Personal Injury/ Medical Malpractice /Food Poisoning Blog

60 Victims in Five States Afflicted with Salmonellosis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 60 people in five states have fallen ill with salmonellosis, the illness linked to salmonella food poisoning. These 60 cases were directly linked to pre-cut melons that were available in packages of snackable melon slices as well as part of prepackaged fruit salads....
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Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

When you hit your head in a slip or fall, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBIs are divided into two broad categories - open head injuries, which are injuries where the skull is penetrated, and closed head injuries, which are injuries where the skull is not opened. As you can imagine, an open head injury has obvious symptoms....
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What to do After a Car Accident

When you are involved in a car accident, the steps you take in the moments immediately after the collision play a big role in your personal injury claim’s success later. Even if you are not sure if you will file a personal injury claim, take the following steps anyway. After receiving a diagnosis from your doctor, you might have a different opinion on whether pursuing monetary compensation for your damages is necessary....
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What can Happen When Surgical Equipment is Left Inside Your Body

Being under anesthesia to receive surgery puts you in a vulnerable position. You have to trust your doctor and all the other healthcare professionals in the room to perform the surgery correctly and to have your best interest in mind. Usually, this is exactly what happens, and the patient makes a full recovery....
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Birth Control Recalled Due to Packaging Error

In late May 2018, pharmaceutical manufacturer Allergan voluntarily recalled approximately 170,000 sample packs of its Taytulla birth control pills due to a packaging error. In the recalled packs, lot 5620706 with a May 2019 expiration date, had their placebo pills at the beginning of the packs, rather than the end where they are supposed to be....
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What Evidence can I Use to Support My Car Accident Claim?

When you are injured in a collision with a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Just like pursuing compensation for your damages after any other type of accident, you need to use evidence to support your automobile accident claim. Your lawyer can help you obtain some of the evidence you need, but other pieces need to come directly from the scene of the accident....
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E.Coli Outbreak Reaches 25 States, Kills One

An E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region of Arizona has been making its way across the United States for more than two months now. The last time we discussed this outbreak, 98 people in 22 states had fallen ill and no deaths had been reported....
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Egg-Linked Salmonella Outbreak Continues to Sicken Victims

In the weeks since we last reported on the salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest egg recalls in United States history, the illnesses have only spread and the hospitalizations have only increased. As of May 2018, 207 million eggs have been recalled and 35 people have reported falling ill....
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Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards You can Face in Public

A slip or fall can happen anywhere. When an individual is injured in a slip or fall on private property, the property’s owner is liable for the victim’s damages. This concept is known as premises liability. Premises liability covers all injuries caused by hazards the property owner knew about or should have known about. Failing to clean up a spill or take a similar action to mitigate a slip and fall hazard is an act of negligence on a property owner’s part....
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  • Newland & Newland LLP, Attorneys, Arlington Heights, IL