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Are You Suing a Person or Insurance Company?

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When insurance companies aggressively defend their policyholders in an effort to limit their financial responsibility, it can feel as if your lawsuit is against the insurance companies rather than the person who caused you harm. Insurance companies play an integral part in many personal injury cases because the defendant will normally rely on the insurance to pay any settlement or judgment that is awarded. Insurance companies typically provide lawyers to policyholders who are being sued in order to represent their…

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Truck Accident in Road Construction Zone Proves Fatal

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Tragically, an Urbana man is the fifth casualty killed in the horrific collision on Interstate 55 that involved a semi-truck, leaving three others injured. The 64-year-old Urbana resident Timothy Osburn died at Loyola University Medical Center of his accident-related injuries. He was a victim involved in one of two deadly crashes occurring just minutes apart in July 2014 along the interstate near Channahon.
Authorities claim that the crash is the result of speeding by a large commercial vehicle truck driver…

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Subrogation: A Dirty Word in Personal Injury Litigation

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When pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to temper your expectations and remember that insurance companies and healthcare providers may be entitled to recoup part of your settlement in order to pay for services that were provided as part of your recovery. In many cases where an injured person receives a claim from an insurance company, that company will exercise what is referred to as its subrogation rights if the person receives a settlement or judgment in a…

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Summer Carnivals Push for Profitability over Safety

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While county fairs and carnivals held throughout the summer bring enjoyable fun, Ferris wheels and roller coasters, many hidden dangers may be lurking behind these entertaining attractions. This is because many summer carnival companies hire seasonal migrant workers who labor grueling hours under conditions that could threaten the safety and health of customers and workers alike.

Grueling Work Schedules

There are hundreds of traveling carnivals offering attractions to fill the midways of many state and county fairs all across North…

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Why Proving Negligence is Key to Any Personal Injury Case

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Negligence is a very confusing term for most people because it often comes with the false connotation of intent. In many cases, a party can be negligent even though it had the best intentions in mind. Defining negligence is synonymous with fault, because people often make mistakes or do things that were not intended, but are still responsible whenever those actions result in negative consequences. This understanding of negligence is very important when considering a personal injury lawsuit because the…

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Supersize My Seatbelt: Usage Falls As Waistlines Grow

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There is no denying that the obesity epidemic is a serious health issue throughout the nation. Deaths because of diabetes, heart disease, and several different types of cancer are often attributed to the increasing waistlines across the nation – but fatal car accidents? It may seem strange at first, but a recent study found that obese drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in a fatal car accident than normal-weight drivers. The reason is their inability to buckle …
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Do You Have the Grounds to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

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Many people are unaware of their rights when it comes to personal injury law and may be confused when considering whether they have the ability to file a lawsuit to recover damages done by another person or corporation. Tort law, which is also known as personal injury law, applies to far more than work or car accidents, medical malpractice and product liability. If another person caused you any form of harm, you might be entitled to compensation for the financial…

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Is Nursing Home Understaffing Harming the Ones You Love?

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There has been an alarming raise in the number of instances in which nursing home patients become victims of negligent care over the last decade. Incidentally, this has coincided with an increase in the number of nursing homes that are operated by for-profit corporations. When corporations seek to maximize profits, they often do so by lowering their margins— which in other words means reducing their expenses while increasing the cost of care. This tends to result in the understaffing of…

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Discarded Hip Replacement Tissue Used To Heal

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According to researchers, those patients who need a hip replacement may soon be able to heal their damaged bones much faster thanks to cells that are taken during the hip replacement procedure. A new, groundbreaking study reveals that previously discarded tissue might be used to collect stem cells in order to help regrow fat, cartilage, and bone when patients with arthritis have hip replacements.

Hip replacements are commonplace

Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans have hip replacements. In 2003,…

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NuvaRing Kept On Market Despite Wave Of Fatalities

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When Erika Langhart died at only 24, on Thanksgiving Day 2011, she was bound for law school. Her family and friends described her as beautiful and talented, and now she was one of the thousands of women suspected of having problems with the NuvaRing birth-control device. Megan Henry may have survived her NuvaRing ordeal, but she experienced rampant blood clots. The families of those women who passed away and those who survived are asking themselves – why is this possibly …
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