News & Articles

Feb 23, 2010
Earlier this month the Illinois Supreme Court issued an important ruling for medical malpractice plaintiffs.   The Court ruled that statutory limits on medical malpractice damages are unconstitutional. In 2005, Illinois enacted a law that limited non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) to $500,000 against doctors and $1 million against...
Feb 19, 2010
Toyota is once again in the news and the news is not good.  It seems that what was once one of America’s most trusted and reliable car brands has issued another recall. Last week’s recall was on the popular 2010 Prius Hybrid and the 2010 luxury Lexus HS250h.  About 400,000...
Feb 16, 2010
In the past few weeks we have been writing about the extensive Toyota recalls that have recently occurred.  Today, it is Honda’s turn in the spotlight. Honda, like Toyota, is a trusted car manufacturer in America.  Yet, Honda has announced a recall of nearly 1 million vehicles for faulty airbags...
Feb 12, 2010
A brain injury is a scary diagnosis.  If you’ve been in an accident and a doctor diagnoses a traumatic brain injury then you, and your loved ones, may be wondering what comes next – what does the diagnosis mean? The impact of a brain injury is highly individualized.  Every patient...
Feb 11, 2010
Toyota recalls are all over the news.  Millions of Toyota vehicles have been recalled in recent months because of sticky gas pedals and faulty brake systems. While car recalls are designed to protect people from future harm, they often occur after people have already been hurt in accidents.  This holds...
Feb 10, 2010
Each year people suffer traumatic brain injuries not only in tragic slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents but also on sports fields across the country.  It is not only professional athletes like NFL players who suffer brain injuries. Student athletes also suffer from brain injuries. Some states are...
Feb 8, 2010
Last week, the Illinois State Supreme Court ruled for the third time that caps on medical malpractice damages are unfair and unconstitutional. Insurance companies have long argued that high medical malpractice verdicts drive up insurance premiums for doctors, drive good doctors out of the state, and raise health care costs...
Feb 5, 2010
It seems that every day there is a new Toyota recall in the news.   Toyota, a car maker with a reputation for making reliable vehicles, has recalled more than $5.3 million vehicles since September.  The recall includes popular models such as the Prius, Camry, Corolla, Tundra, Avalon, Tacoma, and Highlander. ...
Feb 3, 2010
Last week, Bob and Lee Woodruff took the brave and important step of telling USA Today what it is like to care for someone after a traumatic brain injury.  Often, our immediate attention is necessarily-and correctly- focused on the injured victim.  However, it is important to remember that the person...
Jan 29, 2010
The answer to this question may be more important than you think.  Researchers believe that many people, including parents, do not take concussions seriously enough.  UPI.com recently discussed a study that is scheduled to be published in the 2010 issue of the journal Pediatrics.  The study indicates that children who...