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December 29, 2021

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Michael Mertz as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois

The National Trial Lawyers and Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. are pleased to announce that Michael Mertz has been selected for inclusion into the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Illinois.  Only a select group of...

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June 8, 2016

Chris Hurley Named President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

On Friday, June 10, 2016, Christopher T. Hurley will be sworn in as the President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Chris is the founding partner of the Chicago firm Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C., one of the top personal...

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April 28, 2016

Justice for Marques Gaines

[[title]] represents the family of popular Chicago bartender Marques Gaines in their lawsuit against the convenience store chain 7-ELEVEN for Gaines' violent death on February 7, 2016, on a Chicago street outside of the national chain's State and Hubbard Street...

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April 13, 2016

Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring Carries High Risk of Cancer, CDC Says

Although there are regulations and protections in place to protect Americans from dangerous products, many still slip through the cracks. One such example is the laminate flooring from Lumber Liquidators which, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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March 24, 2016

HM&M Representing Mother of Special Needs Child in Case Against Abusive Nurse

Healthcare professionals are meant to care for their patients, and the companies that hire them should vet their employees to ensure they are safe, of sound mind, and reliable. Sadly, a South Holland mother's experience proves that this does not...

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March 17, 2016

Nurse Batters Child In Wheelchair, School Delays Calling Mom – CBS Chicago

“ By Lorraine Swanson, Patch Staff A South Holland mom is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against a home health care provider over claims that her disabled daughter was abused by an employee with a criminal record while attending...

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March 17, 2016

Nurse With Criminal Past Hit Special Needs Child Assigned to Her Care: Lawsuit – Chicago Heights Patch

A Cleveland woman who worked as a nursing assistant at a nursing home has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for abusing an Alzheimer's patient. The abuse was captured by the patient's son through a video camera...

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December 5, 2015

Preventing Winter Weather Slips, Trips, and Falls for Illinois Residents

‘Tis the season for remote control cars, bicycles, action figures, kitchen sets, and so much more. But how many of the toys that are purchased this holiday season present a real danger to children? World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH)...

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