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Illinois Considering Cell Phone Ban for Drivers

January 24, 2012  ·  By HM&M


An Illinois State Representative has introduced new legislation that would ban cell phone use while operating a vehicle throughout the State. Yet the use of hands-free devices would continue to be allowed under the new law. Nine other states have enacted similar laws banning cell phone use while driving.

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, cell phone distractions were the main cause of over 500 crashes in Illinois during the first half of 2010.

As an Illinois car accident attorney, I have seen the serious injuries that can result from distracted driving. Although I appreciate the everyday convenience that cell phones provide, I support this legislation because I believe it will reduce the amount of serious injuries and deaths that result from cell phone distracted driving.

January 24, 2012

Drug Maker Recalls Over-the-Counter Medicines Following Dangerous Mix-Up

Drug Maker Novartis recalled popular drugs including Excedrin, Bufferin, NoDoz and Gas-X. The Food and Drug Administration and Novartis are warning consumers that these over-the-counter medications may be mixed up with powerful painkillers such as Percocet. Officials became aware of the error following hundreds of complaints about “broken or incorrect tablets winding up in pill... Read More

January 24, 2012

550 Sexual Abuse Claims Against Archdiocese Of Milwaukee Made Before Bankruptcy Court Deadline

Last year, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy protection, stating that sexual abuse lawsuits against it could lead to debts that it could not afford. The bankruptcy court set February 1 as the deadline for claims to be filed against the Archdiocese. Before this deadline, approximately 550 clergy sex abuse claims were filed. In... Read More

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