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July 25, 2023

6 Actions to Take If You’re a Patient at a Private Equity-Owned Medical Practice

When it comes to healthcare, being informed is essential for making the right decisions and receiving optimal care—and this is especially true if you’re a patient at a private equity-owned medical practice. Private equity-owned medical practices refer to medical or...

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July 10, 2023

The Northwestern University Football Hazing and Sexual Abuse Scandal

In the developing story of the Northwestern University football team hazing and sexual abuse scandal, The Daily Northwestern has reported that at least two former Northwestern football players have confirmed that hazing within the football program included coerced sexual acts....

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June 16, 2023

Top 5 Takeaways from the Illinois Sexual Abuse Catholic Church Report

A recent report published by the Illinois Attorney General’s office is shedding light on a distressing issue that has plagued religious institutions. The report highlights numerous instances of abuse and misconduct within the clergy, focusing primarily on the state of...

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June 8, 2023

Hiring an Attorney—Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve decided to hire an attorney for your case, then you are likely in the process of looking for a lawyer that best suits your needs. We understand reaching out to a lawyer may be unsettling, intimidating, or even...

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June 1, 2023

3 Things to Know About Hiring an Attorney for a Hospital Negligence Lawsuit

When you seek medical care at a hospital, medical group outpatient location, surgicenter, or other healthcare facility, you expect to be treated with care, respect, and professionalism. When hospital employees fail to provide that, the result can be catastrophic. Permanent...

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May 26, 2023

“The Church has been Concealing the Identities of Hundreds of Abusers”

Hurley McKenna & Mertz partner Michael Mertz spoke to the Associated Press about the Illinois Attorney General’s long-awaited report regarding the sexual abuse of children in Illinois by Roman Catholic priests, brothers, and other church officials.   The Attorney General’s investigation...

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May 26, 2023

Hiring a Sexual Abuse Lawyer For Your Case: Why Experience Matters

Victims of sexual abuse in institutions or structured organizations often suffer for a lifetime, sometimes blaming themselves for the criminal behavior of another. Many victims are unaware that the organizations they trusted may have known about the abuser, neglected to...

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May 23, 2023

Illinois Attorney General Releases Report on Catholic Clergy Child Sex Abuse

The Illinois Attorney General has released its long-awaited, comprehensive investigation of sexual abuse of children in Illinois by Roman Catholic priests, brothers, and other church officials. You can read the report here. The Attorney General’s investigation resulted in the Illinois...

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