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April 15, 2016

Litigation and the Lies Tort Reformers Tell: Why Lawsuits Are Actually a Good Thing for America

For decades, Americans have been told that the sky is falling, that the economy is on the verge of crashing because of their frivolous claims against large corporations. But, like most carefully crafted lies, these claims are nothing more than...

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March 3, 2016

Supreme Court Ruling Overrides and Abolishes Decades’ Old “Public Duty Rule”

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect every aspect of your life—work, school, relationships, and even your own sense of independence. Most common in car accidents and construction accidents, the symptoms most typically displayed are dizziness, irregular breathing, poor balance,...

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February 18, 2016

NTSB Targets Unfit Truck Drivers Due to Issues of Driver Fatigue

By Dave Savini, CBS Chicago A mother speaks out after her disabled daughter was battered by a nurse in 2013. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini looks into the nurse's background and a school's failure to act quickly to protect the...

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January 20, 2016

The Lies Told by Tort Reform Supporters: Are Patients Taking Advantage of the System?

In Illinois, and all across the country, people are being told that our justice system is broken and that patients are frivolously suing (and winning against) innocent doctors, nurses, and hospitals. But, like many of the stories spun by tort...

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December 21, 2015

Product Liability: WATCH Lists 10 Most Dangerous Toys of the Holiday Season

The following letter to the editor by ITLA President Christopher T. Hurley appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times on February 23, 2017. In his budget address, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Illinois should emulate Massachusetts workers' compensation system. However, following its lead...

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December 10, 2015

Stay Safe on the Road: Winter Weather Car Travel Safety Tips for Illinois Drivers

Two witnesses say that crossing lights and gates were not working when an Amtrack train hit an SUV killing Katie Lunn, a dance instructor at a crossing in University Park. (Chicago Tribune, 4/18, J. Gorner). One witness, who is also...

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November 2, 2015

Medication Errors Occur in One out of Two Surgeries, Medical Researchers Say

SOUTHTOWN STAR Five more men have filed claims in bankruptcy court alleging that they were sexually abused as boys while attending Southland Catholic schools operated by the Irish Christian Brothers, according to a Chicago law firm that’s representing the men....

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