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September 2016 Archives

The Consequences of Obstetrical Negligence

Baby Hospital Dollarphotoclub_59896937.jpgObstetric negligence can result in infection, loss of fertility, stillbirth, cerebral palsy, and death of the baby and/or the mother. Hospitals, doctors and nurses who treat pregnant women are required to provide a duty of care that will protect the mother and the baby during pregnancy and childbirth.

When Doctors Lie: Uncovering Medical Negligence

pSurgeonsInHallway_13665020_s.jpgSeveral studies have shown that more than 50 percent of doctors will fail to disclose or lie about medical errors that they or their colleagues have made. In order to uncover evidence of medical negligence, malpractice lawyers often retain medical experts who can review the medical records and notes in order to uncover errors even when the medical staff is attempting to hide them.

Illinois reaffirms the rights of bicyclists on roads throughout the state

bicyclist.jpgBicyclists generally have the right to use the road in Illinois - that is something that most people have long held as obvious under the law. However, last year a driver was accused of failing to yield to a bike rider and a judge threw out the citation finding conflicting rulings existed as to the rights of cyclists. That case involved the tragic death of a Viet Nam vet who took up cycling as a way to rehabilitate injuries he had suffered during his service to the country many years ago.

Department of Transportation considers speed limiters for big rigs

trucks.jpgWith their large size and high speeds, trucks represent a major safety risk and are involved in thousands of fatalities on American highways each year. Last month, the U.S. Department of Transportation proposed a new regulation that would require all large commercial vehicles over 26,000 pounds be equipped with speed limiters. However, not all professional truckers think that's a good thing.

Slips, Trips, and Falls Injure Millions

slip and fall.jpgSlips, trips, and falls send millions of Americans to hospitals every year. While slip and fall injuries are among the easiest to prevent, they are a leading cause of injuries for workers and the elderly. Every day, the average person takes between 5,000 and 7,000 steps which creates ample opportunity for a slip, trip, or fall to occur.