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The following story appeared November 6th, 2013 in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
I always thought if you’re going to explain a case to someone who is a non-lawyer, you have to be able to explain it in a way that they’re going to be able to appreciate. I don’t mean talking down to them and oversimplifying it, I mean giving them information to them in a way that they can digest.Download PDF printout of the original story »
Dog Bites: Painful and Pricey
The following story appeared June 5th, 2013 in Medill Reports Chicago.
“When people are initially bitten by dogs, they are not aware that they have the right to recover damages,” said Rosenfeld. But he said that people are becoming better educated about their rights.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
NTSB says single-unit trucks are unsafe
The following story appeared June 1st, 2013 in AAJ.
Chicago attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld, who has represented many people hurt in crashes involving single-unit trucks, said the public, regulatory agencies, and even health care providers are largely unaware of the dangers the trucks pose because they get less attention than tractor-trailers.
“Even though many of these trucks may not look particularly large, their additional weight puts substantially more force into a collision,” he said. “Even at seemingly moderate speeds of impact, I see people with serious back, neck, or orthopedic injuries, which may go undiagnosed if a treating physician goes strictly by the mechanism of the injury as opposed to appreciating that the collision involved a heavy truck.”Download PDF printout of the original story »
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Note Correlation Between Type-2 Diabetes Drugs Byetta And Januvia And Pancreatitis & Pancreatic Cancer
The following story appeared May 20th, 2013 in.
As can be expected, there are many patients and families that are outraged that they have exposed to the risk of pancreatic cancer. The first Byetta lawsuit was filed back in 2008 and many others have followed, with Januvia lawsuits as well. Although none have been to trial yet, it is only a matter of time before these drugs see the inside of a courtroom.Download PDF printout of the original story »
Illinois is second in dog bites, report finds
The following story appeared May 16th, 2013 in.
Jonathan Rosenfeld, whose law firm–Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers –specializes in representing victims of dog bite attacks, said he is not surprised by the state’s spot on the list; in fact, he thinks there have been more attacks that have gone unclaimed.
“Although quite a few dog-related claims are made in Illinois, many people never file a claim because they are unaware that they can be compensated for their injuries,” he said.
Under Illinois law, anyone injured by a dog can be covered under the Animal Control Act. Rosenfeld said it is a common misconception that only damages for dog bites can be claimed, but other dog-related injuries such as being pushed, scratched or hurt trying to avoid a harmful dog also are recognized.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Chicago Among Cities With Most Postal Workers Bitten By Dogs, Report Says
May 15th, 2013
Jonathan Rosenfeld, a Chicago attorney, said he has represented many postal workers for dog attack injuries in his 14 years as a personal injury lawyer.
"They're statistically more likely to be victim of a dog bite just because, by the nature of their job, they're in close proximity to many more dogs," he said.
People are most often bitten on the hands, legs or face, which can cause disfigurement and scarring. Psychological trauma, like a fear of dogs, can also result, Rosenfeld said.Go to original article on website »
Stryker Hip Recall Attorneys See Potential For Resolution Of Pending Lawsuits
The following story appeared May 14th, 2013
In addition to the implants failing and causing the adverse tissue reactions that Stryker mentions, there are many other possible health risks from the hip implants. Similar to other hip implants by DePuy that have also been recalled, the Stryker implants have metal parts that when “fretting” cause small particles of metal to enter the surrounding tissue and possibly the blood stream. This can lead to heavy metal poisoning that can cause a host of medical problems such as kidney failure, deafness, hemorrhages and even death.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Stryker Revises Estimates Upwards As To Expenses Related To Defective Rejuvenate & ABG II Hips
The following story appeared March 18th, 2013 in.
According to hip defect attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld, “the problem with trying to estimate costs for the hip implant removal is that there is no way for Stryker to know the damage and injuries that patients may have from these metal implants. The cost is not just in the removal and replacement; there are possible long-term health risks form muscle and tissue damage, possible metal poisoning and other effects that may not be revealed for years to come.”
“The metal poisoning alone can put patients at risk for cancer, renal failure, cardiovascular issues and many other health implications, even death. Consequently, some of the hip defect lawsuits may yield substantial awards for the pain and suffering that these patients have endured,” Rosenfeld added.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Chicago Truck Injury Lawyers Offer Resources For People Injured In Semi-Truck Crashes In Illinois
The following story appeared December 5th, 2012
Attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld believes commercial truck accidents can be deadly to anyone on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 86% of fatalities attributed to large truck accidents in 2010 were to passengers of other vehicles and pedestrians. The large size and weight makes these vehicles hard to control, stop and maneuver. Of all trucking accidents that were tracked in a five-year study, 49% of them had fatalities.Go to original article on website »
Chicago Truck Injury Lawyers Offer Resources For People Injured In Semi-Truck Crashes In Illinois
The following story appeared November 27th, 2012 in.
There is a new website and resource for victims of large truck accidents in Chicago. Chicago Truck Injury Lawyers have created an informational site to address not only legal issues with trucking accidents but to also inform the citizens of the Chicago area of safety concerns regarding commercial trucks. The website (Link Removed), has useful information for anyone who has been involved in a commercial truck accident or just wants to avoid having one in the first place.
Attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld believes commercial truck accidents can be deadly to anyone on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 86% of fatalities attributed to large truck accidents in 2010 were to passengers of other vehicles and pedestrians. The large size and weight makes these vehicles hard to control, stop and maneuver. Of all trucking accidents that were tracked in a five-year study, 49% of them had fatalities.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Bicycles and Red Lights
The following story appeared November 1st, 2012 in The Urban Country Bicycle Blog.
Part of safe bicycling is obeying the traffic signals. In order for cyclists to help improve road safety, they need to show motorists that they are committed to following the signals themselves. By ignoring red lights, bicyclists are not only endangering their own safety, but in many respects they are perpetuating a stigma held by many drivers — that bicyclists are simply out for their own fun.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Recognize Inferior Care At Facilities Across State
The following story appeared October 22nd, 2012 in Digital Journal.
The Illinois nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have set forth to bring public awareness to the inferior care that is being allowed in some of the over 1,200 nursing homes across Illinois. On their website, www.rosenfeldinjurylawyers.com, they are addressing the concerns that all Illinois citizens should have about the lack of care happening at nursing homes in our state. While some facilities may be giving proper care to their residents, many are committing acts of gross negligence and abuse.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Cyclist May Use Full Lane…But Should We?
The following story appeared October 10th, 2012 in Loving The Bike.
I frequently see bicyclists expose themselves to added dangers when they hug the shoulder of the roadway. Even when cyclists remain on the roadway itself, the edge of the road is frequently littered with debris and uneven surfaces which can contribute to falls or rapid maneuvers to avoid the obstacle.
Particularly in cities where street parking may be allowed, riding along close to the side of the road may expose cyclists to situations involving ‘doorings’ where drivers open their car doors without looking.
Consequently, bicyclists need to remember that they have just as much of a right to use the roadway as vehicles– and by positioning themselves squarely within the lane of traffic they actually may be taking an important measure to improve their safety.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
When assisted living isn’t enough, the consequences can be deadly
The following story appeared October 4th, 2012 in The Tennessean.
With the increase in [assisted living] population we’re in unchartered waters,” said Chicago attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld, who has represented families in Tennessee cases against assisted living facilities.
“There is no clear definition of exactly what assisted living is. There is often a real divergence between the expectations of the resident and his or her family and what is actually provided.”Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
First Settlements in DePuy Defective Hip Replacement Suits
The following story appeared October 4th, 2012 in Lawyers.com.
So, what exactly is wrong with DePuy hips? “It’s a metal on metal device,” explains Jonathan A. Rosenfeld, a personal injury attorney in Chicago who is handling Depuy cases. “The joint itself, the ball and socket and the way they are sized and fit together, allows for the hip itself to become fairly easily dislocated.”
That means instead of 15 to 20 years of easy, pain free walking, it’s back to the doctor’s office. “There are people who may have three, four, five dislocations of the hip,” Rosenfeld says. “It’s extremely painful. They have to be put back in the socket under sedation. Ultimately a lot of these need to be replaced.”
Worse, breakdown in the joint can actually destroy the living tissue surrounding the hip and poison the patient. “There’s wear and tear from friction between the ball and socket where metal splinters off and becomes implanted in the surrounding tissue. It can cause pain and suffering, and metal poisoning,” says the lawyer.
Perhaps the worst consequence of defective hips comes when they need to be replaced, since the mere fact that a patient has already had one hip replacement necessarily limits the longevity of future procedures. “To remove the device and implant another one becomes more and more invasive,” Rosenfeld says. Each additional replacement surgery has a shorter and shorter life expectancy before another is needed. For younger people who opted to replace a balky hip with the promise that they would get up to two decades of mobility before another surgery, finding out they really only got a few years and may be signed up for multiple replacements in their future is a tough pill to swallow. To say nothing of the possibility of contracting metal poisoning to boot.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
New Website to Help Mesothelioma Patients in Chicago, Illinois
The following story appeared September 12th, 2012 in 24-7 Press Release.
Recognizing that many people with mesothelioma wish to have a local law firm representing their interests, Chicago-based Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers introduces Chicago Mesothelioma Cancer Lawyers (Link Removed).Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Launch New Website Dedicated To Chicago Motorcycle Injury Victims
The following story appeared August 22nd, 2012 in PR Web.
Motorcyclists in Chicago face unique safety threats that pose a substantial risk of harm to themselves and their passengers. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers has a team of motorcycle accident attorneys committed to holding negligent parties fully responsible.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Health Care Facility-Acquired Bedsores: Should the Facility Provide Restorative Care or Palliative Care?
The following story appeared August 17th, 2012 in Wound Source.
Whether the development of a bedsore, also commonly referred to as a pressure ulcer, is the fault of the nursing home or an existing medical condition, the actions taken by the health care facility after the sore is discovered can have a large impact in a lawsuit if the patient suffers from complications arising from the sore. How a nursing home treats patients with pressure sores is just as important during litigation as whether the home is responsible for the development of the sores to begin with. For this reason, nursing facilities should not implement treatment protocol that gives the impression that they are killing the patient or doing nothing to prevent the patient’s death.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Legal Perspectives: The Significance of Charting in Litigation Involving Pressure Sores
The following story appeared August 1st, 2012 in Wound Source.
Even as an injury lawyer who sometimes feels he has seen it all, I am surprised by the tricks that I have seen used by some nursing homes in order to avoid responsibility for their actions. It is unbelievable how poorly kept the patients’ charts generally are in a large number of nursing facilities to begin with, but if a facility feels that there is impending litigation in its future, they may stoop so low as to alter those records in order to cover up its actions. This type of behavior is both unethical and illegal and I am both saddened by the tactic and happy to see punitive damages awarded in cases involving such nursing homes.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Chicago Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Advise Dog Owners To Get Control of Their Animals, Or Be Prepared To Pay Up
The following story appeared June 28th, 2012 in PR Web.
The increase in dog populations in urban areas, such as Chicago, has resulted in a significant number of serious dog bite injuries. Chicago Dog Bite Injury Lawyers seeks to educate dog bite victims as to their legal rights with respect to a claim against the dog’s owner.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Bill to require nursing home insurance fails
The following story appeared June 27th, 2012 in The Intelligencer.
Chicago attorney Jonathan Rosenfeld, in a blog four years ago titled “Support Mandatory Nursing Home Insurance,” wrote that the state does not require insurance coverage for nursing homes, assisted living facilities or long-term care facilities. “It is up to the facility to decide if they want insurance and if so, how much coverage they desire. Many victims of nursing home abuse go uncompensated for injuries sustained due to the fault of the staff because of the failure of Illinois to require insurance coverage,” he wrote.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
New Website Devoted To The Education & Support Of Parents With Children Diagnosed With Cerebral Palsy
The following story appeared May 23rd, 2012 in PR Web.
Cerebral Palsy FAQ offers comprehensive materials to help families learn more about this complex medical diagnosis by providing answers to commonly asked questions as well as providing trusted resources to help make difficult decisions related to special needs.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Nursing homes and insurance
The following story appeared April 4th, 2012 in The Intelligencer.
Rosenfeld estimates that the number of facilities with no insurance is “fairly minimal.”
“The problem is that a lot of these facilities are drastically underinsured,” he said in a recent phone interview. “Theoretically, you can try to recover from the owner, but the way they are structured and set up, it’s very difficult to do so.”Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Supreme Court Rules Consumers Can’t Sue Nursing Homes
The following story appeared April 3rd, 2012 in Lawyers.com.
We are going to see arbitration clauses become an increasingly common part of nursing home admission agreements as these are generally favorable for nursing homes,” says Jonathan Rosenfeld, an attorney in Illinois who maintains a blog on nursing home abuse.
“Many nursing home arbitration clauses control all aspects of the arbitration in a manner that is completely stacked against the patient or family,” Rosenfeld says. “As opposed to having an independent court hear a matter, arbitration agreements may stipulate the entity responsible for making such determinations and the specific rules (or lack thereof) for obtaining discovery material from the nursing home that would ordinarily be permitted in a traditional setting.”Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Launches Website for Parents of Children With Cerebral Palsy
The following story appeared March 30th, 2012 in URL Wire.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that is caused by abnormalities or injuries of the brain. It affects about 2 to 3 children in 1,000. It can sometimes be attributed to poor physician practices during labor and delivery including loss of oxygen or brain trauma. There is no cure for the disorder, but with the right treatment, a child’s capabilities can be improved.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Nursing Home Patients: Legal Protection To Assure Their Rights Are Not Violated
The following story appeared March 30th, 2012 in What Matters Legal.
The past decade has brought major changes to the nursing home industry in terms of the entities that own and operate the facility. Today, local nursing home operators are a scarce commodity as an influx of corporate owners have besieged the industry in an attempt to capitalize on an expanding elderly population in the United States.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
13-Year-Old Sex Abuse Victim Wins $15.4 Million
The following story appeared February 13th, 2012 in Lawyers.com.
In early summer of 2005, a 13-year-old boy sought counseling at a Virginia facility known as Empowering Families. The counseling center was run by a man named Daniel Price, who had employed a counselor by the name of James Davis who was assigned to the boy’s case. Davis had just been hired by Price a few months prior to counseling the boy.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Debuts Website for Parents of Young Children With Cerebral Palsy
The following story appeared January 18th, 2012 in Market Watch.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers announce the launch of Cerebral Palsy Lawyers FAQ, a new website devoted to informing parents of children with cerebral palsy of their medical and legal rights following a diagnosis. When parents first realize their child is going to face a life full of obstacles it can be confusing and upsetting. When mixed with the realization that their child’s life was forever altered due to a medical error, parents need somewhere to turn to find facts and provide their child with the compensation they deserve.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers Debuts Website for Parents of Young Children With Cerebral Palsy
The following story appeared January 18th, 2012 in Business Wire.
When parents first realize their child is going to face a life full of obstacles it can be confusing and upsetting. When mixed with the realization that their child’s life was forever altered due to a medical error, parents need somewhere to turn to find facts and provide their child with the compensation they deserve.Go to original article on website » Download PDF printout of the original story »