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Metal hip manufacturers to offer a warranty on their products?

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We have become accustomed to being able to return anything that we are not 100 percent happy with. If we do not like the meal at a restaurant, we send it back and ask for something else, if we find out that there is a defect in the new television we just bought, we ask to return it for a working one.

Why it does not make sense

Imagine for a moment that you buy a brand-new car, drive it…

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Investigations on Chicago Construction Worker’s Death Continue One Year Later

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57-Year-Old Man Killed by Crane

Over one year ago, a 57-year-old veteran of the Chicago construction industry was fatally struck by a crane. The man died after the crane knocked two beams off of the sixth floor of Northwestern’s Music and Communication Building. Even though it has been over a year since the accident, questions surrounding the circumstances of the accident still remain. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has been conducting a months-long investigation since the death…

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Backyard Fun (and Accidents) May Not Always be Covered Under a Homeowners Insurance Policy

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With shows like “Treehouse Masters” amassing popularity in American culture, many adults are turning the backyard into the playground of their fantasies. Treehouses and trampolines are ever-popular with children and adults. While putting a trampoline in the backyard may seem like a great idea to get the kids out of the house, adults may want to think twice before investing in them. Your homeowners insurance policy may not provide coverage for injuries that result from the use of trampolines or…

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How to Maximize the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

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One of the most pressing questions that our clients have is what amount of compensation they can expect from a settlement or judgment— in the event that we win their case. Be wary of those who claim to have a formula or calculator you can use to determine the value of your case.
The truth is that we cannot make any immediate promises without evaluating the details of your case and considering numerous factors that could increase or decrease the…

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FDA Orders Recall of Medtronic Heart Guidewires

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The Food and Drug Administration has classified the recently recalled guidewires manufactured by

Minneapolis-based Medtronic, Inc. as potentially fatal. These guidewires are used in heart procedures. The FDA admits to having received complaints from patients about these guidewires. The latest estimates from the FDA place the number of recalled heart guidewires at 14,896 from 181 different lots.
The recall of the ATTAIN HYBRID wires and Interventional Wires began in October. This is when Medtronic started the recall after having received…

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Illinois Launches Safety Campaign to Protect Motorists and Construction Workers in Work Zones

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Prioritizing the Safety of Workers During Construction Season

As summer approaches, numerous construction projects are already underway throughout Chicago and greater Illinois. Troopers have tried to make sure that drivers are ready to exert cautious driving habits with “National Work Zone Awareness Week.” Troopers carried out educational activities from April 7, 2014 to April 11, 2014 to help drivers become aware of workers who will be assisting various construction projects along Interstate 74 and other roads of Illinois.Some of the …
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Impact of Weather Conditions on Auto Accidents

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Various weather conditions can significantly increase the risk of driving on the road. Heavy rain, strong winds, high temperatures and visual impairment may cause a driver to lose control of a vehicle and result in a car accident. Severe weather conditions have a strong correlation to causing auto accidents, and drivers need to be mindful of this risk.
Drivers should also take caution before deciding to drive on roads during severe weather conditions. A driver may be better off waiting…

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Vet Unlikely to Recover Civilly For Injuries Inflicted By Pit Bull

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Every year, there are over 800,000 dog bites that occur in the U.S. About 67 percent of all fatal dog attacks involve the pit bull breed. Many children and adults receive serious bites to the face, arms and legs when they are involved in pit bull attacks. Even the most seemingly domesticated pit bulls can sporadically lash out at children and adults.

A recent Illinois case exemplifies the dangers posed by pit bulls. In this case, two vet technicians at …
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Prevention of Serious Forklift Accidents Begins With Proper Training

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If your business depends on the operation of forklifts, it is important that you invest significant time in understanding Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations and how they may apply to your case. Over 35,000 U.S. workers suffer from serious injuries in forklift accidents every year. A significant number of forklift accidents can be prevented through proper training, maintenance of equipment and adherence to federal regulations.

There are numerous types of forklift accidents that can occur in the workplace. …
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More Bike Lanes On The Way For Chicago Cyclists

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Every year, thousands of bicyclists depend on the bike lanes of Chicago for their daily commute or simply to enjoy a ride on the road. Traveling on a bike is an affordable, efficient and convenient method of transportation for Chicagoans. Unfortunately, there are also increasing risks that bicyclists face every year in their travels throughout the city streets of Chicago. These risks include distracted drivers, distracted pedestrians, unkempt trees, elderly drivers and inexperienced drivers.

In 2014, Chicago will be taking …
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