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October 2017 Archives

Doctors use brain waves to measure extent of birth injuries

The impending arrival of a baby may be one of the most anticipated events in life. However, in a moment, birth injuries can shatter the hopes and dreams of parents. In Illinois and elsewhere, many parents face daily challenges in caring for a disable child.

Woman claims Penn State violated employment law, files suit

A woman who was employed by Penn State University in the athletics department recently sued the school over an alleged wrongful termination. The suit also lists other alleged violations of employment law that purportedly took place over the entire eight years of her employment. While the suit was not filed in Illinois, workers here have the same right to seek justice when their rights are violated.

What you should know about never events

When it comes to medical malpractice in Illinois, you may be under the impression that many events are due to small errors that lead to major complications. However, there is a growing number of medical malpractice incidents that involve mistakes so egregious they should never happen. These errors are often referred to as never events in the medical community. Even though there are checks and balances in place to prevent them, more and more patients suffer health injuries and complications and lose their lives to them every day. 

Nursing home neglect can occur despite a family's best efforts

The decision to place a failing loved one in a long-term care facility is not arrived at easily. In order to ensure that a beloved family member does not become a victim of suspected nursing home neglect, it may require exhaustive research and a visit to those facilities that are being considered. Unfortunately, in spite of an Illinois family's diligence, a loved one could still become a victim of substandard care or abuse.

Many report suffering personal injury due to medical errors

While the government debates health insurance issues across the country, there are other matters that are discussed less frequently. Recent studies suggest that an estimated one in five Americans has had a personal experience relating to a medical mistake. In Illinois and elsewhere, these mistakes frequently end up causing a patient to suffer a serious personal injury

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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