Duerson Concussion Lawsuit Filed in Chicago Against NFL

The family of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League claiming that the NFL knew that multiple concussions were causing irreversible harm to players and did nothing about it. Duerson took his own life in 2011 after a steep personal decline that included bankruptcies, assault charges and …

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Railroad Industry Pushes Back Against Safety Regulations

As recent tragic train accidents fade from memory and passenger rail enjoys an upswing in popularity, some groups are trying to delay regulations that are meant to increase rail travel safety. Amtrak’s passenger numbers are up, for example, between Chicago and Milwaukee. Across the country, Amtrak carried a record 30.2 million passengers in 2011. Railroad …

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Some Hospitals May Not Be Training Staff on Correct Use of Dilaudid

There is evidence that shows the pain medication Dilaudid is being prescribed incorrectly and leading to overdoses and even addiction problems. If physicians and medical professionals are getting the dosage wrong on Dilaudid, it might be because it is three to five times more potent than morphine. Dosing guidelines changed about eight years ago, but …

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Trucking Accidents Can Occur In Seconds Because Of Distracted Driving

Big rig truckers often feel the pressure to get to their destination ahead of time with the goods and supplies they are entrusted with. It takes quite a bit of teamwork for each driver to accomplish their daily goals. Staying in touch with trucking headquarters for any dispatches and changes, accounting for traffic or road …

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Chicago Roofing Accident Causes Worker Death

A roofer working on a building on West Superior Street became tangled in ropes as he was being lowered. Authorities said his chest was crushed, and he passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital within a few hours. Construction workers, especially roofers, encounter many serious hazards that can cause an injury or death. Improper safety systems …

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Defective Helicopter and Wrongful Death Lawsuit Remains in Illinois Court

A defective aircraft and wrongful death lawsuit will continue court proceedings in Illinois, ruled the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District, Sixth Division. Michael Russell flew an emergency medical service helicopter for Air Angels, Inc. throughout Cook County. He died when the aircraft he was piloting crashed. His family subsequently discovered that one of …

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Charter Bus Driver with Horrendous Past at Center of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In May, a charter bus driver struck and killed Justyna Palka, a young woman who was walking in a downtown Chicago crosswalk and had the right of way. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Palka, who previously graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, contributed to the Chicago …

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National Construction Company Named in Multiple Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Chicago, Ill. – The death of a Chicago ironworker has affected his family and the International Ironworkers Union. In February, Kenneth Puplava was hit by a metal beam while working at the site of a new medical building at Glenbrook Hospital. The construction project is a part of the hospital’s $100 million expansion that includes …

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