Medical malpractice and hospital safety issues resulting in serious injuries concern more than just medication and surgery. In some cases, a hospital staff member puts a patient in danger by exploiting a position of authority to cause harm or injuries. Holding a person responsible for medical malpractice or abusing an authoritative position may be necessary to prevent further acts of negligence and abuse.
Professional athletes who have suffered concussions have been in the news lately, as they seek answers and liability for their injuries. Head trauma resulting in a brain injury is not uncommon for players, specifically in the National Football League. However, the problem is only beginning to gain nation-wide attention.
The director of the Illinois Department of Corrections recently accused guards at the Menard prison of filing fraudulent workers' compensation claims. Such claims are filed when an employee seeks compensation for a workplace accident.
A product liability lawsuit has found that the Ford Motor Company was at least partially responsible for defects in a vehicle and should pay for their role in a catastrophic accident. It was determined that a dangerous tire defect led to an accident that paralyzed a man. The law in Illinois and elsewhere requires that a manufacturer, suppliers of vehicle components, and dealerships selling cars take care to supply the motoring public with safe vehicles, free from dangerous defects.