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Common Causes of Casino Injuries

Casinos are like indoor playgrounds for adults. With bingo, slot machines, alcohol – sometimes dinner and a show – they can be a fun way to spend some time and hopefully win big. As of November 20th, casinos – like museums and theaters – will be shut down again to help flatten the curve of…

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Back to School Tips for Chicago Students

Chicago public school students will be taught remotely this fall 2020. The original hope was that students would attend schools in person two days a week and study remotely three days a week. The shift to remote learning is due to concerns about COVID-19 that were raised by teachers and parents. The switch to remote…

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Understanding Jurisdiction in Civil Litigation Claims

Jurisdiction is a question of which court should hear your case. In many instances, jurisdiction is clear. In other cases, multiple courts may have jurisdiction and a determination needs to be made which of those multiple courts will be the court of record. Federal courts and state courts both may have jurisdiction. Courts in different…

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Your Rights If You’re Hurt during a Protest in Chicago

In this current climate, people are protesting for many different reasons. Most protests are fairly quiet and fairly peaceful. Sometimes, though, protests can lead to confrontations and assaults. The rights of anyone who is assaulted depend, in good part, on who caused the harm and how it was caused. Police and law enforcement are generally…

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Why the ADA Doesn’t Exempt You from Wearing a Mask

Americans with a disability or associated with someone who has a disability need to be aware of a scam that is currently active during the COVID-19 crisis. The scam involves false documents that seek to provide authority from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that people with a disability are exempt from the requirement to…

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The Great and Terrible Chicago Pedway

All across America, cities are trying to find ways to ease congestion while providing safe alternatives to get around town. In Chicago, that alternative is the Pedway, which consists of bridges and tunnels that connect at least forty city blocks of the Central Business District. Approximately five miles long, the Pedway grants speedy access to…

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Are Concussions Different from TBIs?

A brain injury, no matter what the cause or severity, is always serious. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have life-long repercussions. The victim may need around-the-clock care, lose his or her ability to speak or walk, or be unable to return to work. Some victims may recover (in part or in whole), but others…

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How Do Liens Affect a Personal Injury Award?

A lien is something that is granted to creditors when an individual owes them money. In Illinois, liens can be taken out by insurance companies, the VA, and state and federal agencies. They can also be taken out by a doctor or hospital. Under the Health Care Services Act. (770 ILCS 23/1), if you receive…

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Hospices Are Failing Patients and Going Unpunished

In July 2019 the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (OIG) released a report on the state of the hospice industry which details examples of patient harm and admonishes Medicare for weak oversight and enforcement. The report recommends that Medicare impose stronger safeguards “to protect Medicare hospice beneficiaries from harm.”…

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