You can sue for misdiagnosis of a broken bone if a medical provider failed to diagnose, and you suffered harm because of that failure. Medical providers often fail to diagnose broken bones even when patients present with obvious symptoms, such as unbearable pain, bruising, swelling, and trouble moving the limbs.
The five most dangerous medications doctors still prescribe in Chicago and across the US include acetaminophen, benzodiazepines, prescription opiates, antidepressants, and methadone.
Medical malpractice could render a life-ending blow to patients. The most severe cases of all medical malpractice claims are often the never events. These are considered preventable errors that have catastrophic consequences. Whether minor or severe, never events should not occur in healthcare facilities operating under the proper duty of care. What’s Considered a Never Event in Medical Malpractice? When a healthcare provider within his or her right mind makes a preventable mistake, he or she is held accountable for a never event. Such events are a product of the lack of safety measures and precision. Understaffing plays a big role […]
You may still be able to recover workers’ compensation benefits if you’re injured at work off the clock. Whether this applies to your case will primarily depend on if you were injured while performing your regular work duties, or while performing an action that was in the benefit of your employer. When Can a Worker Get Workers’ Compensation? Worker’s compensation is insurance coverage aimed at compensating workers who are injured on the job. This typically applies to employees actively at work, but can also apply to employees off the clock under some circumstances. Cases are much easier when one establishes that they were working […]
Liability for accidents caused by blocked bike lanes depends on several factors but often falls to the drivers who obstructed the designated bicyclist lanes. Illinois has a vibrant bicyclist community and lanes throughout major cities that are designated for bike riders. Unfortunately, sometimes cars and trucks stop or park in these areas. In doing so, they force bicyclists out of the safe lanes specified for their use. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported more than 2,300 bicycle accidents across the state in 2021. Lacking the exterior protection that vehicles offer occupants, bicyclists involved in crashes often suffer serious injuries or […]
The most common injuries from car accidents can vary depending on the type of accident and the severity of the impact. Some of the most frequently occurring injuries include head injuries, neck and back injuries, and broken bones. It is important to seek medical attention following a car accident, even if you do not feel any pain or discomfort initially. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent, and early detection can help prevent complications and long-term effects. Common Injuries from Car Accidents Injuries from car accidents can range from bruises and cuts to severe head injuries and blunt force trauma. […]
Typically, in Illinois, workers’ compensation does not cover employees injured during their commute to and from work. This is known as the coming and going rule in workers’ comp law. Since your employer has no control over what happens to you during your commute, he or she cannot be held liable for injuries you sustain on your way to and from work. What Are the Exceptions to the Coming and Going Rule? The exceptions to the coming and going rule depend on if your employer receives some benefit from what you were doing at the time. In this case, you would […]
The most frequent violations do not just include acts while working with hard machinery, but how the job site is maintained and the use of simple equipment. Thousands of workers are injured or killed each year at work. Jobs that revolve around physical labor or working with heavy machinery have safety standards to help prevent injuries or reduce the severity of injuries if they do occur. This is why OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has standards in place for each industry to meet. If an employer does not meet these requirements, they are in violation. 5 Most Frequent OSHA […]
If you slip and fall at the airport, you may be able to sue the liable party for damages. You must bring your lawsuit within the specified timeline, known as the statute of limitations. In the following sections, you will learn about suing an airport or an airline for personal injury. When Can you Sue for a Slip and Fall at the Airport? Under the Illinois statute of limitations, you have two years from the date of occurrence to sue for slip and fall accidents. However, the time varies between states, with some allowing more or less time. Cases involving […]
A recent study shows that the use of certain hair straightening products may cause consumers to be more susceptible to uterine cancer. The study was conducted over 11 years, with more than 33,000 female participants. The results show that women who use chemical hair straighteners more than four times a year have an increased risk of developing uterine cancer. How Do Hair Products Cause Uterine Cancer? The newly released study indicates that hair straightening products may cause uterine cancer due to the harmful chemicals they contain. For example, shampoos that cause cancer contain DI-2-Ethylhextphthalate, or DEHP, a highly toxic carcinogen. Using these haircare […]