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Month: April 2017

Documentation to Prove Illinois Car Accident Claims

Written by: admin| Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comment

Getting into an Illinois car accident can be traumatic, but the action of being in an accident alone doesn’t qualify you for compensation according to the law. There needs to be evidence in the form of documentation if you are ever going to get money damages to help pay for your hospital bills, lost wages and more.

 

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Drugged Driving Accidents in Illinois

Written by: admin| Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comment

Getting into an Illinois car accident can be traumatic, but the action of being in an accident alone doesn’t qualify you for compensation according to the law. There needs to be evidence in the form of documentation if you are ever going to get money damages to help pay for your hospital bills, lost wages and more.

 

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Xarelto and Excessive Bleeding Cases in Illinois

Written by: admin| Apr 26, 2017 | 0 Comment

Blood clots can cause strokes and heart attacks, leading to serious complications and death. Certain sections of the population are put on drugs such as Xarelto which is a blood thinner to help prevent clot formation. Made by Johnson & Johnson, this anticoagulant drug received FDA approval back in 2011, and became one of the drug company’s biggest income garnering prescription medication.

 

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Cancer Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice in Illinois

Written by: admin| Apr 25, 2017 | 0 Comment

More and more Americans are being diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening diseases. If these are caught fast, there may be a chance for the patient to make a full recovery and go on to live a productive and fulfilling life. Doctors in Illinois as well as auxiliary staff are entrusted with the lives of millions of patients across the state, bound by medical ethics statutes as well as something we call duty of care in Illinois personal injury law.

 

 

Have you been misdiagnosed by an Illinois hospital and then went on to develop cancer? Please call us today on 312-220-7000 to speak to one of our Illinois medical misdiagnosis lawyers so we can determine whether you have a case.

 

Medical Negligence in Illinois Hospitals

Medical misdiagnosis is fast becoming a cause for litigation in Illinois hospitals. This is usually due to medical professionals acting in a negligent manner which can manifest itself in ways we’ll take a look at shortly. That being said, just because you were misdiagnosed with a disease, doesn’t mean you can file an Illinois medical malpractice.

Pancreatic cancer is the top misdiagnosed type of cancer in America. This is a particularly aggressive type of cancer that has very low survival rates. Other types of cancers such as breast, colon and prostate cancers can spread like wildfire if not caught in a timely manner, making proper and prompt diagnosis a matter of life and death.

In order to sue for cancer misdiagnosis lawsuits in Illinois, you must prove that you were a patient at a certain hospital where this act happened. At the same time, you must show that there was a doctor-patient relationship that was established in the course of your treatment, and that the doctor acted in a negligent manner leading to your injuries.

 

Here are some of the actions that may lead to a failure to diagnose cancer lawsuit:

1.       Misinterpreting lab results

2.       Not performing a full diagnostic checkup

3.       Incorrect classification of a cancerous tumor

4.       Failure by a doctor to acknowledge or understand a patient’s complaints

5.       Diagnosing a cancerous mass as being non-cancerous

 

Why File an Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Failure to diagnose cancer can lead to serious and sometimes fatal complications. As a patient, you have to live with this reality and have radiation and chemotherapy done in order to have a shot at life. If someone else didn’t do their job when it comes to safeguarding your health, it is only fair that they should pay for your treatment and emotional trauma by way of an Illinois medical misdiagnosis lawsuit.

 

Need help finding out if you have a case? Call us for your free consultation NOW on 312-220-7000. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Toxic Chemical Exposure and Illinois Workers’ Compensation Cases

Written by: admin| Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comment

Toxic chemical exposure is a reality for workers in certain domains such as building and construction as well as manufacturing. Other employees, on the other hand, may work near a toxic chemical plant or may come into contact with certain hazardous materials such as asbestos without their knowledge due to the failure of their bosses to remove these materials. Toxic chemical exposure is usually insidious, meaning that people who are victims of this won’t know until weeks or months or even years later.

 

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Can I Sue If I Was Injured at a Work-Sponsored Event?

Written by: admin| Apr 21, 2017 | 0 Comment

Company sponsored events may be of a professional or personal nature: a lot of companies all over Illinois will have their employees attend team building or informal outings where they get to know each other better as well as strengthen the employee dynamic. However, what happens when you are injured at these employer sponsored events and have to get treatment and spend time at home recuperating?

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Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Illinois Gym Injuries

Written by: admin| Apr 20, 2017 | 0 Comment

Illinois health clubs and gyms serve a vital purpose. We’ve all had health club or gym memberships in Illinois at one time or another. Whether you want to lose a few pounds, gain muscle strength, or simply want to relax for a couple of hours at the in-house sauna, Illinois gyms are the place to be. Getting injured at a gym can be distressing because these are symbols of good health and vitality. After a serious injury at an Illinois health club, a lot of people are left with questions and an uncertain future that is fortunately resolved by Illinois personal injury law.

 

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Traumatic Brain Injury After an Illinois Car Accident

Written by: admin| Apr 19, 2017 | 0 Comment

Car accidents in Illinois can sometimes be catastrophic if there was a rollover leading to a roof crush, if one of the passengers was unrestrained by way of a seat belt, or if a person hit their head on the back of a seat, the windshield, the steering wheel or the dashboard up front. The brain is the master controller of the body, so any kind of trauma to it will result in serious neurological and sometimes biological defects.

 

 

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Should I Hire an Illinois Injury Attorney if I Have Health Insurance?

Written by: admin| Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comment

You’re required to take out different forms of insurance, with health insurance being one of them once you’re of a certain age. Insurance is something that kicks in when the curveballs  of life come knocking at your door, helping to pay for things like hospital stays and treatment as well as getting repairs done on a car involved in an accident. If you’ve been in an Illinois car accident, health insurance may help you out in an instant, making most people believe that they really won’t need an Illinois injury attorney going forward as the insurance agency will cover everything.

 

 

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Legal Help for Staircase Falls and Injuries in Illinois

Written by: admin| Apr 17, 2017 | 0 Comment

In life, it’s almost impossible to avoid stairs. From high rise apartments to office buildings and shops, you’ll almost always have to go up or down a flight once a day. Staircases are governed by municipal government codes all over Illinois, requiring business owners and landlords to maintain and fix broken staircases and stairwells in a timely manner for the safety of their patrons.

 

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