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Chicago Workplace Injuries on the Rise for Immigrants

October 22, 2006  ·  By HM&M


The Chicago Tribune should be commended for its reporting of the increasing numbers of workplace injuries among immigrants. In the series, Throwaway Lives, the Tribune observes: While fewer American workers are killed yearly on the job, that’s not so for Latinos. An explosion of immigrant workers has created a throwaway workforce. Hungry for money, they take the most dangerous jobs. They rarely complain, and when hurt, rarely get help.

The laws in Illinois exist to protect everyone, citizens, visitors, non-citizen workers, and illegal immigrants. Nobody in Illinois has a right to subject any worker to illegal conditions.

Hurley McKenna & Mertz remains committed to representing the rights of all injured persons, regardless of citizenship. If you or someone you know has been injured, please call the experienced attorneys at Hurley McKenna & Mertz for a free consultation.

October 22, 2006

$4.75 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

CHICAGO DAILY LAW BULLETIN A $4.75 million settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice lawsuit in which a Chicago woman and her son claimed that a physician failed to diagnose the woman’s kidney disease, according to the plaintiff’s attorney. The suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court, alleged that the University of Chicago physician... Read More

October 22, 2006

Illinois Drowning Cases

Drowning cases in Illinois are very difficult to pursue, but can be successful with the proper legal approach. The Centers for Disease Control reports that drowning remains the second-leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years. Despite this striking statistic, Illinois law makes it difficult for parents to recover for the... Read More

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