Medical Products Liability Posts in January, 2019

How to File Food Poisoning Lawsuits in Illinois

Food poisoning has become a common danger that can affect any person at anytime. While many people attribute a bout of food poisoning to mere bad luck, in most cases, the food poisoning is a result of someone else’s negligence. For this reason, a food poisoning victim can file a personal injury lawsuit to receive much-needed compensation. Food poisoning not only affects your health, but it also drains you financially and professionally....
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Slip and Falls at Restaurants in Illinois

Recently, a charming pizza place in Crystal Lake found out the hard way that a patron can suffer an injury at any time, for any reason. Even something seemingly innocuous like a restaurant’s decor, can cause severe injuries in unsuspecting individuals. Like many restaurants, Nick’s Pizza and Pub had its signature décor, which was for them peanut shells discarded on the floor (many steakhouses in Oklahoma and Texas also follow this tradition)....
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Salmonella Outbreak

According to the Center for Disease Control an outbreak of salmonella has spread across the United States. NBC news reports that this particular strand of salmonella bacteria has shown itself to be resistant to the typical antibiotics that are used to treat such infections. So far 92 people have been infected across multiple states, although only 21 people were ill enough to be hospitalized....
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How to Pursue a Claim for Personal Injury Caused by Food Poisoning

Food-borne disease could be caused by multiple factors including contamination of food by a pathogen, parasite, or toxins. According to a report, there are close to 76 million food poisoning cases reported in U.S. alone every year, and the cause for each case is difficult to pin down to one source. Food poisoning can have severe impact on a victim’s health, and it can even be fatal. The victim of such an illness can rightfully file a lawsuit to get the compensation he or she needs to be made whole again....
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In the Blink of an Eye

A billboard advert for a small, country hospital once read that “the only life you want, is the one you had.” We have all seen similar advertisements for health and life insurance - a grieving widow, a person walking down a flight of stairs with one foot hovered precariously over a misplaced toy car. The phrase “Life comes at you fast” could accurately be changed to “Life and death come at you fast.” For two unfortunate individuals in early December of 2018, this was certainly the case. ...
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Medical Malpractice Leads to Leg Amputation

In 2012, 65-year-old Elgin, Illinois resident and Vietnam war veteran Bill Hein was admitted for what the doctors called a routine surgery to treat his prostate cancer. The surgery happened in June of 2012 at Sherman Hospital. The procedure itself went smoothly. Afterward, Mr....
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On-the-Job Injuries and Medical Malpractice

On-the-job injuries are a frequent hazard, particularly for those who engage in any type of manual labor. Even a minor wound or sprain can send a worker to the hospital. You expect to be treated with the utmost care so that you can recover your health and get back to work. A worker loses wages every day he or she is forced to miss work to recover from an injury. This is why when a trusted medical professional does not meet that expected level of care, the results can be devastating....
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Medical Malpractice in Illinois

There are few relationships more trusting than that of doctor and patient. A person seeking medical attention is often quite vulnerable, and relies on his or her doctor for protection and care. Doctors carry a heavy burden when they treat their patients, but what happens when that relationship is violated?...
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Contaminated Chicken Salad Poisons 400 People

For many, a well-cooked meal at a restaurant of choice is one of life’s great pleasures. Such venues are used for celebrations. In fact, many of life’s “big events” from weddings to graduation parties and even funerals are punctuated by specially prepared food....
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