When a defective heart valve is considered medical malpractice

By Donald W. Fohrman
21 Mar, 2015
Within the heart, several valves allow blood to flow through this organ, to the lungs and back to the heart. If one of these valves does not work correctly, serious medical complications can develop. Although there are many causes of valve defects, some can be caused by a medical error that prompts victims in Illinois to work with a personal injury lawyer in Cook County.

What are the long-term effects of a serious brain injury?

By Donald W. Fohrman
2 Mar, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 2.4 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries every year in the U.S. Among these accidents, 35.2 percent are due to falls and 17.3 percent are caused by car accidents. Despite these high incidence rates very little is known about brain injuries and how to effectively treat them. Although research is currently increasing, Illinois personal injury attorneys know that accident victims who sustain serious brain injuries are likely to have life-long effects in connection with their injuries.

Can you sue a third party for personal injury?

By Donald W. Fohrman
6 Feb, 2015
Illinois car accidents victims seeking to obtain compensation for their injuries often have a number of legal routes from which to choose, including claims against third parties. In certain situations, pursuing these third-party claims may provide better outcomes than a negligence lawsuit against an individual driver, as any Springfield car accident lawyer may note.

New Illinois law protects pregnant workers from workplace injury

By Donald W. Fohrman
5 Feb, 2015
Legislation recently passed in the state of Illinois is designed to protect pregnant and nursing employees. Chicago workers’ compensation lawyers are familiar with many cases in which pregnant women or new mothers suffer workplace discrimination. This new law will make life easier and safer for these important members of the American workforce.

3 Main types of personal injury compensation

By Donald W. Fohrman
4 Feb, 2015
Many accident victims are concerned about the type and amount of injury compensation they may receive if they pursue civil litigation, as any personal injury lawyer in Illinois well knows. Below are the three general categories of personal injury compensation that accident victims may be able to obtain through civil litigation or settlement agreements.
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