Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Jury Awards $417 Million to Woman in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

On August 21, 2017, a Los Angeles jury awarded a record $417 million to a California woman whose talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleged that she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s talcum powder products. Record Talcum Powder Lawsuit Award In Echeverria et al v. Johnson & Johnson, Los Angeles>> Read More

Garbage Truck Crash

Estate of Child Killed in Garbage Truck Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The estate of a child who was recently killed in a garbage truck crash has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the truck’s driver and his employer. Garbage Truck Crash On April 13, 2017, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Luis Roman, a two-year-old from Brighton Park, was the passenger in a 2001 Acura operated by Giovanni>> Read More

Ridesharing Crash

Reckless Homicide Charges for Uber Driver Raises Ridesharing Crash Questions

An Uber driver has been charged with reckless homicide following a multi-vehicle collision earlier this summer in Chicago’s Northwest Side Belmont-Cragin neighborhood.  This tragic incident highlights questions many may have about who might actually be financially responsible when a ridesharing crash occurs. A Deadly Ridesharing Crash On June 11, 2017, at approximately 9:50 a.m., 52-year-old>> Read More

GWC’s Michael A. Knobloch Obtains $820k for Client Injured in Motorcycle Crash

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Michael A. Knobloch recently obtained an $820,000.00 settlement for a client who was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Sullivan, IL. The settlement was the largest on record in the history of Moultrie County, where the incident took place. Motorcycle Crash On June 21, 2016, Mr. Knobloch’s client was riding>> Read More

GWC Attorney Obtains Over $254k in Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Driver

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Donn P. LaHaie recently obtained a $254,727.79 workers’ compensation settlement for a truck driver who seriously injured his right knee while on the job. In arguing on behalf of his client, Mr. LaHaie pointed out that he was a candidate for future surgical correction because of complications from his initial surgery.>> Read More

Nursing Home Arbitration

Senators Urge Trump Administration Not to Roll Back Nursing Home Arbitration Rules

Thirty-one senators have sent a letter to Seema Varma, the Trump administration’s newly appointed Administrator of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), urging the agency and the Trump administration to rethink overturning a CMS rule preventing mandatory nursing home arbitration – that is, contract language that would>> Read More

Choking Death

Wicker Park Nursing Home Choking Death Case Settled for $875k

A Wicker Park nursing home recently settled a case involving a resident’s choking death, one that allegedly occurred because medical staff failed to follow doctor’s orders or provide adequate supervision, for a reported $875,000.00. Doctor’s Orders Not Followed On November 9, 2012, a nursing assistant brought Antonio Mares, a resident at the Center for Hispanic>> Read More

Traveling Employee

Flight Attendant Awarded WC Benefits Because She Was Traveling Employee

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) recently awarded benefits to a flight attendant who injured herself after falling two times at an airport. Though the flight attendant was unable to explain the cause of these falls, it was determined that they occurred while she was performing reasonable and foreseeable actions of her job as a>> Read More

GWC’s Louis Anthony Cairo Obtains $300k for Client Injured by Falling Down Stairs

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Louis Anthony Cairo recently obtained a $300,000.00 settlement for a client who was seriously injured by falling down stairs at a private home after slipping on a loose carpet. The client’s fall was remarkably the second such incident that day, a fact that Mr. Cairo used to his advantage in arguing>> Read More

Amusement Park Ride

Illinois Suspends Twelve Amusement Park Rides After Ohio State Fair Disaster

In the wake of a disastrous amusement park ride malfunction at the Ohio State Fair, which reportedly resulted in one death and seven injuries, the Illinois Department of Labor announced that it was suspending the use of twelve similar rides until further notice. The rides suspended include three “Fire Ball” rides, eight “Freak Out” rides,>> Read More