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wrong-way crash

Two Killed in Wrong-Way Crash with Drunk Driver in Clarendon Hills

Two people have been killed in a wrong-way crash with a drunk driver in southwest suburban Clarendon Hills, IL. Drunk Driver Kills Two, Injures Two Others On the early morning of October 20, 2019, at approximately 2:47 a.m., 25-year-old Juan Rodea-Cruz was driving northbound on Route 83, just north of 55th Street, when he veered>> Read More

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Emerging Lawyers

Three of GWC’s Best and Brightest Named 2019 Emerging Lawyers

GWC Injury Lawyers congratulates Timothy J. Keiser, Deanna Cairo Arthur, and Louis Anthony Cairo for being named 2019 Emerging Lawyers. The Emerging Lawyers award honors top attorneys who are age 40 or younger or who have practiced law for no more than 10 years. Fewer than two percent of all attorneys licensed in each state>> Read More

distracted drivers

Distracted Drivers to Face New Crackdown in Cook County

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it is cracking down on distracted drivers as part of a new initiative to enforce the state’s distracted driving laws. “100 Percent Preventable” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the new enforcement program, dubbed “Operation Deadly Distractions,” on Oct. 23, 2019. The plan will target distracted drivers>> Read More

opioid lawsuit

First Federal Opioid Lawsuit to Go to Trial Settled for $260 Million

Four drug companies have reached a settlement worth $260 million just hours before the first trial for a federal opioid lawsuit was set to begin. Opioid Lawsuit Settled Hours Before Trial The four defendants settling the case were McKesson Corp., Cardinal Health Inc., AmerisourceBergen Corp., and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. They reached a settlement between>> Read More


Johnson & Johnson Recalls Asbestos-Contaminated Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has recalled a shipment of baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered evidence of asbestos contamination, a development that may help thousands of lawsuits linking the company’s baby powder products to cancer. Asbestos Detected in Baby Powder Sold Online A spokesman for Johnson & Johnson announced the recall on October 18,>> Read More

vaping illness

At Least 31 Known Vaping Illness Deaths in the United States

There are now at least 31 known vaping illness deaths in the United States, with the most recent deaths being confirmed in Minnesota. Minnesota Reports Three Total Deaths Minnesota health officials announced the two latest vaping illness deaths on October 16, 2019. They represent the second and third vaping deaths in the state. The first>> Read More

Dump Truck

Dump Truck Kills Pedestrian in Chicago’s Hermosa Neighborhood

A dump truck struck and killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk in the Hermosa neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Dump Truck Reportedly Disregarded Stop Sign On October 14, 2019, at about 12:30 p.m., an unidentified 32-year-old male pedestrian was walking on Dickens Avenue, proceeding through its intersection with Pulaski Road from within a crosswalk. At>> Read More