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Apr 26, 2017
Gunshot violence has surpassed 2016 numbers for this time of year in Chicago. We advocate for reform and change. We need to remember that these are not simply numbers, these are people and it is simply unacceptable....
Apr 21, 2017
In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it. Learn more at:...
Apr 17, 2017
Join DVLC at its annual gala, May 11th at the Casino. Funds raised go to support the clinic that provides legal assistance to victims of domestic violence....
Apr 13, 2017
llinois’ ranking for hospital safety dipped this year to 23rd in the nation, down from 15th last fall, according to a report released Wednesday. The report, produced by The Leapfrog Group, assigned grades to hospitals across the country for patient safety and then ranked states based on the percentage of...
Apr 3, 2017
Traffic fatalities have risen by 14 percent over the last two years, and distracted driving is a likely factor along with the improved economy and low gas prices, which has put more cars on the road, according to the National Safety Council, a nonprofit public service group. The nonprofit Governors...
Mar 31, 2017
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Mar 28, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday blasted so-called sanctuary cities and warned that federal grants will be denied to jurisdictions that refuse to honor Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests. Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez responded with a statement decrying the Trump administration’s “dangerous immigration actions that undermine...
Mar 20, 2017
Legislation which would affect the rights of Plaintiff’s and Plaintiff’s lawyers in a variety of scenarios continue to gain traction in a Republican run House.This bill would mandate that judges impose monetary sanctions against attorneys who file frivolous cases in federal courts. The bill would reverse amendments in 1993 that...
Mar 10, 2017
Recently, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation capping damages in medical malpractice cases. The vote was 18-17. The federal legislation would cover individuals who are insured under Medicare, Medicaid, veterans or military health plans, and the Affordable Care Act, and could also impact people covered under COBRA or health savings...
Feb 23, 2017
Misdiagnosis results in poor patient outcomes and excessive healthcare cost. Studies on diagnostic error in the U.S. have suggested overall misdiagnosis rates range from 5% to 15%, and are sometimes as high as 97% for certain diseases like celiac disease. Diagnostic Errors Are More Common Than You...