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Month: September 2012

Medical Errors More Common When Child Has Chronic Illnesses

A recent study using government data from 2006 revealed that children with chronic illnesses were more likely to be victims of medical errors than children without these illnesses. Chronic illnesses include asthma, cancer, diabetes, digestive disorders and others. The study …

Illinois woman injured in car crash when teen misses stop sign

A woman from Hampshire sustained significant injuries in a car accident earlier this week in Elgin, Illinois. According to police reports, the woman was hit by a teen driver who entered the intersection without observing a stop sign. Although the …

Chicago motorcycle accident causes fatal injuries to biker

Two weeks ago, the Avondale neighborhood on Chicago’s Northwest Side was the scene of a fatal crash. The motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Kedzie Avenue, close by the Kennedy Expressway. According to investigators’ reports, the man on …

Deceptive Ovarian Cancer Tests May Endanger Illinois Women

Ovarian cancer is a very serious disease in Illinois and across the United States. Cancerous ovaries may affect other abdominal organs as well. According to the American Cancer Society, the United States has had 22,280 new cases of ovarian cancer …

NTSB pushes for new design to reduce severity of train accidents

Chicago has long been a crucial railroad hub in the Midwest, and the city’s rapid development is wedded to the business that came via train. Unfortunately, the cost of progress can be high. While train accidents may not be as …

Report points finger at tire failure in deadly Megabus accident

Early last month on our Chicago blog we wrote of the Megabus accident in southern Illinois that claimed the life of one passenger and injured many others. Crash investigators have been looking into the incident, and two weeks ago the …

Johnson & Johnson Plans to Remove Harmful Chemicals From its Products

Johnson & Johnson is well known as a family-oriented brand. Many of the company’s products are marketed for young children and babies, although the company also creates toiletries and cosmetics for adults. Recently, many were surprised to hear that some …

Motorcycle crash northwest of Chicago leaves rider dead

Late last month, the rider of a motorcycle lost his life in a fiery crash northwest of downtown Chicago. The accident occurred on a road in Schaumburg, to the west of O’Hare International Airport. Police reports indicate that, shortly before …

‘Bigfoot’ hoaxer dead in Montana car accident

Teenage drivers are often blamed for car accidents, either because they often seem to text while driving or because they are considered reckless. While not all teens are irresponsible drivers, the fact is that they do lack the experience that …