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June 23, 2022

Three Signs It’s Time to File a Suit Following a Construction Accident

Three Signs It’s Time to File a Suit Following a Construction Accident Construction accidents are terrifying and can often lead to permanent injury or even death. According to OSHA, construction is a high-hazard industry that encompasses a wide range of...

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May 19, 2022

Top Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer: A Comprehensive Guide

Top Questions To Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer: A Comprehensive Guide “Do I need a personal injury lawyer?” If you’ve asked yourself this question lately, then you are likely looking for a lawyer that best suits your needs as a...

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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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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 11, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: 2022 Success Story – $5,412,500 Verdict in Assault Case

Hurley McKenna & Mertz: 2022 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...

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March 17, 2022

Personal Injury Lawyer: When Do I Need One?

Personal Injury Lawyer: When Do I Need One? Personal injury is defined as harm caused by one or more responsible parties to another person or persons. The injury can be physical or emotional, and it can result from a wide...

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April 21, 2020

News to Know: Substandard Senior Care, Defective Products, and Medical Errors

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we pride ourselves on being informed when it comes to current news that affects our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not limited...

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April 7, 2020

What Is Negligence? 3 Categories of Personal Injury Claims Where You Have the Right to Seek for Damages

The law defines negligence as the failure to act in a reasonably careful way considering the circumstances. When someone’s negligence causes injury to you or your family, you have the right to fair compensation. In such cases, the damages available...

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