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Crane Collapse in Seattle Leaves Four Dead, Including Two Ironworkers

A Seattle crane collapse left four people dead, including two ironworkers who had been working on the Google construction project. Crane Collapse on Busy Seattle Street On April 27, 2019, workers were dismantling a crane at a Google office building construction site at the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue in Seattle, WA. At>> Read More

Beach Park Chemical Spill

Beach Park Chemical Spill Leaves at Least 37 People Hospitalized

A Beach Park chemical spill has left at least 37 people hospitalized, seven of whom are listed in critical condition. A massive amount of anhydrous ammonia, a colorless, deadly gas, was released into the surrounding area as a result of the Beach Park chemical spill. Responders “Overcome” by Beach Park Chemical Spill On April 25,>> Read More

Surgical Error

Jury Awards Over $4.8 Million for Fatal Surgical Error in Vermilion County

A Vermilion County jury has awarded more than $4.8 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman who died more than six years after a surgical error. Verdict for Surgical Error Reached After Eight-Day Trial The jury reached its verdict on March 27, 2019, following an eight-day trial before 5th Judicial>> Read More

Rock 'n Play Sleepers

Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Play Sleepers After More Than 30 Infant Deaths

On April 12, 2019, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price announced that they were recalling all of Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Play Sleepers. The recall had been issued after the product had been linked to more than 30 infant deaths. 4.7 Million Rock ‘n Play Sleepers Impacted The recall will reportedly impact>> Read More

GWC Obtains $1.05 Million Settlement for Injured Motorist

GWC’s Louis Anthony Cairo recently obtained a $1,050,000.00 settlement for a motorist who was injured in a rear-end collision in Chicago. Rear-End Collision at Stop Sign Mr. Cairo’s client was operating his motor vehicle northbound on Narragansett Avenue, approaching its intersection with 58th Street. At that time, the Defendant was also operating her motor vehicle>> Read More

semi truck accident

Semi Truck Accident on Kennedy Expressway in West Town Injures Six

A semi truck accident on the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood has injured six people in an incident that showcases the dangers of accidents involving semi trucks. Semi Truck Accident Leaves Driver, Five Others Injured On April 8, 2019, at approximately 5:32 p.m., a semi truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 90/94, near>> Read More

Boeing lawsuit

Ethiopian Airlines Crash Lawsuit Filed in Chicago Federal Court

The first Ethiopian Airlines crash lawsuit on behalf of an American has been filed. The family of a woman killed in the airline’s crash last month filed the wrongful death lawsuit in a Chicago federal court. Plane Crashed Six Minutes After Takeoff Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis Ababa,>> Read More

texting while driving

Bans on Texting While Driving Reduce Emergency Room Visits

A new study shows that states with bans on texting while driving saw an average four percent reduction in emergency room visits for motor vehicle accidents. Texting Laws Reduce Crash Injuries Researchers for The American Journal of Public Health studied emergency department data for 16 states from 2007 to 2014. The states were chosen based>> Read More