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April 14, 2020

What Should I Do If I Took Zantac? How to Make a Claim Against Drug Manufacturers

In early April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested drug manufacturers remove Zantac (and its generic ranitidine equivalents) from the market after an ongoing investigation revealed harmful impurities in the heartburn medication. Ranitidine, the active ingredient in Zantac,...

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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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March 31, 2020

News to Know: Boy Scouts Bankruptcy, Pharmacy Errors Lead to Complications, and the Dangers of Prescription Overlap

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, it’s our team’s priority to be up to date on noteworthy news to best serve our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not...

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March 27, 2020

Why Boy Scouts of America Was Bound For Bankruptcy

This full article originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 10, 2020. If you’re wondering how an organization with millions of dollars in assets and revenue can go bankrupt, just ask Hurley McKenna & Mertz attorney Chris Hurley. Since...

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March 24, 2020

Why a Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Diagnosis May Be the Result of Medical Malpractice

Expecting parents prepare a great deal for the birth of a new baby. From meeting with doctors to setting up the nursery, preparation gives parents some sense of control as they wait for the big day. But, when complications arise...

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March 18, 2020

Hurley McKenna & Mertz’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear clients and friends of HM&M, At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we are taking concrete steps to ensure that our work continues on behalf of our clients, while protecting the health of our staff, friends, and families. Based on state...

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March 17, 2020

How to Spot and Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Today, nearly 1.5 million people are living in nursing homes. As the number of people residing in these facilities grows, some may not be receiving the level of care they deserve. Congress passed the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA)...

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March 10, 2020

How and When to Make a Sexual Abuse Claim Against a Church

The number of sexual abuse allegations against religious institutions has increased significantly over the past few years. In many cases, sexual abuse victims know and trust the perpetrator, but are too young to act against them. As states extend the...

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