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Suing a Negligent Nursing Home For Exposing Your Loved One to Coronavirus

senior-5088204_640.jpgNursing home residents are highly vulnerable to coronavirus and the potentially lethal respiratory injuries it causes. Nursing home care providers have a responsibility to ensure adequate protections are in place to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading the virus. When care providers are negligent in their duties, data from around the world shows that such negligence has deadly consequences.

How Many Pedestrians Are Dying on U.S. Roads?

Screen Shot 2020-05-08 at 11.22.42 PM.pngMotor vehicle accidents resulting in pedestrian fatalities are increasing in the US, and in 2019, the United States experienced a 30-year high in the number of pedestrian fatalities. When pedestrians are involved in a motor vehicle accident, they are likely to suffer disabling, potentially fatal injuries. When pedestrian accidents occur, an auto accident attorney in Illinois can help surviving family members pursue compensation for the loss of life of a loved one. 

How Will the Coronavirus Impact Medical Malpractice Risk?

coronavirus-doctor.jpgThe current pandemic is likely to have a significant impact on medical malpractice risk. Physicians are currently seeking legislative protection that would shield them from medical malpractice suits arising from care and treatment provided during these extraordinary times. Following efforts led by the American Medical Association, the Governors in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan have already issued orders that raise the standards for injuries and deaths that occur while the pandemic is ongoing.

Early Care For A Spinal Cord Injury Is Often Harrowing

pLowerBackXray_26479776_s-2.jpgSome individuals who are in motor vehicle wrecks suffer from spinal cord injuries. This is a serious situation that requires the person to seek emergency medical care. While this is necessary, it is often scary because there's a lot going on with a many medical professionals around. The person might be in pain, but that isn't going to be the priority at first.

Vaping Lung Injuries Hitting Chicago Hard

vape-3202608_1280.jpgE-cigarettes and other devices that facilitate vaping can cause permanent, irreversible damage to lung tissue. As of January 2020, a total of 2,602 hospitalizations and 52 fatalities associated with the use of e-cigarettes were recorded in the United States. Individuals who use these devices put themselves at considerable risk of injury and should cease using them immediately.

Medical Malpractice, How Long Do You Have to File

Thumbnail image for Dollarphotoclub_57318485.jpgThe statute of limitations in Illinois for filing a medical malpractice claim is two years from the date the injury was discovered, or should have been discovered by the individual. Failing to file a claim within this time period can result in the court dismissing the claim. However, there are exceptions and it's important to understand these before moving forward.

Head-On Collisions Leave Disability and Death in Their Wake

head-on-crash.pngHead-on collisions cause a disproprotate number of serious disabilities and wrongful deaths than other types of motor vehicle accidents. Accident speed, type of vehicle, seat belt usage, and other factors can influence the severity of the injuries passengers within the vehicle can suffer. The greater the speed, the smaller the vehicle, and failure to wear seat belts are common factors that can result in a fatality.

The Truth About Brain Injuries Sustained in a Crash

headache-4367062.jpgMotor vehicle accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries that can permanently alter the lives of survivors. While some healing can occur, the reality is that brain injuries often cause irreversible damage to memory functions, motor control, temperament, etc. These can affect the individual's ability to work, their relationships, and their quality of life.

Who Is Liable for the in Spike in Violent Crime on the L?

cctv-2596537_640.jpgCTA has added thousands of security cameras, yet crime rates on the "L" system have more than doubled since 2015. These crimes put riders at serious risk of injury or death. When riders use the system, CTA has a duty of care to protect individuals from individuals and incidents that could cause them harm.

The Role of Age and Gender in Car Accidents

a crashed car and a worried man.pngAre women more likely to cause car accidents than men? Are younger drivers a bigger threat, or does that honor go to older drivers? Is there any correlation between the two?

These are interesting questions to ask, and you can go over the data to see what types of drivers tend to cause accidents the most. This can help you understand some of the risks you face on the road. That doesn't guarantee you can avoid those risks, as you must share the road with everyone, but it still helps to show why driving is still such a dangerous activity.

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