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December 2014 Archives

Illinois' statute of limitations for medical negligence cases


Every year many and varied medical malpractice lawsuits are filed in Illinois. Medical malpractice or medical negligence is any act or omission to act when caring for a patient which digresses from the applicable standard of care in medical practice and results in injury to the patient.

Stryker settles product liability investigations for $80 million


Illinois product liability law flows from the principle that a manufacturer can be liable for injuries or deaths caused by a product that is unreasonably dangerous when put to its intended use. A product can be unreasonably dangerous due to a defective design, a manufacturing defect or the failure to provide adequate warnings of potential hazards.

An Illinois lawyer can help in an unwarranted nursing home death


Nursing home deaths and other types of medical malpractice have become a serious problem in Illinois. Unfortunately the most vulnerable to nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse are senior citizens.

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