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October 2019 Archives

Unauthorized treatment can support medical malpractice claim

The administration of medical treatment is a delicate process. While medical professionals should be willing to do everything they can to help their patients, they also need to operate within the bounds specified by those patients. In other words, doctors and nurses shouldn't provide treatment that a patient hasn't authorized unless it is an emergency situation. Doing so could cause harm to a patient with long-term consequences.

Do you face risk of hazardous energy releases?

Those who work in construction or in industrial settings can be seriously injured and even killed by a release of hazardous energy. These risks can occur during the performance of their everyday tasks or during an emergency situation when protocols are bypassed.

Guiding you through a personal injury action

It is true that accidents do happen, but many of these incidents are caused by the carelessness and negligence of others. When individuals in Illinois and elsewhere are harmed in an accident, it can be an overwhelming experience. Many have not been in this predicament before, so it can be confusing when it comes to understanding what rights an accident victim has and what legal recourses are available.

Illinois workers are protected under the Whistleblower Act

Wrongdoing in the workplace should be pointed out. When it isn't, innocent workers and consumers can be unfairly taken advantage of. Although most workers feel an ethical obligation to report wrongdoing, they often fear retaliation. This concern can leave them in an uncomfortable position. After all, they want to do the right thing, but they also don't want to lose their job.

What is age discrimination?

Discrimination is an unfortunate reality in the workplace. Despite laws disallowing it, on a daily basis, workers in Illinois are subjected to unfair treatment that prevents them from performing their jobs to their full potential. This discrimination can even prevent them from obtaining a job for which they are highly qualified. Those who believe they have been discriminated against by an employer may want to take legal action to right the wrong, but the first step in that process is understanding the type of discrimination at hand.

Personal injury, truck accidents and vicarious liability

If you find yourself gripping the steering wheel a little harder when being passed by a speeding semi-truck, you're not alone. Many motorists in Illinois are afraid of these massive vehicles because they know the amount of damage they can cause when they run astray. Sadly, far too often negligent truckers cause truck accidents that leave these innocent motorists with serious injuries, including those that are disabling. This is wholly unfair, especially given the extent of emotional, physical and financial harm that is suffered by these victims.

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