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It should be within a private citizen’s grasp to identify a dangerous intersection in their community and ask the state to make it safer. Unfortunately, obtaining the data to prove that a particular place on a public road has been prone to recurring accidents is more complicated than it seems. 

The lack of transparency from the state and local government can seem unjust and frustrating. But it’s important to understand how the state is protecting itself and why. From there, concerned citizens can learn how to effectively collect public road information to keep their communities safe.  

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Chicago medical malpractice accountability, Illinois injury lawyerAs of 2011, Illinois ranked in the top 20 of medical state licensing boards’ serious doctor disciplinary action rates. The state reported 143 cases, resulting in an average of 3.45 serious actions per every 1,000 physicians from 2009 to 2011.

Doctors called into question for medical malpractice face the possibility of having their license suspended or revoked. However, this only limits medical practice in the state they are currently licensed and a doctor under investigation can still obtain licensure in other states.

According to a Bloomberg report, a general practitioner surrendered his license in Missouri “in lieu of discipline” for violation of several drug laws as part of a settlement agreement in 2009, but secured a license to practice in Illinois as he was being investigated.

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