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Last Tuesday, a bipartisan lawsuit was filed urging the state to shut down Sterigenics, a plant located in the western Chicago suburb of Willowbrook, because it is violating laws and harming residents. Attorney Lisa Madigan and DuPage County’s State Attorney Robert Berlin have insisted that the plant be closed or the emissions limits should be enforced. 

 

The gas being released is a toxic chemical known to increase risks of breast cancer and lymphomas called ethylene oxide. Prior to July, Sterigenics had been releasing the gas directly into the air and exposing the residents in the area, of those nearly 19,000 people live within a mile of the facility. 

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President Donald Trump continues to provide false information to Americans regarding preexisting conditions related to health coverage. 

 

In an event last month, President Trump told a Philadelphia audience that “We (Republicans) will always protect Americans with preexisting conditions.” However, his administration imposed new rules that make discriminating against sick consumers easier for insurance providers. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_image_166_20181022-163906_1.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_image_167_20181022-163908_1.JPGOn October 11th, the annual reception and awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence was hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of the Chicago-based Law Bulletin. In attendance were more than 300 Illinois judges and trial attorneys and forty-five professionals received individual awards. 

 

Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. in Chicago is excited to announce that Attorney Christopher T. Hurley was awarded for Trial Lawyer Excellence by being selected as the recipient of the Plaintiff Attorney Achievement Award

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b2ap3_thumbnail_MRI-Image.jpgAs recently discussed in The Boston Globe, new research confirms the deadly toll of medical errors in the United States.  After heart disease and cancer, mistakes by medical providers are the third-leading cause of death in the US, claiming over 251,000 lives every year, according to a study published in 2016 in the journal BMJ.

While hospitals have taken steps to try to reduce mistakes, physician failure to diagnose conditions, misdiagnosis of conditions, miscommunication and the failure to accurately communicate test results continue to result in needless suffering and death of patients in America.  The risk of mistakes is greatest in situations where the physician never meets the patient and doesn’t know the patient. 

Victims of medical mistakes can include physician patients—HM&M represents several physicians injured due to medical malpractice – as well as lawyers who know about what can go wrong in a hospital.  One such victim is our friend Michael Mone of Boston, a top trial lawyer who has spent his life representing victims of medical malpractice. 

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