News & Articles

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...
Jan 28, 2010
Many criminal defendants are anxious before their first meeting with their Illinois criminal defense attorney.  Criminal defendants are hiring a criminal defense attorney for a very important job.  They are trusting their criminal defense lawyers to help clear their names and to avoid criminal penalties to the greatest extent possible....
Jan 28, 2010
By John Flynn Rooney Law Bulletin staff writer The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a more than $3 million award to stand in favor of a former sales manager at a Chicago television station. Jerri Blount maintained she was fired for supporting another employee’s discrimination claim. A Cook County...
Jan 25, 2010
The time immediately following a car accident can be scary and confusing.  However, it is important to think clearly and take the steps that are necessary to protect your physical health and financial future. First, Seek Medical Care If you have been in an accident and feel any pain, particularly...
Jan 11, 2010
While common sense would tell us to clear the snow and ice off of our vehicles before driving, Illinois law does not currently require it. Last week, an Aurora man was driving his car when a chunk of ice was knocked off of a truck traveling him near him. The...
Jan 5, 2010
Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) imposed the second largest fine ever imposed against a toymaker.  The $1.25 million fine was against RC2, a company located right here in Oak Brook, Illinois. The CPSC claims that RC2 knowingly imported and distributed Thomas the Tank Engine toys that...