Month: July 2013

Labor Department reminds workers about the risks of heat illness

With summer upon us, residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, are constantly feeling the oppressive heat. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s online site, the dry, hot weather raises the risk of fires. This weather raises another issue …

When is a car accident more than just an accident?

As one of America’s most prominent cities, Chicago sees more than its share of traffic collisions and the injuries that accompany them. Each year, countless Chicago residents are injured or killed in preventable car accidents and pedestrian accidents. But as we have …

Chicago teen left with severe injuries after car accident

A very serious car accident in Chicago, Illinois has left the 19-year-old man who was driving the car with severe injuries. There are few details available for the car accident. The 19-year-old was driving a van when he suddenly lost control …

Illinois Governor signs new law to further elder abuse protection

Often, the elderly are subjected to exploitation and abuse, especially when they are no longer able to fend for themselves. However, a new law signed by the Governor of Illinois gives the elderly extra protection against such maltreatment with the …

Police: Driver fled after fatal motorcycle accident in Maywood

A woman has been charged in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident in Maywood. The collision took the life of a young man from Bellwood, and police say the woman fled the scene. She later turned herself in, reportedly after …

Unclean endoscopes may lead to Chicago medical malpractice

A recent study, presented at an annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, has yielded a disturbing fact: 15 percent of endoscopes are not properly cleaned before being used on patients. This could lead to …