When a negligent surgeon makes a serious mistake while conducting a surgical procedure, it can be genuinely frightening. There’s always the possibility that a surgeon could amputate the wrong limb, remove the wrong kidney, or even operate on the wrong patient. This kind of mistake isn’t common, but it could
Category: Personal Injury
Who Is Liable If You’re Injured In A Truck Accident?
Commercial trucks carry essential goods and products to every city and town in the United States. While these big trucks are integral and essential to the U.S. economy, they also pose substantial risks to innocent drivers and their passengers. A total of 3,852 people died in large truck crashes in
What Happens If An Insurance Company Denies Your Claim?
According to figures published by the Insurance Information Institute, almost 200 million automobiles and other vehicles are insured in the United States. More than ten million of those vehicles are registered in the state of Illinois alone. If you are injured in a collision with one of those ten million-plus
Cyclists In Chicago Demand Safer Streets
Thousands of us love bicycling in Chicago. It’s great exercise and recreation, the views are spectacular, and it’s an economical way to travel in the city. Unfortunately, there’s also another side to bicycling in Chicago. Only a week after Bicycling magazine named Chicago the “Best Bike City in the United
Is There A Statute of Limitations For The Illinois Survival Act and What Damages Are Available?
Under the Illinois Survival Act, a deceased person’s estate may sue to recover damages that would have been available to the deceased if he or she had lived. This is somewhat different from a wrongful death claim that surviving family members may bring after a loved one dies suddenly and
Can I Sue My Doctor For Failure to Diagnose?
How serious is the U.S. medical malpractice crisis? In 1999, the Institute of Medicine reported that up to 98,000 people a year die in the U.S. because of medical malpractice. Almost a decade ago, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics found the number of malpractice-related deaths surpasses
What is Informed Consent and How Can it Effect Your Medical Malpractice Case?
Patients must be fully informed by their doctors regarding the risks involved with any medical procedure or treatment. In both law and medicine, when a patient agrees to a procedure or treatment after receiving this information, that agreement is called “informed consent.” If this information is not provided, or if
Frequently Asked Questions About Slip-and-Fall Personal Injury Suits
Q: Who is responsible for injuries that happen in slip-and-fall accidents? A: Thousands of innocent victims are injured each year in the United States – and right here in the state of Illinois – by slipping or tripping and falling on defective stairs, poor lighting, a slick floor, broken floor