Testing Shows Drop in Cancer-Causing Chemical After Sterigenics Closure

A report by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that there has been a quick decline in the levels of the cancer-causing chemical ethylene oxide following the closure of the Sterigenics plant in Willowbrook, IL.  Lawmakers say the report suggests that Sterigenics was responsible for the area’s high levels of the carcinogenic gas. 50 to>> Read More

Nursing Home Arbitration

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Jury Links Weed Killer to the Disease

A recent jury verdict in a Roundup cancer lawsuit has linked Monsanto’s weed killer to the disease. The verdict follows an earlier jury award to a plaintiff who also claimed to have contracted cancer from his exposure to the product. Roundup a “Substantial Factor” in Cancer On March 19, 2019, a six-member jury in a>> Read More

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Construction Vehicle Accident in Niles Yields $6.5 Million Settlement

A man who was injured in a construction vehicle accident in near northwest suburban Niles, IL has settled his lawsuit over the incident for $6.5 million. Multiple Surgeries After Rear-End Crash The construction vehicle accident took place on February 2, 2016. On that date, 36-year-old Sami Issaq was driving his car north on Milwaukee Avenue>> Read More

Sandy Hook Lawsuit

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Gun Company Revived by Court

The Connecticut Supreme Court has revived a high-profile Sandy Hook lawsuit against a major gun manufacturer. Multiple plaintiffs brought the suit against Remington for its role in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Gun Industry Largely Shielded from Lawsuits On March 14, 2019, by a 4–3 vote, the Connecticut>> Read More


Pedestrian from Des Plaines Struck and Killed by Vehicle in Niles

A pedestrian from Des Plaines was struck and killed by a motor vehicle in northwest suburban Niles, IL. This tragic accident serves as a reminder of the heightened risks that pedestrians face in traffic crashes. Pedestrian Killed on Golf Road On March 10, 2019, at about 8:46 p.m., 61-year-old Annamma Abraham of Des Plaines was>> Read More

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Flying Tire Assembly from Truck Kills Woman at Rest Stop

A young woman was struck and killed at a rest stop by a flying tire assembly from a passing truck, a tragic incident that highlights the dangers posed by detached tires and other truck debris. Flying Tire Assembly Traveled 850 Feet The victim has been identified as Margaret Maurer, a 21-year-old Tulane University student. On>> Read More

semi-trailer accident

Semi Truck Accident Kills Teen in Chicago’s Gage Park Neighborhood

A teen has been struck and killed in a hit-and-run semi truck accident in the Gage Park neighborhood on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Driver Left Scene of Semi Truck Accident The semi truck accident occurred on March 5 at around 3:48 p.m. A semi truck was traveling west on 51st Street when it made a right>> Read More

Road Grinder Accident

GWC Secures $7 Million in Settlement Proceeds for Injured Union Teamster

In May of 2015, GWC client, a Union Teamster, was working for BS&T Construction Company on a road construction project in Hinsdale, Illinois. The overall general contractor, Kenny Construction Company, subcontracted all road improvement operations to Pirtano Construction Company, who then contracted with Maneval Construction Company to provide an asphalt road grinder and operator to>> Read More