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September 2017 Archives

Medication errors can lead to serious personal injury

When one suffers from an illness -- be it an acute or chronic illness -- he or she places trust and confidence in those medical providers who can diagnose and treat him or her effectively using the appropriate medications. However, if the pharmacy makes a mistake when dispensing that medicine, a serious personal injury could result. Illinois families place their confidence in these professionals, and they have the right to seek recompense when a mistake causes harm.

Common types of surgical errors

Surgical errors number among the more common types of medical malpractice. Even highly qualified, reputable health care providers can end up making an error that can seriously affect a patient's health.

Woman alleges vet clinic violated employment law in termination

In today's current job market, many workers may be hesitant to request time off -- even in circumstances that require it. When that reason involves a medical necessity, it may be shocking when an employer issues an ultimatum concerning a specific return date. Some Illinois residents have faced this situation and have been terminated when they could not comply due to doctor's orders, which could be a violation of the employment law in this state.

Parents claim negligence caused baby's serious birth injuries

The birth of a child is eagerly anticipated. However, while these are joyous events for most; unfortunately, there are circumstances when things do not go as planned and a cherished child suffers serious birth injuries. Illinois families who have lived through this terrible ordeal may have recourse to seek justice and compensation.

25 percent of serious nursing home neglect and abuse not reported

The decision to place a failing loved one in a long-term care facility is likely not done without careful consideration and reassurances that the individual will receive appropriate care. In the event that an incident of serious nursing home neglect or abuse takes place, the staff are required by federal laws to report it to the proper authorities. According to a recent investigation, Illinois facilities have reportedly failed to notify police in several cases.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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