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Blog Posts in September, 2017

  • Pacemaker Users Beware: Increased Risk of Cybersecurity Issues

    Hundreds of thousands of lives depend on St. Jude’s pacemakers. Yet concerns over battery problems and cybersecurity issues have been topics of news stories, lawsuits, and patient outcry. Our St. Jude pacemaker lawyers are currently representing clients seriously hurt by these defibrillators. Many of our clients were affected by the St. Jude recalls in the fall of 2016, and we know many other ...
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  • Popular Food Brand Sued for Asbestos Death

    A California jury found Hillshire Brands guilty of exposing a family to asbestos for years without giving them proper protection. Mark Lopez lived in Betteravia, California from 1954 to the mid-1960’s. There, he was regularly exposed to asbestos from the housing that Betteravia Farms provided for factory workers and their families. Although it knew asbestos was in the housing units, it never ...
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  • How to Be a Responsible Dog Owner in 5 Steps

    Dogs are called man's best friend for a reason, but they can cause serious injuries when they act aggressively. Check out some surprising numbers on our Dog Bite Stats infographic: Dogs are much more likely to attack children, which can cause lifelong physical and emotional scars. If you have both a child and a dog at home, keep reading to learn how to keep you, your family, and your pet, safe. ...
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  • Drivers Beware—Your Car May Be Affected by an Airbag Recall

    People who bought cars from more than 24 automakers first filed lawsuits over defective airbags in 2014. These lawsuits claimed that airbags made by Takata Corporation exploded, releasing dangerous chemicals, burning passengers, and causing at least a dozen deaths in the U.S. Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy in June, with debts of over $10 billion, mostly because of the millions of airbags being ...
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  • Can You Sue Your Employer If You Get Hurt at Work?

    In the state of Illinois, most workers are covered by workers’ compensation insurance, which they can use in the event they get hurt on the job. Workers’ comp provides compensation for medical costs and lost income. However, because most employees are covered by workers’ comp, Illinois law prevents them from suing their employers for a work injury, meaning they can’t be compensated for things such ...
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  • How to Deal with the Stress of a Past Medical Malpractice

    Preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., right after heart disease and cancer, according to recent data. Physical suffering may be seen after a medical error, but emotional scars like fear and loss of trust in doctors or hospitals may also exist. Here are 5 ways to deal with the stress of a past medical error: Get support -family and friends can listen and offer ...
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