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Chiropractic Adjustment Causes Fatal Stroke for Playboy Model

In February 2016, Katie May, a Playboy model, died three days after visiting a chiropractor for a neck adjustment after a slip-and-fall injury. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by family members with wrongful death lawyers against the chiropractor. Chiropractic Adjustments Can Cause a Stroke One of the most common and severe injuries sustained by patients as the result of chiropractic … [Read more...]

When Bad Medicine is what the Doctor Ordered

Improperly conducted internal medical treatments pose an immediate and potentially lethal threat to a patient's health. Claims filed by Chicago medical malpractice lawyers are often a combination of bad medicine, poor training, and failure to adhere to protocols. Misdiagnosis In 2015, the Institute of Medicine estimated that nearly 12 million diagnostic errors take place every year. Based on the … [Read more...]

Negligent Entrustment: Holding Third Parties Liable For Accidents

When the owner of a vehicle lets another person use his or her car, the car owner may be named as a defendant in an injury lawsuit if he or she knew or should have known that the driver was an incompetent or reckless driver. Illinois recognizes a legal theory called negligent entrustment, which allows injured plaintiffs to sue car owners who loan their vehicles to people who are bad drivers. … [Read more...]

Running Red Lights is a Deadly Decision

Running a red light to save a few seconds costs roughly 750 people their lives each year. In 2011 alone, nearly 118,000 people were injured when motorists ran a red light and "T-boned" another vehicle. More than half the time, it is not the person who runs the red light who is injured or killed. … [Read more...]

Seven Surgeries Account for 80 Percent of Deaths

Recent research published by JAMA Surgery reveals that an astonishing 80 percent of all hospital deaths and complications are a result of just seven emergency medical procedures. The study, which was led by the director of Emergency Surgery Services at Brigham & Women's Hospital Dr. Joaquim M. Havens, included an analysis of more than 420,000 adults who underwent an emergency medical procedure … [Read more...]

700 U.S. Deaths per Day Caused by Medical Errors

A new analysis shows that more than 250,000 deaths each year in the United States are caused by medical mistakes – an eight-year study that totals nearly 700 deaths per day because of medical error. The deaths caused by medical error involve a wide range of medical mistakes, from the administration of the wrong prescription drug to operating on the wrong patient or body part. Thousands of medical … [Read more...]

It’s a Chronic Pain in the ??? — Chronic Pain Malpractice Claims on the Rise

America is responsible for 99% of the global opiod sales of hydrocodone and for 81% of oxycodone sales. In 2013 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that as many as 249 million painkiller prescriptions were written in the U.S. Patients want a magic cure for their pain, and their doctors want to give it to them. But at what cost? Especially when the results may be … [Read more...]

Post-Crash Documentation Important Tool In Proving Damages

After a car accident, Chicago drivers may suffer from debilitating head and body injuries. As time passes, it becomes more difficult to remember the details of the accident. By the time the case goes to trial, the loss of details and lack of documentation place a heavy burden of proof on the victim to show the extent of their injuries. … [Read more...]

Illinois Highway Safety Laws

Driving on highways is a fact of daily life for many Illinois residents. The laws that govern the operation of cars, trucks and motorcycles are constantly evolving, in an attempt to keep drivers safe. Illinois has several laws that are applicable to highway drivers. While it is not necessary to know each and every law, knowing the basics can help drivers avoid accidents and traffic … [Read more...]

Fatalities in Truck-Involved Crashes Have Risen Four Years in a Row

According to statistics from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), fatalities and serious injuries from trucking accidents have continued to rise around the country. In 2014, over 3,600 people died in truck-involved crashes, representing a 16 percent increase over the last four years. In Illinois, a Chicago injury lawyer can provide important legal help for victims of trucking accidents … [Read more...]