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November 2013 Archives

Illinois medical malpractice victim receives $2.4M for damages

In an unprecedented verdict, which has caught not only the attention of Illinois residents, but people across the country, a 47-year-old woman was awarded $2.4 million by the jury in her medical malpractice case. Unfortunately, she never got to see her case win in court.

Why Chicago residents should be wary of dietary supplements

Today, grocery and drug store shelves are stacked with different types of dietary supplements. However residents of, Chicago, Illinois, should be extra careful when buying such products, especially after a dietary supplement was recalled when it was discovered that it was linked to reports of a death and cases of liver damage among consumers.

Truck accidents: Does the whole trucking industry need to change?

Earlier this week, we wrote about a fatal truck accident that killed an Illinois State Police trooper. That accident, which occurred last March, occurred because the young truck driver involved nodded off behind the wheel. He had allegedly worked a shift that was several hours longer than the limit under federal law.

Criminal proceedings advance against truck driver in fatal crash

Several of our previous posts have focused on the increasingly stringent rules that govern commercial drivers; specifically those who drive giant semi-trucks. The trucking industry has railed against laws mandating rest breaks for drivers and laws that limit the number of consecutive hours a driver can be on the road without taking a break.

Can Chicago drivers and bicyclists find common ground?: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about the long-standing dispute between bicyclists and automobiles. This problem can be seen on the streets of Chicago and in nearly every other densely populated urban area across the United States.

Will new OSHA rule curb Chicago work-related deaths and injuries?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants more transparency when it comes to companies' safety reports. This could be welcome news for employees as more transparency could mean fewer injuries and Chicago work-related deaths.

Can Chicago drivers and bicyclists find common ground?: Part I

Even with Chicago's long and cold winters, many of the city's residents choose to travel by bicycle whenever possible. Owning and using a bicycle makes sense in nearly any densely populated urban area. Bicycles are eco-friendly and promote exercise. Moreover, many trips are just a few miles in length, and bicyclists don't have to worry about parking.

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