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January 2014 Archives

Study Shows Many Knee Surgeries Are Unnecessary: Is Medical Malpractice Involved?

Recent studies show that arthroscopic knee surgery - one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, with 700,000 such procedures performed each year at an estimated cost of $4 billion - may, in fact, be unnecessary. This new information that knee replacements may be unnecessary and unhelpful for patients begs the question: why are so many knee replacements performed and could medical malpractice be involved?

When to Accept Insurance Settlement and When to Sue

Insurance companies are involved in nearly every auto accident. Often times, if the other driver was responsible for your injuries, his or her insurance company will make a settlement offer with you. It is often difficult for auto accident victims to know whether to accept the insurance company's settlement offer or to file a personal injury lawsuit. The Chicago auto accident lawyers at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish focus on helping auto accident victims obtain the financial recovery that they deserve and we can help you determine whether you should accept an insurance settlement or take legal action. You should always consult with an auto accident lawyer before accepting an insurance settlement, but the following are some things to consider in making the decision:

Winter Weather Injuries: Car Accidents and More

As those of us in Chicago can attest following the recent polar vortex, winter in Chicago means sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice, and dangerous road conditions. Not only do poor weather conditions during the winter increase the risk of getting into an auto accident, but they also increase the likelihood of suffering other winter weather-related injuries as well.

Most Common Medical Errors

Medical errors kill hundreds of thousands of people each year. In fact, according to a recent study, medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death, with between 220,000 and 440,000 deaths attributed to preventable medical errors each year.

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