Category Archives: Legal News

What You Should Know About the So-Called “Protecting Access to Care Act”

The Protecting Access to Care Act is a brazen misnomer; the only thing this bill, also known as H.R. 1215, would protect is wrongdoers’ immunity from the legal process. I have dealt in dozens of medical malpractice cases. I know … Continue reading

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Workers’ Comp: the Democratic Proposals to Help Business

If you live in Illinois, you are more than likely already aware of Governor Rauner’s continued to refusal to submit a state budget unless he gets his way on workers’ compensation “reform”, despite the fact that reforms were already enacted … Continue reading

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WHISTLE-BLOWERS & THE MESS IN HAPPY VALLEY: A trial lawyer’s perspective

Recently, I have taken a case on behalf of a whistle-blower who found herself in a difficult circumstance similar to that of the legendary football coach.  My client choose to call the police and soon found herself without a job.  … Continue reading

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State Farm: Not Such A Good Neighbor After All

Seven years ago, Justice Karmeier was the swing vote in a decision to overturn a $1 million verdict against State Farm Insurance.  At the time, he admitted that State Farm had contributed $350,000 to his campaign to be elected to … Continue reading

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This Isn’t About Reform. It’s About Insurance Companies Wanting More Profits, As Usual.

A recent item in the news tells that a committee has been appointed to study reforms to the Illinois Workers Compensation Act.  This so-called “Business Community” has suggested certain “reforms.” The first thing that you need to know is that … Continue reading

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Job Status Of Injured Workers Is More Secure After Recent Supreme Court Case

Can they fire me for this? That is a question I get asked fairly often when interviewing new clients who are considering filing a workers’ compensation case. In times like these, people have every right to be concerned. It’s illegal … Continue reading

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Prejudgment Interest: The Answer To “Why Is This Taking So Long?”

“Why is this taking so long?” That is a question that a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer hears quite often. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. That is, the lawyer does not get paid unless and until the … Continue reading

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