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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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March 10, 2022

Sexual Abuse Statistics: The Surprising Truth

Sexual Abuse Statistics: The Surprising Truth Sexual abuse is a deeply troubling circumstance for victims and their families. Often, the effects of abuse for a victim are life-long. Furthermore, powerful organizations like churches, medical institutions, and athletic groups frequently choose...

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March 3, 2022

Institutional Negligence: What it Means, Who’s to Blame, and How You Can Achieve Justice

Institutional Negligence: What it Means, Who’s to Blame, and How You Can Achieve Justice Victims of institutional negligence are entitled to hold the organization that overlooks or covers-up medical misconduct liable in a court of law. Institutional negligence is when...

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February 18, 2022

Sexual Predators In The NHL: The Developing Chicago Blackhawks Story

The beloved Chicago Blackhawks franchise has skeletons in its closet. While it has a loyal following of fans, the thought of this organization for sexual assault victims is gut-wrenching.  In the developing story of the Chicago Blackhawks, three victims have...

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February 11, 2022

BSA Tort Claimants Committee Recommends That Survivors Who Rejected The Boy Scouts Prior Plan Change Their Vote To Accept The Revised And Improved BSA Plan

The Official Tort Claimants Committee (TCC) in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) now urges all BSA Abuse Survivors to vote to ACCEPT the BSA’s Revised Plan. Following weeks of mediation after the voting deadline...

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