Selecting the right nursing home for a loved one is a challenging task filled with emotion and responsibility. Doing so may present a sharp contrast to the vibrant, energetic memories of your loved one. While nursing homes may strive to provide safe and appropriate care to their residents, not all live up to this […]
Advancements in vehicle safety technology, many of which have been motivated by litigation brought by victims, have improved motorist and passenger safety over the past decades. Inevitably, however, the human body remains vulnerable to the forces experienced during a car accident. Sometimes injuries are catastrophic. Many times, a motorist suffers lesser injuries, often referred […]
Navigating the aftermath of a birth injury is an incredibly challenging time for families. Parents face questions about their child’s injury, and about obtaining the care needed for their child. In these distressing situations, many times the family may also seek input from an experienced attorney who can provide information about legal rights that families […]
Those in the construction industry are well aware of the inherent risks involved in their work. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) attempts to reduce these risks by providing education regarding workplace safety practices. OSHA focuses on mitigating four key hazards: falls, struck-by incidents, electrocutions, and caught-in or caught-between accidents. […]
Navigating the aftermath of an auto, truck or motorcycle collision, especially in a congested urban area like Chicago, often requires expert guidance. Despite improvements in roadway safety and technology designed to limit risks, motor vehicle accidents remain a serious source of injuries and disability. In addressing the consequences of a motor vehicle accident, it […]
When we seek medical attention, it is often at a time when we are most vulnerable—whether due to illness or injury. Trusting healthcare professionals with our well-being is something of a leap of faith. Unfortunately, the medical field, like any other, is prone to human error. Even minor mistakes by medical practitioners can lead to […]
How dangerous is it to use a cellphone while driving? According to the Illinois State Police, using a cellphone while driving increases the risk of an accident by 400%. In Illinois, drivers aged 19 and older are only allowed to use a cellphone hands-free via a Bluetooth headset, earpiece or voice-activated commands. It is also […]
Commercial trucks travel through Chicago and the State of Illinois on a daily basis providing essential services to all of us. Everyone on the roadway must share the road with these vehicles. For the vast majority of encounters, this happens without incident.
The Illinois Genetic Information Privacy Act, referred as GIPA, protects information about an individual’s genetic material. Recently, several lawsuits have been brought alleging that Illinois employers have violated GIPA by conducting pre-employment medical examinations of job applicants. GIPA (410 ILCS 513 et seq.) was enacted by the Illinois Legislature in 1998, and was intended […]
According to a recent report released by the Illinois Department of Human Services‘ watchdog office, a violent assault on a patient was covered up by several employees of Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center. According to the IDHS Inspector General’s report, the “widespread cover-up” of that incident indicated a deeply entrenched “code of silence” among some employees. As a […]
Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC, which own more than 18,000 Dollar General discount stores in 47 states, are facing $1.6 million in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration fines after the agency claims the discount chain and its operator ‘again ignored federal workplace safety standards.’ OSHA on Monday said the newest fines, stemming from […]
A Chicago woman suing over incident from when she brought in her son. Robinson claims that when she brought her 10-month-old son to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn because he had a strange mark on his ear, doctors thought it was a bruise and assumed that because he was Black, he had been […]
Erick Johnson April 25, 2022 In 2014, Clear Channel Communications, whose station WGCI held an event at the nightclub, reached an out-of-court settlement with many of the victims’ families. Settlement amounts reportedly ranged from $1.2 million to $2 million. The Rays received a settlement as well. According to court transcripts, the Rays rejected an undisclosed […]
An $1.5 million settlement is proposed for sex assault lawsuits brought by two special education students at Bogan High School in Chicago A special education student allegedly assaulted two classmates on separate dates in a bathroom at a southwest side high school, according to two lawsuits filed against the Chicago Board of Education. Bogan Computer […]
According to industry associations and business owners, serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of lawsuits are increasingly using the Americans with Disabilities Act to extract settlements of tens of thousands of dollars. Amid the pandemic, small businesses have faced soaring inflation, labor shortages, and supply-chain problems. Now they face another unexpected challenge: disability lawsuits. Serial […]
A $2 billion lawsuit was filed against Travis Scott, Drake, Apple Music, Live Nation, and NRG Stadium last week, representing nearly 300 alleged victims of the tragedy at Houston’s Astroworld two weeks ago. There were over 100 lawsuits filed over the mass casualty event that left 10 dead and hundreds injured. Forbes
In a statement, FedEx confirmed that it was aware of the lawsuit and was reviewing the allegations. Families of five of the eight people who were killed by a former FedEx employee at an Indianapolis warehouse last year have sued the shipping company and a security company, alleging negligence and failure to ensure a safe […]
Allegations of racism and redlining at one of the country’s biggest banks. A former employee claims U.S. Bank denied minorities auto loans.
According to CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov, the charges were laid out in a federal civil lawsuit filed Friday.