Archive for January 2015

The Realities of Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Realities of Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
When something goes wrong with your health and physical well-being, especially when it’s someone else’s fault, you want to know what you can do about it. To know that what happened to you could have been prevented … it naturally brings out a desire to take action. Whether your motivation is to hold someone accountable,... Read more »

Are Illinois workers going to get screwed by Governor Rauner?

Are Illinois workers going to get screwed by Governor Rauner?
The Illinois workers’ compensation system has been “reformed” twice since 2006.  Since 2011 when a major overhaul was done, costs for Illinois employers have been dramatically reduced. But there’s a new sheriff in town who wants to please his  base, namely the Chamber of Commerce.  So they are reportedly doing what they can to push... Read more »

Should you get legal guardianship over your aging parent?

Should you get legal guardianship over your aging parent?
  Many people find themselves in a tricky position when their aging parents start needing more and more help with day-to-day activities, including health care and financial decisions. We get frequent calls from people who are wondering if they should take the step of seeking guardianship. Our initial response is that guardianship is more complicated... Read more »
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10 reasons you shouldn’t represent yourself in an Illinois legal matter

10 reasons you shouldn’t represent yourself in an Illinois legal matter
If you are hesitant to hire an attorney and are thinking about representing yourself, then this list is for you. We’ll admit that there are some situations in which you don’t need a lawyer, and you can totally handle it on your own. But then there are situations in which you’re just asking for trouble... Read more »

Elderly patients tend to have weaker Illinois medical malpractice cases

Elderly patients tend to have weaker Illinois medical malpractice cases
Medical malpractice cases can be hard to prove, and unfortunately they can be even harder to prove when the victim of the malpractice is or was elderly. Medical malpractice is when a doctor’s negligence causes injury or death. Lawsuits can be against doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics, or other health care providers. In order for a... Read more »

What you can expect when it comes to spousal support

What you can expect when it comes to spousal support
Spousal support is the same thing as alimony or “spousal maintenance,” as it’s called in Illinois law. It’s the money that one spouse pays to the other during and after a divorce. Maintenance is sometimes paid during divorce, since the process can take awhile, and then for a set amount of time after the divorce... Read more »
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Why would anyone go to an NFL game?

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The Bears greatly underachieved this year.  The good news is that there are no playoff games for you to go to and get beaten up by some over served “fan” that gets pissed off at you. The video above isn’t some random occurrence.  Many people look to go to NFL games to get as drunk... Read more »

Skinny Girl isn’t all natural, but …

Skinny Girl isn’t all natural, but …
A consumer recently attempted to file a class action lawsuit against Skinnygirl Cocktails, asserting that the label’s margarita drink was wrongfully marketed as “all natural” when it in fact contains the preservative sodium benzoate. The judge stopped her lawsuit before it began. Her claims might be completely true, but that isn’t the main hurdle when... Read more »

College Bowl Games Are The Scam Nobody Complains About

College Bowl Games Are The Scam Nobody Complains About
I like college football.  I’m a Northwestern fan so I don’t have a ton to be happy about this time of year, but I still like watching bowl games.  There have been some good ones and some clunkers this year. I’m also a fan of what’s best for the athletes and students.  If Jay Bilas... Read more »
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