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Guilty Plea In Fatal Illinois Boating Accident

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Earlier this month, Bartlett, Illinois resident David Hatyina entered a plea of guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol following a boating accident last summer during which a child was hit by boat. Hatyina, 51, was operating his boat on July 28, 2012 just after 4:30 in the afternoon when he struck 10-year-old Anthony “Tony” Borcina, who had fallen out of his inner tube during an excursion with friends and family members to

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Five Ways to Destroy the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

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It is extremely important whenever you have been injured to avoid doing anything that may make it difficult to win your case or diminish its value. Insurance companies have access to experienced legal teams who have the specific purpose of exploiting weaknesses in victims’ cases so that their clients may avoid financial responsibility. For this reason alone, it is important that you always seek legal advice before speaking to an insurance company or the party responsible for your injuries. In…

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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Hysterectomy Medical Devices from Hospitals

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In July, 2014 Johnson & Johnson, the largest manufacturer of the surgical morcellator tool, sent letters to all customers asking the device be returned to its company. The laparoscopic power morcellator has recently come under fire when the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) issued a stringent warning last April. This is because the device is believed to spread previously undiagnosed cancer during hysterectomy surgery and procedures to remove uterine fibroids.
For nearly 2 decades, gynecologists have used the minimally invasive…

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Low Visibility No Excuse For Backing Truck Accidents

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There is no doubt that visibility is low in large commercial trucks, especially when they are attempting to back up. Their size and physical make-up creates large blind spots for the driver; this means they may not see what is behind them or approaching them as they start backing their vehicle. However, as professional drivers, this is something they are trained on and should be compensated for. When it is overlooked, tragic accidents can occur.

Student Hit By Backing Dump

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Chicago Church Sexual Abuse Claims Fell Upon Deaf Ears

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The allegations and reports of sexual abuse on children in the Catholic Church throughout the world have been well-publicized over the last few decades. However, even with the high-profile lawsuits and multiple million dollar settlements against the church, some allegations here in Chicago were dismissed. At least three Catholic Church parishes in Chicago’s south side that served a predominantly black congregations had allegations of child sexual abuse that, for thirty years, have been largely ignored.

Chicago Sexual Abuse Victim Labeled

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New Guidelines Seek To Reduce Incidence Of Bed Rail Entrapment

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While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has both recognized and reported instances of fatal bed rail entrapment instances for more than a decade, they have not ordered recalls. In fact, while some manufacturers have designed safer bed rails, these safer bed rails have yet to replace the dangerous varieties that are already in use. Not too long ago, the FDA posted some new materials about bed rails and related products. This once again put the emphasis on the…

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Boys Injured As Bounce House Blows Away

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Three Small Children Fall Out of Airborne Bounce House

In a disturbing recent case, a bounce house containing three children was lifted into the air and caused the three children to fall out. Located in upstate New York, the bounce house appears to have been lifted by a gust of wind at about 3:20 p.m. A strong gust of wind suddenly picked up the bounce house, which was located near an apartment complex. The bounce house was lifted and dropped…

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Don’t Refuse Medical Care After An Accident!

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One of the greatest mistakes that you can make when you are involved in an accident is refusing medical treatment or failing to have a doctor perform an examination. Promptness in seeking care and the quality of the care you receive both have significant impacts on the value of your personal injury case.
Failure to get treatment immediately can reduce your chances of winning a lawsuit because it will be used by the defense to question the seriousness of your…

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Music Therapy Helping Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Scent may be the sense most tied to memory, but music doesn’t fall far behind. Nursing home residents may want to revel in the big band era or even the early days of rock and roll. Increasingly, however, science is confirming the many benefits that the elderly can accrue with the help of a music therapist for their mental, physical and emotional health.

Mental Health and the Elderly with Music Therapy

Many music therapists know that the judicious use of…

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The Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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To those with no professional experience in personal injury law; the legal process can be confusing and seem much more complicated than anticipated. Every case requires a different process due to unique circumstances but all cases follow similar paths from the time of injury until the plaintiff receives compensation. Understanding the legal process and how long each step takes will allow you to have realistic expectations and know when you can expect to collect damages, either through a settlement agreement…

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