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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

You do not have to deal with your personal injuries alone

The injuries that a person can sustain in a car accident, or other injury-causing incident, can leave a victim suffering from lasting pain and suffering. Many individuals choose to endure their pain quietly and may never fully recover from the trauma and distress of surviving their ordeals. In Chicago, victims of accidents caused by other people's negligence have options and rights for seeking compensation for their losses.

Litigation is an option for people who have been harmed by others. Many legal claims based on personal injury and loss can, if successfully proven, provide victims with the recoveries they need to improve their financial lives after their accidents. However, not every accident victim decides to pursue litigation because the person may feel that the process is too difficult to understand or too challenging to do on one's own.

What can you do to prevent a medical misdiagnosis?

A medical misdiagnosis can present a serious health problem for a Chicago resident. While some misdiagnosed issues can resolve themselves on their own, serious ailments such as cancer and infections can spread and become difficult to treat. A patient that is subject to a misdiagnosis may find that the person is facing a worsened condition if a doctor fails to identify the true nature of the disease.

There are, however, some steps that patients can take to help their doctors come to the right conclusions about the patients' health. It is important for patients to remember, though, that even when given all of the information a patient can provide, a doctor may still make a diagnostic mistake. Patients who are harmed by doctor errors and misdiagnoses may have rights to compensation based on medical malpractice claims.

Wrong way driver hurts woman on interstate

A very scary scenario played out on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago when a driver entered the interstate while traveling in the wrong direction.

At around 4:00 p.m., the male driver entered I-94 North but was traveling south. While operating his vehicle on the interstate he collided with a vehicle driven by a woman. The crash happened near 55th Street and in addition to harming the female driver and negligent driver, the accident caused property damage to a third vehicle involved in the incident.

Ladders can cause serious accidents at construction sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration estimates that accidents involving ladders and stairs kill several dozen individuals at construction sites each year. In Chicago and in other parts of the country construction workers use ladders and other climbing devices in order to scale tall surfaces. While many are able to do so without sustaining injuries or death, others are unfortunately not so lucky and are harmed with incidents occur on or near their ladders and steps.

According to OSHA, there are many ways that stair and ladder accidents can happen. Problems can occur when a construction worker uses the wrong sized ladder for a job. For example, if a worker selects or is given a ladder that is too short for the job he needs to complete, the person may reach and fall from the high level. A taller, properly secured ladder could prevent this type of dangerous accident.

How do you prove negligence for a personal injury claim?

Most personal injury claims are based on negligence. Whether a Chicago resident is harmed in a car accident, premises liability accident, medical malpractice accident or other type of accident, in many cases the person's injuries will be due to the negligence of another or others. Although negligence is one of the major bases from which personal injury claims arise, individuals with potential cases should consult with legal professionals to better understand if negligence or another legal theory best supports the facts of their cases.

For negligence to form the basis of a case, the harmed party must first have been owned a duty by the negligent party. The duty can be relatively formal, such as that between a doctor and a patient. It can also be rather informal, such as between strangers. In situations between unconnected persons, individuals are expected to act reasonably given the circumstances surrounding them. When they fail to up hold this duty negligence can result.

Did doctor error cause your pain and suffering?

There is no doubt that human bodies are complex. In fact, doctors that practice medicine in Chicago often specialize their practices to one organ system or body party due to the complexities that each offers for study and understanding. While many people see general practitioners for their everyday illnesses and injuries, they may be referred to specialists when those generalists cannot resolve their patients' ailments.

Whether a doctor is a specialist or a generalist it may take the doctor some time to properly diagnose a patient's medical problem. In many cases doctors must rule out various causes before they can definitively settle on a reason for their patients' problems. The failure to properly evaluate a patient may result in a case of medical malpractice being brought against a doctor. However, even if a doctor considers various causes for a patient's medical issues the doctor may still make mistakes in the diagnostic or treatment processes that leave the patient's condition unresolved or even worsened.

Cook County resident dies in car accident

It can be difficult to get out of bed now that the sun is rising much later in the morning. Many Chicago residents find that it is still dark out when they must begin their commutes to work and school. As a result, more drivers are out on the roads even before the sun is up.

An early morning weekday crash outside of Chicago has left one woman dead and another woman battling serious personal injuries. The accident occurred before 6 o'clock in the morning on Route 83 in Cook County. Two vehicles crashed into each other in a head-on collision that resulted in catastrophic injuries to both drivers.

How long will I suffer after I am involved in a car accident?

For many, driving on the open roads is both a leisurely and practical activity that usual goes unhindered. However, there are unfortunately times when a drive does not go as planned and ends in an accident. These incidences can range from minor fender benders to much more serious and harmful injuries that can affect those involved for a long amount of time.

Due to the extreme range of injuries that can result from a vehicle crash every victim will experience a different period of physical and psychological recovery. Some may walk away from their crashes without physical harm or psychological repercussions. However, for some victims of car accidents, their suffering may endure for significantly longer periods of time.

Bed sores may be staged based on their severity

Bed sores can result from prolonged pressure placed on a small area of a person's body. Chicago residents who are unable to move on their own and who spend long periods of time sitting or in bed can develop these painful and sometimes dangerous wounds. Just as any abrasion may be mild or severe, a bed sore may start out as a minor affliction but develop into a serious medical condition. As a bed sore changes from slight to significant, it may receive a different stage classification.

A stage 1 bed sore does not involve an open wound. It may look like a bruise or discoloration on a person's skin and present the patient with some pain. If it progresses to a stage 2 bed sore, its closed appearance will change into an open blister, scrape or abrasion.

Multiple parties may be responsible for medical negligence

When a Chicago patient suffers harm at the hands of his or her doctor, it can be easy to point one's finger at the treating physician and lodge claims of medical malpractice. However, in many cases of medical negligence, more parties than just the treating doctor can be held responsible for a patient's losses and damages. In cases of medical malpractice, liability may extend beyond the doctor who performed the injury-causing treatment or procedure to hospitals, medical centers and other entities.

For example, when a hospital or medical group hires a doctor to work for its organization, that hospital or medical entity is responsible for ensuring that the doctor is adequately trained and licensed to serve in the capacity he is hired to fulfill. If an entity like a hospital fails to ensure that a doctor or other medical professional on its staff meets the standards of his profession, then that hospital may be guilty of medical malpractice.