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May 10, 2022

Do you have Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament?

Do You Have Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament? Did you know that Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL) occurs in about 1.5 percent of the U.S. population?   This uncommon condition can often be misdiagnosed, leading to further complications—and...

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May 5, 2022

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Institutional Sexual Abuse?

What is the Statute of Limitations on Institutional Sexual Abuse?  The statute of limitations is a legislative act that restricts the time in which legal action may occur after an occurrence that warrants legal proceedings. This type of law has...

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April 28, 2022

How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor in Illinois

How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor in Illinois If your doctor has displayed inappropriate behavior, you are entitled to issue a formal complaint.  However, here’s the surprising truth: Making a formal complaint with a medical board probably won’t...

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April 20, 2022

When and How You Should File a Complaint Against Your Doctor

When and How to File a Complaint Against Your Doctor A John Hopkins study revealed that on average, 250,000 people die each year in the United States due to medical mistakes. As many as four million more experience non-fatal errors...

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April 11, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: Success Story – $5,412,500 Verdict in Assault Case

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: Success Story – $5,412,500 Verdict in Assault Case Hurley McKenna & Mertz (HMM) is proud to announce that partners Michael T. Mertz and Christopher Cortese have won a Cook County Circuit Court jury verdict of $5,412,000...

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April 7, 2022

Wrongful Birth Lawyer: Common Cases

Wrongful Birth Lawyer: Common Cases Many factors that occur during childbirth can lead families to retain a wrongful birth lawyer. In some circumstances, families are told there is a medical complication with their child—but unfortunately, they are not told how...

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March 31, 2022

How to Choose the Right Malpractice Attorney

How to Choose the Right Malpractice Attorney Medical malpractice creates an extremely upsetting circumstance for victims and their families. The physical and emotional effects of medical malpractice are life-long and associated expenses can be unmanageable.  Medical malpractice occurs when a...

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March 24, 2022

Wrongful Birth Lawsuit: What Is It, Exactly?

Wrongful Birth Lawsuit: What Is It Exactly? In a wrongful birth lawsuit, a parent alleges that medical providers who facilitated testing, exams, or assessments during pregnancy or during fertility treatments failed to provide proper information and/or counseling to the parents...

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