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February 2020 Archives

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.

Wrong House Raids in Chicago

aCityHomes_22677276_s.jpgWrong house raids are a growing concern in Chicago and while law enforcement agencies deny there is a problem, the increasing number of reports suggest otherwise. Incorrect information, outdated records, and police failure to exercise due diligence and reasonable care have left families, young children, and elderly victims traumatized, innocent people injured, and homes severely damaged. When Chicago police raid the wrong house and somebody gets injured or killed, multiple entities may be able to be held liable.

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Medical Malpractice

Screen Shot 2020-03-27 at 11.29.19 PM.pngMedical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States and understanding the histories of their doctors and the risks of any procedure before they receive treatment can help keep patients safe. When patients are injured by negligent doctors, they have the right to pursue medical malpractice claims. However, even with financial compensation, the damage done by a negligent physician can last a lifetime.

FDA Crackdown: Unauthorized Stem Cell Clinics

stem-cell-clinics.jpgMany stem cell clinics promise expensive treatments and unproven solutions that don't pass muster, and the FDA is cracking down on these bad actors to put them out of business. While there is potential in the use of stem cell treatment for some diseases and medical conditions, many of these treatments are experimental at this stage and few have demonstrated known benefits. However, that hasn't stopped unauthorized stem cell clinics from preying on the wallets of hopeful victims seeking solutions for serious medical ailments.

Will Car Crashes Spike with the Legalization of Recreational Weed?

marijuana.jpgThe legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois could cause a spike in the number of motor vehicle accidents that occur. According to a recent Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) analysis, other states that have legalized recreational weed have experienced collision claim frequencies that are higher than what would have been expected prior to changes in the law.

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