Divvy Bicyclist Hit by Speeding SUV, Thrown Onto Car in West Town

A Divvy bicyclist was recently hit by a speeding stolen SUV and thrown onto the hood of another car in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Divvy Bicyclist Taken to Area Hospital On May 27, 2020, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was driving a white Chevrolet Tahoe on eastbound Hubbard Street at a “high rate>> Read More

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New Bill Lowers Burden for Essential Workers with Coronavirus

The Illinois General Assembly has approved a bill lowering the burden of proof for essential workers who contract the coronavirus, making it easier for them to receive workers’ compensation benefits. “Rebuttable Presumption” for Essential Workers with Coronavirus On May 22, 2020, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 2455 by a vote of 113-2.>> Read More

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Reopening Businesses Preparing for Coronavirus Lawsuits

As businesses across the United States are preparing to reopen following a pandemic-induced shutdown, many are worrying about pending coronavirus lawsuits, from both customers and employees. Businesses Concerned About Avoiding Liability Businesses may have to make difficult decisions about how to keep running while protecting workers and customers and avoiding possible liability. And legal experts>> Read More

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by SUV in Wheeling, IL

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an SUV that proceeded to crash into a house in northwest suburban Wheeling, IL. Driver Flees on Foot After Hitting Pedestrian On May 20, 2020, shortly before 7:40 a.m., an SUV ran over Carlos Maciel-Pulido of Chicago, then it drove into a house in the 700 block of>> Read More

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Family of Nursing Home Coronavirus Victim Files Lawsuit

The family of a deceased nursing home coronavirus victim has filed a lawsuit against the Geneva facility where she lived, which has had one of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Illinois. Nursing Home Coronavirus Victim’s Family Alleges Negligence The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Kane County Circuit Court by nursing home coronavirus victim>> Read More

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Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in North America

Johnson & Johnson is discontinuing sales of talc-based baby powder in North America, at a time when the company faces thousands of lawsuits filed by patients who say the product gave them cancer. Talc-Based Baby Powder Discontinued in the United States and Canada On May 19, 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced on its website that, “[a]s>> Read More

Louis C. Cairo Discusses Nursing Home Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic on WCPT

GWC Injury Lawyers Managing Partner Louis C. Cairo recently appeared on WCPT’s talk show Joan Esposito Live, Local & Progressive. Louis lent his voice on the broadcast on Thursday, May 14. He and host Joan Esposito discussed liability during the COVID-19 pandemic for nursing homes, which have become the epicenter of the state’s coronavirus outbreak. They also spoke>> Read More

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What Do I Do If I Get Injured While Working From Home?

Since the arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to the United States, more and more Americans have found themselves working from home in order to curb the spread of this unprecedented pandemic. The shifting requirements of the contemporary workplace have forced employers and employees alike to make swift adjustments. The situation is evolving so rapidly>> Read More

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Truck Accident Leaves Vehicles in Flames on Eisenhower Expressway

A truck accident involving three semi trucks on the Eisenhower Expressway near St. Charles Road has left two of the trucks in flames, according to the Illinois State Police. Truck Accident Leaves Two Vehicles in Flames On May 17, 2020, shortly before 11:00 a.m., three semi trucks were traveling eastbound in the center right lane>> Read More

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Sauganash Single-Vehicle Crash Injures Driver, Two Passengers

The driver in a Sauganash single-vehicle crash that left him and two of his passengers injured has been arrested and charged on multiple counts. Charges Filed in Sauganash Single-Vehicle Crash On May 12, 2020, at about 8:35 p.m., 25-year-old Thomas Podgorny of Norwood Park was driving a Nissan sedan on the 4600 Block of West>> Read More

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Appellate Court Rules on HIPAA Qualified Protective Orders

The Appellate Court of Illinois for the Second District recently issued a decision on HIPAA qualified protective orders (QPOs) that would provide heightened protections for plaintiff privacy in the state. QPOs Provided Fewer Protections for Plaintiffs In late 2017, Cook County circuit courts began requiring the use of a “form” qualified protective order (QPO) in>> Read More

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Protecting Families and Settling Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new world both at home and at work. First and foremost, we want all of our clients to know that we are praying for you and your families, and everyone in our country, as we fight to stay healthy and protect our loved ones. We cannot thank our first>> Read More