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November 2014 Archives

Reasons behind increasing medical negligence disturbing

As medical science has advanced, people around the country, including in Illinois, have become ever more reliant on medical care to address illnesses and other conditions that could cut short their life or lives of loved ones. As medical facilities have increased, so have the expectations of patients. Unfortunately, the chances of medical errors have also increased, resulting in more litigation by victims.

Are death benefits payable for an IL construction site injury?

In Illinois, work-related deaths occur due to a variety of reasons, such as construction accidents, defective roof structures on the construction site, falls from heights, unsafe ladders and scaffolding supplied by the employer or dangerous tools used by the employee.

Do statutory caps on damages affect medical negligence claims?

In Illinois and throughout the rest of the United States, there has been a sharp increase in medical malpractice premiums over the past decade; as a result, medical malpractice insurance has regained interest. Illinois personal injury experts have observed that this phenomenon may be due to the adoption of statutory caps by states, which limit the amount of damages that a plaintiff can recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The question that arises is, what is considered fair compensation for a victim of medical negligence? The other question that comes up is, what is the government's position in the event that the death occurs due to medical negligence and how does that relate to statutory caps?

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