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May 5, 2020

Were You Injured at a Construction Site? 3 Signs It’s Time to File a Lawsuit

Construction is a dangerous industry to work in with hundreds of job-related injuries occurring each year. Workers perform a variety of laborious tasks, including loading and unloading building materials, and assisting with operating heavy equipment. Falling debris and other dangers...

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April 29, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Paralysis Due to Medical Malpractice

Paralysis is one of the most traumatic injuries a person can endure in his or her lifetime. It’s difficult enough when a person is born paralyzed, but it’s an entirely different situation when a medical professional makes a preventable mistake,...

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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 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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