Disease

Two New Clusters of Legionnaires’ Disease Found in Illinois

Health officials have found two new clusters of Legionnaires’ disease in Illinois, the first linked to a Walmart in Johnsburg and the second affecting residents at a nursing home in Chicago’s South Loop. Walmart, Nursing Home Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease Three people who reported being at the Johnsburg Walmart in McHenry County have been diagnosed>> Read More

Sterigenics

Sterigenics: Trump and Rauner Administrations Knew About Cancer Risks

The Chicago Tribune has just released a bombshell exposé alleging that officials in the Trump and Rauner administrations knew that ethylene oxide gas emissions from Willowbrook’s Sterigenics plant were likely responsible for some of the highest cancer risks in the country, yet kept the information from the public for eight months. “Exceeding Our Typical Upper>> Read More

GWC Maximizes Settlement for Mechanic Injured in Chicago Motorcycle Accident

GWC Law’s Deanna Cairo Arthur has obtained the maximum insurance policy limits for a vehicular mechanic who injured his hand in a Chicago motorcycle accident, settling his claim for $300,000.00. A Door Opens to Disaster On September 24, 2016, Ms. Arthur’s client, an 18-year-old auto mechanic, was riding his motorcycle southbound on I-94 at 95th>> Read More

GWC Obtains $875k Settlement for Union Nicor Gas Worker Injured in Head-On Collision

GWC’s Louis Anthony Cairo and Joseph P. Sorce have obtained an $875,000.00 settlement for a union Nicor Gas worker who sustained multiple injuries in a head-on collision in McHenry County. Head-On Collision, Significant Injuries At the time of the incident, GWC’s client was a meter reader for Nicor Gas and a proud member of IBEW>> Read More

CTA Bus Accident

CTA Bus Accident Injures At Least 26 in Chicago’s Far South Side

At least 26 people have been injured in a CTA bus accident in Chicago’s Far South Side. The incident offers an opportunity to examine the challenges of pursuing a personal injury claim for injuries sustained in a public transportation accident. Cause of CTA Bus Accident Unknown On the morning of October 17, 2018, just before>> Read More

Fallen Stop Sign

Stephenson County Settles Lawsuit for Wrongful Death Caused by Fallen Stop Sign

Stephenson County has reached a $3 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit over a wrongful death that was caused, at least in part, by a fallen stop sign. Woman Pregnant at Time of Accident On May 20, 2013, 32-year-old language arts teacher Sarah Kamp was driving through the intersection of Montague Road and Rock City>> Read More

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GWC Maximizes Settlement for Cancer Survivor with Ruptured Breast Implant

GWC Injury Lawyers attorney Louis Anthony Cairo has obtained a $250,000.00 settlement for a cancer survivor who suffered a ruptured breast implant as a result of a car accident. The settlement represents the maximum insurance policy limits on the vehicle that struck Mr. Cairo’s client. Implant Ruptured in Car Crash On October 28, 2015, Mr.>> Read More

New York Limo Wreck

Twenty Killed in New York Limo Wreck, Deadliest Accident in Nine Years

Twenty people were killed over the weekend in a New York limo wreck. According to federal officials, this tragic event represents the nation’s deadliest transportation accident in nine years, with additional reports indicating that the limo had failed a safety inspection earlier that month. New York Limo Wreck Kills Twenty On October 6, 2018, a>> Read More

Rauner Administration

Criminal Investigation of Rauner Administration Over Legionnaires’ Disease Crisis

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced that her office will be launching a criminal investigation into whether the Rauner administration improperly handled the Legionnaires’ disease crisis at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, IL. Were the Deaths Preventable? Legionnaires’ disease – caused by deteriorating plumbing at the Quincy facility that created an environment for the>> Read More

Explosion

Governor Calls for Shutdown of Sterigenics Facility Linked to Cancer

Gov. Bruce Rauner has instructed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to refer an enforcement action to the Illinois Attorney General’s Office against Sterigenics International in Willowbrook, IL. The enforcement action would order the company to discontinue operations that could result in any emissions of a gas that has been linked to cancer pending a complete>> Read More

Road Rage

Road Rage Assault Victim Awarded Workers’ Compensation Benefits

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) recently approved benefits for a field revenue auditor who was injured in a road rage assault. Even though the motivation for the incident was not work-related, the IWCC determined that the road rage assault was compensable both because the claimant was not the instigator and because he was performing>> Read More

Amazon Union-Busting

Amazon Union-Busting Training Video Released to Whole Foods Employees

Gizmodo has uncovered an Amazon union-busting training video that was distributed to “Team Leaders” at Whole Foods Market recently. The move by Amazon, which was made in response to rumors that Whole Foods employees are seeking to unionize, suggests that there may be strong anti-union sentiment at the nation’s second largest employer. Whole Foods Workers Seeking>> Read More

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