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Posted By Legal Team | February 6 2024 | Medical Malpractice

Large Malpractice Verdict Amounts Against Physicians Increase

Large Malpractice Verdict Amounts Against Physicians Increase  A surge in large medical malpractice awards targeting physicians and hospitals is part of new data released on February 2, 2024, by the global reinsurance company TransRe. In 2023, a record number of 57 medical malpractice verdicts of $10 million or more were recorded in U.S. Of these,…

Posted By Legal Team | January 10 2024 | Firm News

A Victory for Plaintiffs in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Illinois was one of 16 states that did not allow for the recovery of punitive damages in wrongful death cases – until now. Last year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law HB 219, which amended the former law to allow punitive damages to be recoverable in wrongful death cases. The new law makes Illinois the…

Posted By Legal Team | December 11 2023 | Truck Accidents

Truck Fatalities Crisis Calls for Bold Solutions

A sharp rise in deaths from heavy truck crashes, which are up almost 50 percent in the last 10 years, has federal officials more eager than ever for solutions. Many know what needs to be done and have a federal Administration willing to cooperate, but a lack of consensus prevents any real movement forward. The…

Posted By Legal Team | November 13 2023 | Birth Injuries

U.S. Calls Pregnancy-related Death Rate a Public Health Crisis

Despite having one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world, the U.S. currently has the highest pregnancy-related death rate among developed nations. Maternal deaths rose 40% in 2021 from the previous year. Black women are particularly vulnerable, dying at significantly higher rates than other groups. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services…

Posted By Legal Team | October 24 2023 | Pedestrian Accidents

Trucks, SUVs Behind Soaring Rise in Pedestrian Deaths

Last year, over 7,500 pedestrians tragically lost their lives while walking on roads. The number of fatalities shot up a whopping 77%, hitting a 40-year high. What’s behind this disturbing trend? One major factor is the proliferation of massive trucks and SUVs. They are bigger and bulkier than their predecessors, making them harder for drivers…

Posted By Legal Team | October 3 2023 | Brain Injuries

Falls a Leading Cause of TBI Among Seniors

Falls are a major cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the U.S., affecting the elderly more than any other age group, according to our Chicago brain injury lawyers.  Seniors lose their balance more easily and fall off a ladder or slip on the ice more readily and lose the spring in their step. Some…

Posted By Legal Team | September 25 2023 | Personal Injury

Great Lakes Surf Zone Hazards: What You Need to Know

Labor Day weekend may be one of the last major times of the year for recreation on the Great Lakes, but that doesn’t mean the end of potential hazards on the lakes. Data from the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project shows that since 2018, roughly 20 people per year drown in one of the five…

Posted By Legal Team | September 1 2023 | Birth Injuries

When Should You Hire a Birth Injury Lawyer?

The birth of a child should be a time of joy, but when complications arise and birth injuries occur, it can lead to a heart-wrenching and challenging situation for families. In such cases, parents may find themselves facing not only emotional turmoil but also the daunting task of understanding their legal rights. This is where…

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