Top 7 Reasons Doctors are Sued for Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice in Chicago can occur in any situation where a doctor failed to fulfill a professional obligation and the physician’s substandard care caused harm to a patient. Patients need to be aware of some of the different types of errors and mistakes which can occur and be considered malpractice. It is not just overt…

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Insurer Faces Punitive Damages for Bad Faith in Medical Malpractice Claims

When medical negligence occurs or physicians make mistakes, doctors have medical malpractice insurance to pay for losses to victims. These insurers should negotiate in good faith when their policyholders cause harm. Unfortunately, too often insurers refuse to provide a reasonable settlement offer to people who have suffered serious losses. Insurers may deny responsibility for claims that…

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EPA to Audit Safety of Michigan Drinking Water

In the wake of recent high lead findings and alterations of water lead reports in Flint, Michigan, the Environmental Protection Agency will be stepping to conduct reviews. Apparently the person in charge of taking water samples around Flint was instructed to take off the high lead level reports, though the state denies any wrongdoing. During…

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New Study Shows Janitors and Dog Walkers Paid More Than Child Care Workers

According to a new report recently released by the Economic Policy Institute, those who care for children in daycare centers, nannies and in other facilities earn almost 40 percent less. Unfortunately, while women have made some strides in pay equality, especially in higher paying professional jobs, child care workers are 95.6 percent female, the median…

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What Will it Take to End the Vicious Police Brutality Overlooked?

The City of Detroit has paid out over $1 million for four lawsuits related to one officer, Bill “Robocop” Melendez in 2003. On January 28, 2015, Melendez was charged with three felonies for choking and punching an elderly black grandfather sixteen times, after attempting to “plant” cocaine on the man. Melendez was finally convicted of…

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Salvadoran Refugee Mother Suffers Severe Injury from Electronic Monitor Placed on Her by Immigration Customs Enforcement

Maria Isabel Corpeno Argueta broke an ankle bone on Oct. 4 and needed emergency surgery because she was forced to wear an electronic monitor device, like thousands of undocumented refugees from Central America. The U.S. federal government, through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), keeps tabs on refugees by using electronic monitoring devices. In recent months,…

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Diagnostic Errors Occur Daily, Harming Chicago Patients

A correct diagnosis is critical, because patients in Chicago hospitals can receive proper treatment only when their conditions are diagnosed properly. Troubling new reports, however, suggest that diagnostic errors are happening every day.  US News reported a groundbreaking new report released by the Institute of Medicine, describing the frequency of diagnostic errors and the consequences…

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Gun Control and Freedom

Some gun owners continue to insist that the government wants to take away their guns, when that is not what mindful lawmakers propose.  Gun regulation and background checks are a far cry from “taking away our guns.” It’s like a provocative cry that someone (likely the NRA or gun manufacturers?) started to get the public…

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