GWC Obtains Settlement Worth Over $2.7 Million for Union Sheet Metal Worker

GWC Partner Michael D. Fisher has obtained a settlement worth more than $2.7 million for a union sheet metal worker and his wife for serious injuries he sustained at an unsafe construction site. Client Ordered to Carry 75 Pounds Across Muddy Path Mr. Fisher’s client had been a union sheet metal worker and proud member>> Read More

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Ethylene Oxide Testing for Lake County to Be Included in EPA Funding Bill

A United States congressman has helped to secure $5.6 million to support ethylene oxide testing in Lake County and other affected areas in a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding bill. The cancer-causing gas has historically been emitted at high levels by at least two Lake County facilities, as well as Sterigenics in Willowbrook, IL. EPA>> Read More

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Boeing Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Passenger in Ethiopian Airlines Crash

The estate of a passenger killed in a recent Ethiopian Airlines crash has filed a lawsuit against Boeing, the airplane’s manufacturer, with the Boeing lawsuit alleging the company knowingly built a dangerous aircraft. Boeing Jet Crashed Six Minutes After Takeoff On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis>> Read More

CTA Bus Crash

CTA Bus Crash Injures Eleven in Back of the Yards Neighborhood

Eleven people have been injured in a CTA bus crash in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. The bus had collided with a sports utility vehicle in an incident that remains under police investigation. Cause of CTA Bus Crash Under Investigation On May 21, 2019, at approximately 6:30 a.m., a CTA bus collided with a>> Read More

Beach Park Chemical Spill

Beach Park Chemical Spill Prompts Door-to-Door CDC Survey

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted a door-to-door survey of Northern Illinois residents about last month’s Beach Park chemical spill. Testing to determine the environmental impact of the spill remains ongoing. Survey Examines Emergency Response, Health Outcomes The CDC conducted the door-to-survey over Mother’s Day weekend. On May 11, canvassers for the>> Read More

Nursing Home Arbitration

Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Yields Over $2 Billion from California Jury

A California jury has awarded more than $2 billion to the plaintiffs in a Roundup cancer lawsuit, making it the third verdict against the manufacturers of the popular weed killer in less than a year. $2.055 Billion in Compensatory and Punitive Damages On May 13, 2019, a jury at Oakland’s Alameda County Superior Court ruled>> Read More

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Waukegan Factory Explosion Leaves Four Workers Dead

A Waukegan factory explosion has left four workers dead and multiple others injured. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion at the Lake County silicone plant. Neighbors Felt “Ground Shaking” On May 3, 2019, at around 9:45 p.m., the AB Specialty Silicones plant exploded in Waukegan, IL. The Waukegan factory explosion was so>> Read More

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Exploding Cooking Spray Can Lawsuits Filed in Illinois Court

At least eight people have filed exploding cooking spray can lawsuits in an Illinois court for serious injuries they sustained in the kitchen, including cases involving severe burns and disfigurement. Six Illinois Exploding Cooking Spray Can Lawsuits Six lawsuits were filed on behalf of eight injured plaintiffs in the Circuit Court of Cook County on>> Read More

Legionnaires' Disease

Fungus Infection at Illinois Nursing Homes Can Be Deadly

Health officials have issued a warning about a drug-resistant, potentially deadly fungus infection that has sickened at least 158 Illinois residents, many of whom are patients at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Fungus Infection a “Serious Global Health Threat” Candida auris, a rare and deadly fungus that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called a>> Read More


Tesla Minimizing Injuries to Block Workers’ Compensation Claims

A recent report by Reveal News alleges that Tesla’s in-house medical clinic has been minimizing employee injuries to help block workers’ compensation claims against the company. “It’s Supposed to Be Patients First” Reveal News interviewed former Tesla employees who were injured on the job as well as former employees of Access Omnicare, Tesla’s onsite clinic>> Read More