Oddest Personal Injury LawsuitsMost personal injury lawsuits involve damages you might expect – broken bones, lost or damaged property, loss of income, or medical bills. However, some courts see personal injury lawsuits that are a little bit, well, odd.

From poor weather predictions to surprise knives in your sub, here are eight of the weirdest personal injury lawsuits that actually held up in court.

1. Bad Forecasting

10 Alarming Medical Malpractice StatisticsMost patients give medical professionals the benefit of the doubt — but is such trust always warranted? You might not be so sure after seeing these alarming statistics:

1. Medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

A report published in The BMJ suggests that only heart disease and cancer kill more people than medical negligence. Experts believe that medical errors kill over 250,000 people every year. Those who survive often suffer lasting damage and considerable emotional trauma.

10 Most Dangerous Professions In The WorldWhether you love work or dread the average workday, you always hope you’ll return home safe and sound. Sadly, this is not the case for far too many workers. The recently released National Census of 2017 Fatal Occupational Injuries sheds light on daily dangers in a variety of professions. The following are among the most deadly:

1. Commercial Fishing

Deadliest Catch might be more than a mere reality show; turns out, commercial fishing is as dangerous as it appears on television. In 2017, it topped the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ list of dangerous professions. Common dangers in commercial fishing include hydraulic machinery, coil lines, and slippery decks that can prompt devastating falls.

Odd Common Personal Injury CausesLife is full of risk. While there may be a grain of truth to the cliche ‘ignorance is bliss,’ sometimes it’s better to be fully aware of the risks you face on a daily basis — and how they can be mitigated. Below, we offer insight into some of the most common — and unexpected — sources of injury.

Car Accident

If you drive, you will almost assuredly be involved in a car accident at some point. Estimates from the car insurance industry suggest that the average driver files a claim at least once every 17.9 years. This statistic doesn’t take into account the many drivers who fail to file after being involved in accidents. The good news? Data from the National Safety Council indicates that just one of every 1,000 accidents involve fatalities. Still, the cost of even minor accidents can be prohibitive, with many victims suffering lasting physical and mental damage.

Each year, the attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers give back to the community through financial aid scholarships as support to single mothers attending college. Our law firm understands the difficulty of a single parent continuing their education while providing care for their family.

Since the program’s inception, the firm has provided more than $30,000 in scholarships to women enrolled in college and law school and other deserving people.

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10 Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs Research from Johns Hopkins suggests that medical errors constitute the third most common cause of death in the United States. Prescription errors account for far too many of these deaths, with a few drugs, in particular, responsible for a shocking level of suffering. Several of the most dangerous prescription drugs are highlighted below:

1. Fentanyl

If used properly, opioids can play an important role in pain management. Unfortunately, these drugs carry significant risks, including, most notably, the potential for abuse. Fentanyl, in particular, has seen skyrocketing abuse in recent years. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that 29,406 Americans died due to overdoses involving the category of synthetic opioids dominated by fentanyl. While many of these deaths were related to illicitly obtained substances, many others involved prescribed medications.

Actors Injured While on SetInjuries can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone. In fact, some of your favorite actors sustained serious injuries while shooting major blockbuster films. These injuries range from minor fractures and lacerations to serious, life-threatening conditions that required hospitalization.

Here are nine actors who sustained injuries during filming:

1. Viggo Mortensen in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

United States Expungement LawsDo you want to seal your criminal record from certain databases? Record expungement can help open doors to employment, housing, voting rights, and more. Here are the applicable expungement laws for all 50 states.

Alabama

In the state of Alabama, you cannot expunge or seal a conviction if you are an adult. You can expunge non-conviction records for nonviolent felonies or misdemeanors.

Gun Violence in ChicagoChicago has an unfortunate history of gun violence, stemming from the rise of gangs in the 1920s and continuing on to the present day. Despite its merits, the city cannot seem to break away from its dark past. While Chicago is relatively safe for most residents, gun violence is still a significant issue.

The Origins of Chicago Gun Violence

Chicago’s history of gang violence began with ethnic divisions between Polish, Irish, and Italian immigrant populations in the late 19th century. Consistent violence led to the rise of Chicago as one of America’s largest gang cities. The original gangs may no longer have a large presence on Chicago streets, but they do provide the background for Chicago’s gun violence problem.

11 Things Illegal in IllinoisLike many jurisdictions, Illinois has some arguably strange laws on the books — some of which you may even be violating right now.

Whether you want to make sure you’re not violating any little-known provision or simply searching for bits of trivia to impress your friends, read on to learn about 11 things you may not know are illegal in Illinois. For additional information on personal injury matters in Illinois cities look here.

1. Maintaining a stable in un-wholesome condition.

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