Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

You Got Food Poisoning. Now What?

You Got Food Poisoning. Now What? From romaine lettuce to ground turkey, a number of foods can cause food-borne illnesses. While some cases of food poisoning are fairly mild, others may result in extreme sickness and even death. However, no matter the severity, you shouldn’t just “excuse” a food poisoning instance....
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Slip and Falls can be Serious in Illinois

There are a few instances that immediately remind the public at large of a pending lawsuit. The principal amongst these seemingly cartoonish situations is the notorious instance of slipping and falling on a wet floor in a store. Those who do truly injure themselves on slick surfaces would argue that there is nothing cartoonish about their injuries. An elderly individual can fall and break a hip, which can lead to many serious health issues, sometimes even death. Even those cases the media labels as "cartoonish" can involve nefariously negligent details and serious injuries....
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Chicago Area Hospitals Reporting Increased Slip and Fall Accidents

Imagine yourself outside shoveling the snow off of your driveway. You go to move something out of your way when you slip on the ice just under the snow’s surface. As you fall, your instincts kick in and you reach out with your arms to break your fall. While this may seem like a good idea, you realize while you are sitting in the emergency room that there really is not a good way to break a fall on the ice. You have broken your wrist and now have to follow up with an orthopedist later in the week. You may be facing surgery just by shoveling some snow....
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Source of Romaine Lettuce Food Poisoning Outbreak Still Unknown

Regulators from the Food and Drug Administration say they have been unable to identify the source of contamination in a food poisoning outbreak that resulted in people being told to avoid romaine lettuce last fall. They studied a water reservoir at a Santa Barbara County farm in California that was contaminated with E. coli. However, the contaminated reservoir does not explain how other farms growing lettuce were also contaminated....
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Man Injured in Slip and Fall at the Gym

Most of us are not on the lookout for hazards or potential dangers when we go to the gym. We are there to exercise, and we do not consider the many accidents that can occur in an environment like a gym. There is heavy equipment that has the potential to seriously injure folks, showers contributing to slippery locker room floors, and overly hot saunas. The potential for injuries are high. ...
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Limits on Slip and Fall Recovery

Every day we go about our daily business, and we often forget about how much we are at the mercy of businesses and other entities to perform basic maintenance on their property. This can mean complex repairs (elevator maintenance) to simple maintenance such as making sure sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice. For some, an outing as simple as going to the grocery store can result in serious injuries....
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Snow Shoveling and Slip and Fall Lawsuits

It is a snowy day in one of the coldest states in America, Illinois. Your apartment complex makes reasonable efforts to clear snow and ice from walkways, but their drainage systems are not kept up to code. A freezing rain storm hits, and the defunct drains cause an icy patch to form outside of your door. It is after business hours, so there is no way the apartment complex could order maintenance to clear the walkways. ...
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Medical Malpractice and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an incredibly vulnerable time for the mother and the infant: Many things can go wrong, and the risk of medical complications for parent and child is high. Because this process is so sensitive, with many factors and variables, this is also a precarious time for doctors and other health care professionals. One OB-Gyn in Crystal Lake can attest to this first hand....
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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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