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The Radiation Treatment Used to Cure You May Kill You

When they hear the words medical malpractice, most people think of an immediately apparent injury or death that was caused by a doctor treating an injury or illness. Maybe there was a surgical error or the wrong medication was prescribed that caused the injuries. But what about latent harm that you never knew could happen?…

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The Dangers of Driving in Poor Weather

As the country celebrated Women’s History Month throughout March, it’s important to note that two women are responsible for inventing the modern windshield wiper found on every vehicle. Mary Anderson and Charlotte Bridgwood hold patents for windshield wipers: Anderson for a manually operated wiper blade and Bridgwood for an electrical wiper blade. While it took…

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The Dangers Amazon Workers Face

A video of an Amazon worker stuck in a shelf posted to TikTok has gone viral. The (now-deleted) video depicted the worker getting stuck in a shelf when one of the robotic shelves in the warehouse decided to go haywire, trapping him inside. As described in Newsweek, the worker was trapped in an aisle as…

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Common Medical Malpractice Defenses

Doctors make mistakes for many reasons. They fail to make a proper or timely diagnosis. They may prescribe the wrong medications. Surgeons often fail to respond to emergencies competently during surgery. Most doctors, even when they make clear mistakes, won’t admit to their mistakes because their livelihood may be at stake. Many physicians will assert…

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor After an Accident

It’s natural to be scared when you have injuries due to a car accident, a fall on someone’s property, or an accident due to a product defect. Parents have about 1,000 questions rushing their minds when they learn a child has a birth injury. Most patients and families meet with numerous doctors after they have…

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A Deadly Hit-and-Run Near Pullman Park Leaves a Community Reeling

A late-night hit-and-run crash on the 11100-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue has left a community in despair. Adelbert Wilson and “Apostle” Dr. Yvonne Lee-Wilson were killed after being hit by another vehicle on Monday night. Lee-Wilson led the Body of Christ Deliverance Ministries. The force of the impact was enough to roll the Wilsons’…

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Understanding Federal vs Illinois State Workers’ Compensation

As with all states across the county, injured workers are entitled to obtain medical benefits, lost wages, and other damages. Illinois allows workers’ compensation claims to be filed and paid without the need to prove fault. Many employers will push employees to get back to work as soon as possible and disregard their doctors’ orders.…

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