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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 30, 2013 – An explosion in an Illinois steel castings plant injured at least 10 workers. The explosion occurred at the American Steel Foundries plant located in Granite City, Illinois, which is northeast of St. Louis. Three workers, who were in critical condition, were transported by helicopter to hospitals for treatment, including Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri, while seven others were treated at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City for smoke inhalation and later released. “Industrial accidents of this nature are all too common,” said Robert Briskman, a Chicago work injury attorney. […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 18, 2013 – A cluster of tragic car accidents involving teenagers belies the national trend of fewer such accidents. Four high school friends died recently when their car skidded off a bridge in rural Illinois and fell into a creek. The tragedy came just one day after five Texas teenagers died in a fiery crash and an accident in Ohio claimed six lives. However, statistics show that fatal crashes involving teenagers are actually decreasing. “Our hearts go out to the victims of these horrible events, and we are reminded that young drivers are especially […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2013 – The City of Chicago will pay a $4.5 million settlement to the family of a woman killed by an off-duty police officer. On March 21, 2012, Rekia Boyd, 22, was shot and killed by off-duty police detective Dante Servin. Nearly a year later, the Chicago City Council’s Finance Committee approved a $4.5 million settlement of the family’s wrongful death case against the city. “It is tragic that this young woman, an innocent bystander, lost her life,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago wrongful death attorney not involved in the case. “One hopes […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against an Illinois state trooper. The lawsuit blames Illinois State Police Master Sgt. David Schneider for a motorcycle accident on August 26, 2011 that claimed the life of Nicholas Linton, 29. According to court documents, Linton and two others were traveling east on I-88 when Linton attempted to change lanes and was allegedly “clipped from behind” by an unmarked police car driven by Schneider. Linton was thrown from his bike and into the path of a friend’s motorcycle, which struck him. Medical personnel pronounced […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 26, 2013 – Traffic fatalities in Illinois increased in the first several weeks of 2013. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) show that there were 115 fatalities resulting from 97 crashes in the state as of February 23, 2013. That is an increase from 109 fatalities during the same period in 2012. Twenty-four of the deaths occurred in Cook County, with 13 of them in the City of Chicago. The data are provisional. “It is unfortunate that traffic fatalities have increased so far this year, just as they did last year,” said […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2013 – A prison inmate has been awarded $12 million for a brain injury. A jury in federal court has issued a verdict awarding $12 million to a prison inmate who experienced brain damage after an epileptic seizure that occurred while he was incarcerated. Ray Fox was serving time for a drug-related offense at the Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, Illinois. Jurors found that the prison staff failed to give Fox his epilepsy medication, although they were aware that he needed it in order to prevent seizures. “The jury has decided that this […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 19, 2013 – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has designated March 2013 as Brain Injury Awareness Month. The organization is working for equal access to proper care for the 1.7 million Americans who experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. “Millions of people have been affected by different types of brain injuries, from traumatic brain injury caused by physical impact to lack of oxygen to the brain as a result of medical malpractice,” said Chicago brain injury attorney Robert Briskman. “Fortunately these injuries are being studied more intensively which will hopefully […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 15, 2013 – Kids in Chicago are struck by automobiles most often near schools. Over a five-year period, about 3,630 vehicle-pedestrian crashes in Chicago involved injuries to youths, with about half of them occurring within a block of a school, according to an analysis of accident data conducted by the Chicago Tribune. The data shows that there has been no reduction in injuries since a previous study found that children are involved in pedestrian accidents more often than adults. “When we consider auto safety, we must remember that pedestrians are much more vulnerable than […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 8, 2013 – Family members are hoping for criminal charges in a wrongful death case. Relatives of a man who died after being taken into custody by North Chicago police officers are pushing for criminal charges to be brought after a coroner ruled the death was a homicide. Darrin “Dagwood” Hanna died a week after six police officers took him into custody on domestic violence charges in November of 2011. Hanna’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of North Chicago, claiming that Hanna endured 20 minutes of shocks from a stun […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 25, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of an Illinois State Trooper who was hit by a tractor-trailer. The Illinois State Trooper was struck and killed by a truck during a traffic stop on Interstate 55. The family of Trooper Kyle Deatherage filed the wrongful death lawsuit against DOT Foods, the owner of the truck. “This is a tragic incident,” said Chicago car accident attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “If the trooper’s death was caused by the driver’s negligence, then a wrongful death […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 22, 2013 – An NFL linebacker who committed suicide was suffering from brain damage. Junior Seau, the NFL linebacker who committed suicide last year, had the same brain disease that Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson suffered from, a new study has revealed. Both men shot themselves in the chest, with Duerson explicitly stating that it was so studies could be conducted on his brain. A team of researchers studying Seau’s brain found that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), probably the result of multiple blows to the head during his two-decade career in the […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 11, 2013 – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the drug manufacturer Bayer. A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by the husband of a woman who died of a pulmonary thromboembolism after taking a contraceptive manufactured by the company. Donald Swierenga filed the lawsuit, as the executor of Sue Swierenga’s estate in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Illinois, where Judge David Herndon presides over multidistrict litigation (MDL) regarding the contraceptive. “If the facts are as alleged in the complaint, then a wrongful […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 29, 2013 – A jury has awarded Ronald Bayer of Monee, Ill. $64 million in a personal injury lawsuit. The suit was filed against Tinley Park-based general contractor Panduit Corp. Bayer was left mostly paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a fall on a job site. According to the Jury Verdict Reporter, the verdict is the highest in Illinois history for such a case. “This is a very large award, but it clearly reflects the catastrophic nature of Mr. Bayer’s injuries and great pain and suffering,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2013 – The City of Chicago has reached a major personal injury law settlement. The City of Chicago has agreed to pay $6.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who suffered severe brain damage when a drunk city worker drove a pickup truck into a group of pedestrians on a sidewalk in Gold Coast last year. “This tragedy may have been prevented if the driver had undergone random alcohol testing,” said Chicago personal injury attorney Robert Briskman, who is not involved in the case. “In order to prevent a repeat […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 15, 2013 – OSHA has cited a Chicago resident for violating lead exposure standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Chicago resident Waclaw Cilulko’s construction company, American Masonry Inc., for seven counts of willfully violating OSHA’s lead exposure standards. OSHA inspectors found that workers at a building in Chicago were exposed to unsafe levels of lead while conducting sandblasting operations. The agency has proposed a total of $196,000 in penalties. “Lead exposure is very dangerous, and construction companies need to take proper precautions to ensure workers remain safe, particularly when working […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 20, 2012 – According to a recent report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), some cars are far riskier than others when it comes to being injured during an auto accident. The IIHS compiled and analyzed claims information from 2009 to 2011 to determine which cars were involved in personal injury protection claims (PIPs) most often. “The report shows that small car owners filed the most claims,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago car accident attorney. “This isn’t particularly surprising given that a small car is more likely to sustain damage in a […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) November 13, 2012 – The family of a Chicago resident killed in a workplace accident in 2011 has filed a wrongful death suit against the plant where the accident happened. Carlos Centeno Sr. was working last November at Raani Corporation, a private label manufacturing and packaging firm in Bedford Park, Illinois, when a heated citric acid cleaning solution spewed from the tank he had been cleaning. His son, Carlos Centeno, Jr., described his father as a hard worker who focused on his family. “Employees such as Mr. Centeno have a reasonable expectation that they will […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) October 30, 2012 – A teen driver allegedly struck and killed a 5-year-old child on Labor Day, and may have been “huffing,” or inhaling, the chemical difluoroethane. The allegedly drug-impaired teenage driver, Carly A. Rousso, is accused of causing the death of a 5-year-old child, and may have hit the girl twice with her car, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim’s family. “Difluoroethane is a chemical commonly found in the cans of compressed air designed to clean dust out of computers,” said Chicago wrongful death attorney Robert Briskman. “At this time, […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2012 – Former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson has been convicted of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Weeks before the verdict, Peterson’s son, Kris Peterson, removed his name from a wrongful death lawsuit against his father, effectively ending the civil case. “It’s clear that Peterson’s son did not share the Savio family’s views of the case,” said Chicago wrongful death attorney Robert Briskman, who was not involved in the lawsuit. Kathleen Savio’s body was found in her bathtub in 2004, after she and Peterson were already divorced. Initially, her death was found […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) September 3, 2012 – Shaun Gayle, a former defensive back for the Chicago Bears, is suing the National Football League for head injuries he received while playing in the NFL. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of actions against the NFL regarding brain injuries.”This lawsuit is further evidence that NFL players have suffered traumatic brain injuries,” said Paul Greenberg, a Chicago brain injury attorney. Gayle had a 12-year career in the NFL, and in the lawsuit, he alleges that the multiple head traumas he suffered have caused symptoms similar to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy […]


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