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Study Finds Distracted Driving Repercussions Underestimated for Teens

Parents who worry about their teens texting and driving may be more right than they know. A traffic safety foundation analyzed nearly 1,700 videos of teens driving and found that distracted driving was more of a factor in crashes than previously thought. The study, conducted by the University of Iowa and funded by the AAA …

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$28 million verdict in medical malpractice case

A jury awarded a patient $28 million in a recent medical malpractice case. The jury awarded $28,215,278.00 to Anna Rahm for pain and suffering, for future loss of earnings and for future medical expenses after a four-week trial. The jury found Kaiser Permanente liable for improper medical treatment that resulted in Rahm losing parts of …

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Google to Launch Car Insurance Comparison Site in Illinois

Google plans to launch a car insurance comparison site in Illinois, which is expected to have a disruptive effect on the industry. The internet search giant launched Google Compare on March 5 in California only. The company’s plans call for pilots in Illinois, Pennsylvania, California and Texas within the first quarter of the year, and …

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Department of Transportation Releases Traffic Accident Statistics

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has released a final report on traffic accidents for 2013, showing that traffic accidents and fatalities increased that year. Fortunately, the preliminary statistics for 2014 already show a decline in those fatalities. The report, “2013 Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics,” detailed an important series of facts: There were 285,477 …

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Distracted Driving: It’s Not Just Texting

Distracted driving is deadly, and texting while driving is not the only problem. While many people are aware of the dangers of cell phone use while driving, there are several other types of distractions that can be equally dangerous. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,331 people were killed in …

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Trial begins in birth injury lawsuit

The trial has begun in a birth injury lawsuit accusing an obstetrician of medical malpractice. The parents of a seven-year-old boy allege that medical negligence during labor and delivery caused the boy to suffer oxygen deprivation and, consequently, cerebral palsy. Allegedly, during labor, the mother was told to start pushing when the baby’s head was …

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Permanent disability claimed in birth injury lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a Pennsylvania mother (currently unnamed in the press), claiming that her son suffered grievous bodily harm as the result of a doctor’s negligence in 2012. The lawsuit was filed in federal court against the doctor and Delaware Valley Community Health, which was operating as Maria de los …

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Worker killed in Illinois crane accident

On January 12, a worker was killed in a crane accident at an Illinois Taylor Crane construction site. Justin Jokerst, 31, was working at a construction site in Edwardsville, Illinois on a Grove HL150T crane when he was crushed by the crane’s boom, according to authorities. The accident took place on Lakeview Corporate Drive at …

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Illinois woman claims she was fired after filing workers’ compensation claim

A former employee of an Illinois rehabilitation center has filed a lawsuit, claiming that she was fired after filing for workers’ compensation benefits. Penny Lucas claims that she suffered an injury when she fell at work on December 27, 2012. She went to the hospital and was given a post-accident drug test, which came back …

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