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Firm News | October 9, 2019

Biometrics or the use of unique physical identifiers such as facial structure, voice patterns, irises or fingerprints, have been in the news quite a bit recently. The reason so many people are paying attention to biometrics is that there is interest in integrating police body cameras, security cameras and vehicle cameras with biometric systems.

There has also been an increase in public concern about the collection of their biometric information by private companies such as Facebook. With biometrics now allowing everything from access to bank accounts to mobile devices, the potential for the illegal collection, sale or theft of biometric information about individuals is of concern to the public.

Firm News | July 30, 2019

There may come a time in your life when you need to visit a local emergency room for immediate treatment. It’s not something you want to do, but if you’re put in this position it’s important to do your part in making sure everything goes right.

It’s been estimated that roughly 5 to 10% of all emergency room visits are subject to some type of error. This alone should be enough for you to understand the importance of protecting yourself.

Firm News | June 17, 2019

Typically, cases of nursing neglect comes to light from the neglected patients or their survivors … which is why the proactive stance that some registered nurses in Chicago have taken deserves a mention. These dedicated professionals are concerned that short-staffing at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) are a major risk to the patients.

As such, many have filed formal complaints against the facility with both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Their complaints allege that USMC failed to comply with state and federal laws which jeopardized the safety of the patients in the facility.

Firm News | May 1, 2019

Car accidents are often confusing and frightening for those who experience them. It may feel like a great relief to make it through an accident with no pain or discomfort afterwards. While it is certainly possible to experience an accident without suffering injuries, this is less common than many people realize.

In fact, some of the most harmful injuries do not cause pain or discomfort right away. Delayed pain injuries may not produce pain for a few hours, such as whiplash, or may remain hidden for a week or more in the case of a mild traumatic brain injury.

Firm News | March 22, 2019

A minor brain injury can make even the simplest job difficult or impossible to perform. Unless you have a “drone job” that requires very little critical thinking or attention, suffering a minor brain injury may completely destroy your career, and do it quickly.

One of the most difficult things about minor brain injuries is that they don’t always cause symptoms immediately, so a victim may experience a blow to the head and think that they didn’t suffer any damage because their head doesn’t hurt afterward and they don’t notice any immediate side effects.

Firm News | February 15, 2019

You know all about the physical challenges that a loved one faces when moving to a nursing home, and perhaps those challenges are the main reason for the move. The person has trouble with mobility and cannot take care of themselves. They need constant care from the staff just to accomplish daily tasks.

However, you need to remember that many residents also face mental and emotional challenges. The staff has to know how to deal with these properly.

Firm News | January 9, 2019

No one wants to suffer serious injuries as a result of going to a doctor. However, many medical providers make grave errors during surgical procedures that hurt their patients. Or, they make mistakes when diagnosing patients and giving treatments. These mistakes could result in injury or death.

Since everyone faces the risk of getting hurt by a negligent or reckless doctor, it’s important that patients take proactive steps to prevent becoming a victim of medical malpractice. If you believe you were a victim of negligence, speak to one of our expert Chicago medical malpractice lawyers today.

Firm News | December 31, 2018

Medicine can be a high-stress career. Doctors may have to make life-and-death decisions for patients. A mistake they made could cost someone their health, their mobility or even their life. However, doctors typically receive excellent compensation for the high-stress work that they do, and it is not too much to expect that they live up to the standards set by the medical community in which they practice.

Patients pay to have an expert opinion of their health and a diagnosis of any conditions impacting their well-being. Diagnosis is one of the most critical parts of medicine. When doctors fail to adequately investigate the causes of symptoms, patients often end up paying the price.

Firm News | October 9, 2018

Nursing home negligence and abuse are problems not often spoken about. People tend to err on the side of trusting nursing homes to provide proper care to their loved ones. This could be a huge mistake because these issues occur at a rate greater than what most people realize.

If you believe a loved one is being neglected in a nursing home, contact our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers today for a free consultation.

Firm News | August 28, 2018

After any kind of traffic accident, it is important to gather as much evidence as you can at the scene of the collision before cleanup crews arrive and clear away the wreckage. The evidence present before the cleanup crews arrive is often crucial to building an effective personal injury claim. Once the evidence is gone, it is very difficult or even impossible to recover.

While this is true in all traffic accidents, the stakes are usually much higher when it comes to accidents involving large commercial trucks. These enormous vehicles often cause immense damage and leave victims with serious injuries that require extensive emergency medical care and may involve months or years of treatment to reach recovery — or for the victim to learn to live with a permanent disability brought on by the accident.

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