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Funds From Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Help Provide Funds For Child With CP

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A lawsuit against the St. Luke’s University Hospital and one of its doctors for malpractice netted a former Lehigh Valley family $55 million. According to the suit, Dr. Ronald Kirner and St. Luke’s University Hospital ignored signs that Matthew Crowell was not receiving enough oxygen during his birth at the hospital’s Fountain Hill campus in November 2009. Matthew was delivered via Caesarean section.

The details of the birth injury suit…

The suit alleged that Matthew already had problems getting

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Federal Truck Safety Regulations Ignored, Widow Pursues Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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After Trooper James Sauter was killed March 28, 2013, his widow had to deal with the sudden loss of her husband. What might be even more infuriating to Elizabeth Sauter is the fact that her husband died because a truck driver from Wisconsin allegedly fell asleep while driving his semi-trailer truck. It was near the end of last year that Elizabeth Sauter decided to file a wrongful death lawsuit. She filed suit against not only the driver himself, but …
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Alcohol—At Any Level May Impair Drivers

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While there is a ‘legal limit’ that dictates how much alcohol people are allowed to drink before getting behind the wheel, a recent University of California, San Diego study suggests that alcohol consumption at any level may impair drivers.

How was the study set up?…

David Phillips, a UC San Diego sociologist, and colleagues found that when it comes to those people who are to ‘blame’ for fatal car crashes, it is oftentimes the “minimally buzzed” drivers rather than

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Demolition Project Kills Chicago Construction Worker

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A work site accident in the north suburbs of Chicago killed Patrick O’Reilly… – a Palos Park native – on December 26 at the Vernon Hills’ Westfield Hawthorn Mall. O’Reilly was killed at a demolition site when a piece of falling concrete struck him as part of a wall collapsed. The accident occurred around 11 pm as the work crew knocked down an exterior wall of a former restaurant.
While construction workers were removing an outer layer of brick, they

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Not Enough Staff To Care For Nursing Home Patient Left To Suffer In Elements

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When Alfonso Jansen passed away on October 5, 2013…, he was living in the ManorCare skilled nursing care facility in Southern Florida. ManorCare provides skilled nursing and medical care, rehabilitation therapy, post-hospital care, and short- and long-term care. According to the recently released records, the staff at the facility left Mr. Jansen by himself for almost four hours in 88-degree weather.
According to the report, one of the factors in Mr. Jansen’s death was ‘thermal exposure’ while the autopsy

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Think Driving In Chicago Is Dangerous? Look At Motor Vehicle Accidents In Developing Countries.

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With more than 120 fatal traffic accidents every year, one might think that driving in Chicago can be hazardous to your health. The number of fatal accidents may appear high and the amount of Chicagoans that complain about dings and scratches on their vehicle are far more numerous. However, if we consider that Chicago has more than 2.5 million residents who all commute on many of the same roads during the same time of the day, that figure begins …
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Nursing Homes Must Provide Regular Catheter Maintenance To Keep Patients Healthy

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A catheter is a flexible plastic tube that nursing homes may insert into the patient’s bladder if the patient is unable to urinate by him- or herself. Perhaps a patient is immobile or has other mobility issues that would prevent them from using the bathroom. The catheter is inserted through the urethra and goes directly into the bladder. The urine then drains from the bladder into a bag.…

A catheter may also be necessary if the lower part of the

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Should Google be blamed for distracted drivers?

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Technology has never advanced as quickly as it does today. However, traditionally speaking, traffic laws always tend to be at least one step behind the developing technology. A little more than six years ago, we saw the first state law prohibiting texting while driving. At that time, texting was already imbedded into the mainstream culture.…

The latest technological advancement that is expected to cause some controversy is the Google Glass. This leads to many legal experts wondering just how federal

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Why Collecting Evidence After A Chicago Bicycle Accident Is Important

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While no one ever expects to get involved in a bicycle accident, the actions a cyclist takes or fails to take in the time following the incident can have a major impact on how the cases gets resolved.…

If you have been a victim of such a bike accident in Chicago, the most advisable step is to contact an experienced bike accident lawyer at the earliest opportunity. There have been numerous cases of cycle injuries that go unreported, the biggest

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Prevention of Excavation Injuries Requires Contractors To Plan Ahead

Underground construction is a hazardous business as it is, and lack of prior research about the locale can lead to many serious consequences – from grave injuries to even death of workers in some cases, as we have witnessed in the past. Excavation refers to a number of activities all of which have one thing common: the displacement of soil including drilling, directional or vertical, and trenching, which are the more frequently used techniques of excavation.
During the excavation process, …
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