Because so much of our time is spent at work, it is not uncommon for a person to be injured on the job. Employers in Illinois have a duty to provide workers with a safe environment free of hazards. When they are not compliant, injuries such as strains, burns and broken bones are frequent results. After a work accident, it is important to address the situation so that negligent behavior can be identified and corrected. In some cases, fines by OSHA are imposed.
Children in Illinois who live close to parking lots or playgrounds may be at significant risk for exposure to toxic substances if those surfaces are covered with a coal-tar sealant. A new study has raised concerns over the dangers of this common sealant, outlining the risk it may pose to children. With enough evidence, the sealant could be the source of product liability claims.
When a loved one is staying in a nursing home, it is realistic to expect that he or she will be treated well. We have every right to believe that their needs are being met and they are being cared for with dignity. In reality, however, there are some devastating situations in which nursing home neglect is present.
An Illinois doctor has come under fire from legal officials after claims surfaced about the poor provision of care in the state's hospitals. The physician is accused of medical malpractice surrounding a variety of cases at the Stateville Prison near Joliet.
A number of the devastating effects of a brain injury have been known for quite some time. However, new information is released all the time regarding head and brain injuries.