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Chicago is One of the Worst Cities for Thanksgiving Travel

If you are traveling to or through Chicago this Thanksgiving, be prepared: According to Google’s traffic data analysis, Chicago is the seventh worst U.S. city when it comes to heavy, sluggish holiday traffic. It’s ... Read More

When Insurance Companies Deny or Delay, We Make them Pay!

When people are injured as a result of someone else's negligence, they often assume that insurance will cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated costs. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often deny ... Read More

GWC Settles Lake County Med Mal Case for $2.85 Million

Goldberg Weisman Cairo partner Lawrence Ruder won a $2.85 million settlement in a medical malpractice case against a major north suburban Lake County, Illinois hospital. The settlement, on behalf of the parents of a 5-year-old ... Read More

Medication Errors During Surgery Injure Patients

A recent study revealed that medication errors occur in half of all surgical procedures at the nation’s top hospitals, putting patients’ lives at risk. A third of drug errors observed in the study caused patient ... Read More

Is Your Job One of the Most Dangerous?

In 2014, 4,679 fatal injuries occurred on the job. Those performing one of the most dangerous occupations in the country are at a higher risk of workplace fatalities and injuries than others; are you at risk due to the nature ... Read More

Companies Drop Takata Amid Record Penalties Against the Manufacturer

Takata is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of airbags and other auto safety features. With confidence waning and safety concerns increasing, automobile manufacturers are thinking twice about using Takata airbags ... Read More

Despite Illinois Workers’ Compensation Cost Cuts, Rauner Wants More

In 2011, Illinois lawmakers made several changes to the state’s workers’ compensation system in an effort to curb high costs. The changes lowered the rates paid to medical providers by 30 percent and adopted guidelines ... Read More

Winnetka Construction Worker Dies From Fall Injuries

According to the Winnetka Fire Department, a 68-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday, Nov. 4, in a fall accident while working on a house in Winnetka in the 300 block of Linden Street. The incident occurred ... Read More

Chicago Teachers Union Preps Members for Strike in Fight with District

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has warned teachers to prepare for a protracted strike next year in response to warnings of drastic cuts from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) thanks to a deepening budget crisis. The union ... Read More

Drowsy Driving Impairs Driving Ability

In an effort to reduce the number of fatigue-related fatalities occurring on the roads, the National Sleep Foundation created National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week, Nov. 1-8, 2015, as an annual campaign to bring focus to ... Read More

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