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Posted By Legal Team | February 2 2023 | Wrongful Death

Wrong-way Car Crashes with Injuries, Deaths Are Increasing in Illinois

A 70-year-old man on his way to work died when an SUV crossed the yellow line on a divided highway in a western suburb and drove directly into his path. It was one of 2,247 wrong-way crashes in 2021 in Illinois and a 13% increase over 2020, according to statistics from the Illinois Department of…

Posted By Legal Team | January 19 2023 | Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

Misdiagnoses in ED Lead to 250,000 Deaths a Year

A visit to a hospital emergency department should have a positive outcome whereby doctors quickly and accurately assess your injury or illness, decide if you need additional testing or care, and if so, admit you. But the care that patients receive was criticized in a recent government study which reported that 250,000 Americans die yearly due…

Posted By Legal Team | September 13 2022 | Firm News, Wrongful Death

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: Wrongful death suit is settled for $7.3 million

Chicago, July 10, 2022 – Smith LaCien LLP announces the $7.3 million settlement in wrongful death lawsuit against a Joliet hospital brought by the family of a woman who died from sepsis after an endoscopy went wrong. In June 2016, Michelle Swallow, 30, was diagnosed with acute gallbladder inflammation and had surgery at Silver Cross Hospital…

Posted By Legal Team | March 15 2022 | Bicycle Accidents, Firm News, Wrongful Death

Why The Chicago Lakefront Can Be Dangerous As A Cyclist

Two bicyclists have already been struck by a car and killed this year in the DuSable Lake Shore Drive crosswalk to the Lakefront Trail. It didn’t have to happen. Cycling advocates say Chicago has long known the locations of the most dangerous access points and has done nothing to make them safer. Christina Whitehouse, the…

Posted By Legal Team | November 8 2021 | Firm News, Wrongful Death

Two Suburban Chicago College Students Die In Stampede at Houston Musicial Festival

Two Naperville college students were among the eight people who died Friday night at Houston’s Astroworld music festival when tens of thousands of people rushed toward the stage, causing a stampede. Jacob “Jake” Jurinek, 20 and Franco Patino, 21, Naperville natives and graduates of Neuqua Valley High School, were close friends though they attended different…

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