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When are gyms liable for negligence?

All premises have the responsibility to do everything that is reasonably within their staffs' power in order to keep their guests safe. This is true even in certain high-risk environments, such as gyms. While you may be engaging in an activity that has the potential to harm or injure you, the gym staff still must do what they can to prevent injury.

Workplace retaliation can take on many forms

Workplace retaliation is a serious threat to a person's employment. It is often initiated when a worker points out or files a claim based on perceived discrimination or harassment while on the job. If that worker then experiences retaliation in the form of workplace punishments due to their pursuit of justice after suffering harassment or discrimination, then they may also be a victim of workplace retaliation.

A misdiagnosis can be a serious threat to your health

Not all medical conditions have a definite cause. For example, when a Belleville resident comes down with a bad cough their doctor may subject them to a battery of tests to rule out pneumonia, bronchial infection and other sinister causes. If their tests yield no information about the patient's condition then they may simply be left with a general diagnosis of coughing related to a cold.

What is considered a reasonable accommodation?

Physical and mental disabilities are conditions that may require individuals to experience life in different ways that individuals who are considered able bodied. Illnesses, injuries and genetics are common causes of disabilities in Illinois residents but the presence of a disability in a person does not in any way indicate that that individual is incapable of having a self-sufficient and thriving life. Laws exist that prevent employers from excluding disabled workers from positions in their organizations and from firing employees who become disabled.

Reality star suffers serious injuries in collision with truck

It seems that more shows on television are reality-based rather than original content. Reality shows are programs that involve non-actors who participate in a variety of activities ranging from everyday tasks to outlandish and sometimes dangerous stunts. While Illinois residents may have their own favorite reality programs they may relate to individuals who participate in such programs due to the non-professional status many such performers embrace.

3 good ways to prevent dog bites

Dog bites are not as uncommon as you may believe. In fact, The AVMA Dog Bite Prevention website states that 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States each year. Of those people, one in five requires medical treatment.

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