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March 31, 2020

News to Know: Boy Scouts Bankruptcy, Pharmacy Errors Lead to Complications, and the Dangers of Prescription Overlap

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, it’s our team’s priority to be up to date on noteworthy news to best serve our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not...

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March 24, 2020

Why a Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Diagnosis May Be the Result of Medical Malpractice

Expecting parents prepare a great deal for the birth of a new baby. From meeting with doctors to setting up the nursery, preparation gives parents some sense of control as they wait for the big day. But, when complications arise...

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February 13, 2020

Paralysis Injuries

According to a study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, nearly one in 50 individuals in the United States — about six million — are suffering from some form of paralysis. That number is roughly equal to the populations...

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February 13, 2020

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur when the brain is damaged by an outside force. A traumatic brain injury may occur when a force impacts the head hard enough to move the brain but not break the skull (a closed head...

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February 13, 2020

Spinal Cord Injuries

Each year, approximately 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. The costs associated with this type of injury can be staggering. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, a 25-year-old person who suffers an injury to the spinal cord...

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February 13, 2020

Premises Liability

Owners of property and buildings are legally liable when dangerous conditions on their property cause other people, including visitors, to be injured or killed. Illinois law requires that landowners, building owners, and businesses keep their property safe so that innocent...

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February 13, 2020

General Negligence and Personal Injury

Negligence is defined under the law as the failure to act in a reasonably careful way considering the circumstances. General negligence can be intentional or accidental. But regardless of whether or not it was intended, when someone fails to use...

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February 13, 2020

Dog Bites

Under the Illinois Animal Control Act, the victims of unprovoked animal attacks, including dog bites, can hold the animal’s owner liable for their injuries. The Animal Control Act applies to all animals that injure people without provocation, not just dogs....

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