is coming up on the calendar. For many, alcohol is a part of enjoying time with friends and family. When alcohol combines with driving home from celebrations, car accidents can result.

The victim of a holiday season car accident may never see his collision coming. He may be struck in an intersection when opposing traffic should have stopped; or he may be run off of the road by a negligent or drunk driver. He may never know what is coming until his car has been struck and he is suddenly suffering the mental and physical pain of enduring a violent automobile crash.

Some children suffer personal injuries in youth sports

Summer is a fantastic time of year for many Chicago kids. Aside from the fact that they are out of school, many are also able to spend time with their friends while engaging in their favorite club and team sports. From soccer to football, baseball to field hockey, children all across the metropolitan area spend their summers getting dirty and honing their athletic skills.

While sports are a great way for kids to learn teamwork and build physical stamina, they are also often the medium through which children suffer personal injuries. Some sports-related injuries are minor, such as superficial abrasions and minor sprains. Others are more significant, such as broken bones and concussions.

Does malpractice ever lead to anesthesia errors during surgery?

Anesthetics are a particular kind of drug that some Chicago doctors use for surgical procedures. Drugs that fall into this category are used for a variety of purposes including pain relief, relaxation and sleep induction. As surgeries can be highly complex and lengthy, doctors often find it convenient to relax their patients to the point of sleep for the procedures so that they do not experience the pain associated with their operations.

Although serious complications from anesthesia errors are not common, some people are harmed by the sleep-inducing medications their medical teams administer before their surgeries. According to WebMD, there are many issues a person may experience as a result of the use of anesthesia in his body. A person's heart or lungs may be adversely affected, or he may experience severe headaches, vomiting or pneumonia. Too much or the wrong anesthesia can affect a person's brain; doctors and medical facilities should understand a patient's condition and perform necessary tests before submitting a person to a potentially dangerous form of local or general anesthesia.

Chicago-area car accident victim sues city, estate of driver

Few automobile accident victims have the chance to prepare for their accidents before they happen. A victim may only have a split second of realization about what is going to happen before his vehicle is hit by another auto. In many cases, car accident victims never see their accidents coming.

In 2014, a woman from the Chicago suburb of Geneva was in a violent car accident with a city employee. The city employee was driving a city vehicle when he sped through a stop sign and was struck by the woman's car. The woman was unable to stop before colliding with the city truck, and as a result of the accident the city employee was killed.

How do back-overs cause construction injuries and deaths?

Construction projects can be big or small, but on most Chicago construction sites at least one vehicle is required at some point for delivering and moving around materials. Flatbed trucks and pick-ups can be used for some jobs while forklifts and dump trucks are used for others. Generally, the driver of a vehicle on a construction site must be trained to properly use the truck's operating features.

Construction vehicles have some functionality that does not exist on most non-commercial vehicles, particularly when it comes to safety. For example, many construction vehicles come equipped with back-up warnings that automatically start when a vehicle is put into reverse. A back-up warning can have various sounds but is intended to warn individuals behind a vehicle that it is moving backwards and that it may cross their paths.

Administering the improper medication can be life-threatening

One reason that Chicago residents find themselves in nursing homes and care facilities is because they face challenges with regard to taking care of themselves. Some individuals suffer physical injuries that prevent them from living self-sufficient lives, while others succumb to mental illnesses and neurological problems that affect their abilities to live alone. Under the care of a licensed medical or nursing home, a person should have his physical and mental needs addressed.

Part of receiving adequate care at such a facility is having one's medications administered correctly. The proper administration of prescribed medications includes but is not limited to giving a patient the right medications in the correct dosages at the appropriate times of day. Failing to meet these basic medication expectations can result in a patient suffering a serious injury from a medication-related mistake.

Statutes of limitation apply in personal injury cases

Minor accidents and inadvertent mishaps occur rather frequently in Chicago and throughout Cook County. For many of the people involved in these common incidents, the loss experienced due to personal injury or property damage is small or even nonexistent. An unfortunate number of people, however, sustain significant damages from their unplanned and accidental ordeals, leaving those victims considerably harmed from their involvement in unintended misfortunes.

In Illinois and many other jurisdictions across the country, statutes of limitation apply in personal injury cases. A statute of limitations is a law that establishes how long after an accident or the incurring of a loss that a person may file a lawsuit against the presumably responsible party. Readers of this blog who are outside of the state of Illinois should check with the laws of their jurisdictions in order to learn what limitations could apply to their potential personal injury lawsuits.