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Pub fights lawsuit for patron's death

Business owners, particularly restaurants and bars, have a duty to protect their customers and other people against harm from other patrons. In one case, the family of a homicide victim outside a bar filed a personal injury lawsuit against that establishment for failing to meet this legal responsibility.

Misdiagnosis is leading culprit of malpractice actions

Medical negligence has many causes. For instance, inaccurate or delayed diagnosis was alleged in 34 percent of medical malpractice claims where a patient died or received serious disability. This information, contained in a peer-reviewed paper published in the July 11 edition of Diagnosis, also showed that diagnosis errors were involved in 28 percent of payouts in these personal injury claims.

Long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries can be devastating

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defined traumatic brain injuries as brain injuries that result from blows, bumps, and penetrations to the head. A person who suffers a traumatic brain injury suffers a disturbance to their normal brain function which may impact many other systems and operations of their body. When an Illinois resident suffers a traumatic brain injury in an accident they should seek medical attention to have their harm identified and treated.

Greater drunk driving patrols planned, but wrecks may happen

Holidays are busy times for the police, For instance, every year during the 4th of July week, law enforcement officials throughout Illinois step up their efforts to catch drunk drivers before they cause serious and life-changing motor vehicle accidents. Though many individuals make responsible choices and find safe ways of getting home after celebrating with friends, family members, and alcohol, too many wrongly assess their abilities to drive and get behind the wheels of their cars while drunk. When drivers operate intoxicated, they can make poor decisions that put themselves and others in the way of serious harm.

Who is responsible for a slip and fall accident?

Illinois residents experience falls every day. While some may lose their balance and cause harm to their bodies through their own clumsiness, others may lose their footing and suffer falls because of the negligent actions of others. Slip and fall injuries can be painful, debilitating and sometimes even fatal.

What should doctors do to prevent surgical errors?

Surgical errors are a major cause of medical malpractice cases. When a doctor performs the wrong surgery on a patient, their negligence may constitute a breach of their duty and form a basis for a personal injury claim. Though policies may vary from hospital to hospital, American surgical providers have adopted a set of procedures to follow to help them from committing these egregious errors.

What are common causes of motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are an unfortunately common form of motor vehicle accident that can cause serious injuries to victims and can even result in fatalities. Illinois residents may be familiar with the structure and design of motorcycles and may therefore be able to understand why collisions involving motorcycles can become serious very fast: there are no roll bars or protective structures around motorcyclists to protect them.

When medical care leaves victims with losses

It is not uncommon for individuals to trust the men and women who provide them with medical care. Throughout Illinois, residents seek out doctors and other medical care providers who they like and with whom they can work to protect their health. Most people have the option of changing doctors if they are unsatisfied with the care they receive, and therefore it is not often the case that individuals are tied to providers that they do not trust.

Dog attacks can inflict serious injuries on victims

The domestic dogs that many Illinois residents keep are often considered members of their respective families. Most individuals cannot imagine life without their four-legged friends, and those who do have dogs may go out of their way to include their dogs in their daily lives. Well-trained and controlled dogs can enrich the lives of those who love them, but when dog owners fail to take responsibility for the actions and behaviors that their canine companions' exhibit, devastating attacks can result in serious injuries.

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