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Common Types of Premises Liability Cases

By Harvey L. Walner |

While accidents can happen at any time, most people expect a certain level of safety when they’re out and about running errands. They expect to be able to walk through aisles of a grocery store and travel on sidewalks without fear. However, things do happen from time to time. You may slip and fall… Read More »

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Illinois Doctor Not Vaccinating Children

By Harvey L. Walner |

Almost all parents want their children to be healthy. This means taking them to the doctor or hospital for treatment when they are sick and even preventing serious diseases with vaccinations. When you ask your child’s pediatrician to medicate your child or immunize them to prevent serious medical conditions such as chickenpox, measles, polio… Read More »

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Can Hand Hygiene Trackers Prevent Medical Malpractice?

By Harvey L. Walner |

Doctors and nurses are very busy people working in high-stress situations. They may potentially deal with hundreds of patients on a daily basis. While running around from room to room, medical staff may forget one key thing: washing their hands. Medical professionals touch patients and therefore need to ensure their hands are washed before… Read More »

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Drunk Driving Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person gets their driver’s license, one of the major rules they are made aware of is that they cannot drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. These substances can impair one’s judgment and lead to slower reaction times. This can cause a motorist to get in a crash and injure… Read More »

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Nacho Cheese Leads to Slip and Fall Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

Many people patronize gas stations not only to fill up their vehicles, but also their stomachs as well. Many gas stations carry yummy offerings such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, candy and even nachos. While delicious, nachos can be messy. The cheese can spill onto the ground, causing an unsuspecting customer to slip and… Read More »

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Birth Injury Leads to Child Abuse Claim

By Harvey L. Walner |

All expectant parents hope that their children are born healthy, without any injuries or medical issues. Unfortunately, some children are born with birth injuries. In many cases, these injuries occur because the baby is too large and is having issues traveling through the birth canal. To rescue the baby, doctors may have to use… Read More »

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Police Looking for Vehicle Involved in Chicago Hit and Run

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person is involved in a car accident, they must follow certain steps afterward. For example, they must always stop and remain at the crash scene. Even if they think nobody is hurt, they must stop and exchange information. Otherwise, they could face hit and run charges, which can be serious. A woman… Read More »

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Multiple Illinois Nursing Homes Face Violations for Abuse, Neglect

By Harvey L. Walner |

Think your loved one is safe in a nursing home? Don’t be so sure. The Illinois Department of Public Health puts out a quarterly report that lists nursing home violations. The most recent report covers July through September 2019. Included in the report are 71 Illinois nursing home facilities that are in violation of… Read More »

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How Do Back Injuries Occur?

By Harvey L. Walner |

One of the most common types of injuries a person can suffer is a back injury. Almost everyone has experienced some back pain in their lives, from a mild injury to debilitating pain that makes it difficult to walk. Some forms of back pain go away quickly—within days or weeks—while pain from severe accidents… Read More »

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How Age Affects Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Harvey L. Walner |

Some employers avoid hiring older workers for various reasons. They may find older people harder to train or maybe they take too much time off work for medical issues. Something else that may be preventing them from hiring a worker over the age of 65 is that they cost more in the event of… Read More »

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Understanding Hit and Run Crashes

By Harvey L. Walner |

A common type of car crash is what is called a hit and run accident. A hit and run crash occurs when a person hits a person, a vehicle or another object and drives off without stopping. Drivers involved in accidents are required to stop, render medical aid and exchange information. When they fail… Read More »

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Preventing Teen Cell Phone Accidents

By Harvey L. Walner |

Many people can’t seem to be away from their phones for more than a few minutes. They are addicted to them, checking emails and texts constantly—even while driving. This is especially true for teens. Cell phone use by teens while driving is a common practice, and it’s also a dangerous and even deadly one…. Read More »

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

By Harvey L. Walner |

Your sister was killed in a car accident. Your elderly father was neglected in a nursing home and eventually died. Your son was fatally shot by someone in a gang. These are all devastating situations that no person would ever want to face. What they also have in common is that they are all… Read More »

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Student Killed in Illinois School Bus Crash

By Harvey L. Walner |

School buses are built tough and are generally very safe. Accidents are rare, especially ones that result in fatality. In fact, they account for just 0.4% of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 134 people die in school-related motor vehicle crashes each… Read More »

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Illinois Court Awards $3.3 Million in Workers’ Compensation Case

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person is injured in the workplace, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other damages. However, some employers retaliate against workers who file claims. This is because a claim can sometimes raise insurance premiums, and when this happens, some employers… Read More »

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6 Injured in Hit and Run Crash in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a car accident occurs, the parties involved must stop at the accident and remain there until they render medical aid, the police arrive and everyone has the information they need to file a claim. Some people, however, flee the accident scene without stopping, leaving the victims there to suffer without medical treatment. This… Read More »

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2 Injured in Scaffolding Accident in Chicago

By Harvey L. Walner |

Construction accidents can occur in a variety of ways. Heights, heavy equipment, power tools and electricity can all contribute to serious accidents. Many cause serious injuries. Two construction workers were injured when scaffolding collapsed on a job site in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The accident occurred on the morning of October 25… Read More »

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Burn Wound Classification and Negligence

By Harvey L. Walner |

When a person is injured in an accident, you may think of broken bones, lacerations or maybe even head trauma. Not many people think about burns unless a person is inside a house that is on fire. However, burns can happen in a variety of ways and they’re more common than you may think,… Read More »

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Chicago McDonald’s Workers File Lawsuit Over Workplace Violence

By Harvey L. Walner |

When people think of workers’ compensation cases, they may imagine incidents such as falls or injuries caused by heavy equipment and other machinery. While these cases are common, many do not know that intentional acts such as workplace violence are just as common—if not more so. Workplace violence affects 2 million workers in the… Read More »

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Dangers of Nursing Homes

By Harvey L. Walner |

People are often hesitant to put their loved ones in nursing homes, and for good reason. While we expect that our loved ones would get the best care in a skilled nursing environment, this is far from reality. Nursing homes are doing a lot of things wrong, as witnessed by the number of complaints… Read More »

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