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Month: May 2013

Cleaning company cited for Chicago work-related deaths

There are many professional industries in which workers know they are at a higher risk for injury or death. Many of these higher-risk jobs are in the manufacturing, construction, mining and industrial industries right here in Illinois and the greater …

Studies show high car accident fatality rate among returning vets

The drawn-out wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left a generation of returning veterans with physical disabilities, psychological trauma and general difficulty returning to civilian life. Some struggles such as the loss of a limb are visible. But even vets …

Federal data reveals an increase in 2012 auto accident fatalities

Since 2005, Americans have been benefitting from continuous annual decreases in motor vehicle accident fatalities. Between 2005 and 2011, crash deaths on U.S. roads declined by approximately 26 percent. Can we continue this positive pattern, or must all good things …

Product liability lawsuit filed against Illinois drug company

According to Abbott Laboratories, a leading drug-manufacturing company, its mission is to improve the health of people worldwide. Unfortunately, big companies like Abbott are not exempt from challenges over credibility and consumer safety. Headquartered in a northern Chicago suburb, Abbott …

Crash victims seek bill to freeze truck size & weight limits: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a piece of legislation currently being considered by federal lawmakers. The Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act seeks to freeze current weight and size limits for trucks and close loopholes that allow …