Metra Electric District Train Kills Worker

A 36-year-old worker was killed when a Metra Electric District train hit and killed him around 1:30 p.m. The accident happened near 47th street. Authorities say that the man was a trackman who had been working for the company for about a dozen years. He was working with a maintenance crew at the time of>> Read More

Fuel Leak Causes Recall Of Over 450,000 Fords

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Ford recently announced that it will recall over 450,000 of its 2013 cars due to a car design defect which poses a fire risk. The recall impacts the 2013 model Ford Explorer, Flex, Interceptor, Fusion, Taurus and some Lincolns, among other vehicles. The car maker said that it is not aware of any serious>> Read More

Construction Accident Attorneys at GWC Settle Case for $2 Million

On March 21, 2005, a Local 80 journeyman had just finished nailing off roof sheeting on a new home at a Toll Brothers’ Hawthorn Woods project. As he began to step down from the roof ridge, one of his feet slid out from under him and then the other. He continued to slide down the>> Read More

FDA Warns of Pradaxa Risks

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a new safety communication about the safety of Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate). Pradaxa is a potentially dangerous pharmaceutical which is sparking a wave of product liability litigation. Praxada is a blood-thinning medication (anticoagulant) often prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in patients with>> Read More

J&J Hip Implant Product Liability Trial Continues

Medical device maker Johnson & Johnson is deep into a product liability trial over its defective DePuy ASR hip implants. These all-metal hip implants have extraordinarily high failure rates and it appears that J&J was aware that its implants were defectively designed long before the company announced a recall. The current ASR case is one>> Read More

First Lawsuit Filed After Carnival Cruise Ship Incident

The first of what could be many lawsuits was filed by one of the thousands of passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, citing horrifying conditions that resulted in physical and emotional harm and alleging that Carnival was unable to provide a seaworthy ship and sanitary conditions. As has been reported by countless news outlets>> Read More

Medtronic Drug Pumps Recalled After Device Failures

Two types of Medtronic drug infusion pumps have been recalled after it was found that the devices sometimes fail to deliver medicines. The device maker sent an urgent safety device notification to doctors in early November that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has deemed to be a recall. Medtronic recently notified healthcare professionals that>> Read More

New FDA Restrictions to Remove Avandia From Majority of US Pharmacies

On May 18, 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that new restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia would be implemented starting on November 18. These new restrictions will essentially remove Avandia (along with similar drugs such as Avandamet and Avandaryl) from the shelves of the majority of U.S. Pharmacies. Patients who>> Read More

GWC Injury Lawyers Honored by Mexican Consulate

In an historic ceremony, GWC was recently honored by the Mexican government as a designated law firm for Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals in the State of Illinois to consult with related to personal injury and workers compensation matters. The Mexican government is represented locally by its Consul General, Eduardo Arnal. Consul General Arnal represents Mexicos>> Read More

Feds Push For Cancer Warning Label on Tanning Beds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that it was moving to reclassify tanning beds and sunlamp products as Class II Medical Devices. This proposed decision would involve a prominent label being placed on all tanning beds warning teens not to use the tanning beds and notifying all adults that tanning beds can cause>> Read More

Police: Chicago Apartment Fire Linked To Arson

Chicago Police suspect that a South Shore fire that injured six people was intentionally set. Authorities recently arrested a 27-year-old woman who they say started a fire that injured a child and five adults on Wednesday. Police say that the woman lit her 24-year-old ex-boyfriends couch on fire Wednesday evening. The Chicago Tribune reports that>> Read More

Four Injured In Lake Michigan Boating Accident

Four people were injured in a Lake Michigan boating accident Thursday evening according to CBS News Chicago. The happened around 10:20 p.m. And it took emergency crews almost an hour to pull everyone from the water. Authorities say that a boat capsized after hitting a break wall near South Mackinaw Avenue and East 85th Street.>> Read More