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Can I Choose My Own Doctor for My Workers’ Compensation Treatment?

If you have been injured while performing the duties of your job in Illinois and have filed a workers’ compensation claim, you may be wondering about your treatment options. Specifically, you may ask yourself, “Can I choose my own doctor for my workers’ compensation treatment?” The answer is yes, you can, but with certain restrictions>> Read More

Romaine Lettuce

CDC: Romaine Lettuce Unsafe to Eat Because of E. Coli Contamination

In a sweeping statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat, regardless of the source. The warning followed a recent E. coli outbreak associated with romaine lettuce that has left at least thirty-two people sickened in eleven states. “All Types Or Uses of Romaine Lettuce” On>> Read More

Turkey Salmonella

Only Days Before Thanksgiving, Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Reaches 35 States

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved of American holidays, one in which family and friends gather around the table to express their gratitude for life’s blessings over a large meal. At the center of this celebration, traditionally, is the turkey. An estimated 88 percent of Americans consume some 46 million turkeys each Thanksgiving, in>> Read More

Porch Collapse

Porch Collapse Injures Five in Chicago’s Palmer Square Neighborhood

At least five people have been injured in a second-story porch collapse in the Palmer Square neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Porch Detached from Apartment Building On Oct. 27, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m., a raised second-story porch detached from an apartment building on the 2900 block of West Lyndale Street, seriously injuring two females>> Read More

Medline Vantage

Medline and Vantage Releasing Same Cancer-Causing Gas as Sterigenics

Illinois residents are largely familiar by now with the controversy surrounding Sterigenics International’s Willowbrook facility, which both federal and state authorities have determined is emitting significant amounts of cancer-causing ethylene oxide gas. These emissions have reportedly resulted in elevated cancer risks to the more than 19,000 residents in the surrounding areas, recently prompting the Illinois>> Read More

Sterigenics Lawsuit

Illinois Files Sterigenics Lawsuit to Shut Down the Facility

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin have filed a lawsuit against Sterigenics in state court. The Sterigenics lawsuit is demanding either a full shutdown of the controversial Willowbrook facility or the enforcement of more stringent limits on its emissions of a cancer-causing gas. The GWC Law Firm has been>> Read More