Month: February 2014

The dangers of contaminated equipment to Illinois patients

Hospitals in Chicago, Illinois, should be wary about the latest controversy associated with the fatal degenerative disease called Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). This rare illness might develop after patients are exposed to contaminated surgical instruments. CJD is caused by a rare …

Train-crossing accident in suburb of Chicago ends without injury

The especially harsh winter hitting the Midwest this year is causing more than a few problems for Chicagoans and others throughout Illinois. Heavy snowfall and extremely low temperatures often combine to create significant travel hazards and raise the risk of …

After ‘sudden acceleration’ scandal, Toyota takes no chances

At one time or another, every auto company will experience either manufacturing problems or defective parts that require a product recall. Although recalls may be expensive and are often inconvenient for both car companies and car owners, a well-handled recall …

Medication errors cause nursing home neglect cases in Illinois

Cases of nursing home abuse may stem from elder abuse, bedsores, medication errors and malnutrition. In fact, a recent report indicated that medication errors in Illinois’s nursing homes have resulted in hospitalizations for residents. Unfortunately, there are also cases of Chicago …

Truck driver and company sued by family of Illinois trooper

Both of our posts last week focused on the fatal truck accident along Interstate 88 that injured an Illinois state trooper and killed a Tollway worker. Truck driver fatigue was blamed for the accident and the truck driver responsible is facing several …

Illinois jury finds railroad company liable in asbestos case

Asbestos exposure is a well-recognized health hazard. It is also a workplace hazard that threatens the health of many American workers, including those in the Chicago, Illinois area. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has implemented safety standards to …