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Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers
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Chicago personal injury lawyers concentrating in: Illinois medical malpractice, motorcycle and trucking accidents, bike crashes, nursing home abuse and bed sore cases.
Chicago personal injury lawyers concentrating in: Illinois medical malpractice, motorcycle and trucking accidents, bike crashes, nursing home abuse and bed sore cases.

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Tips for Parents of Teen Drivers (https://goo.gl/SNJCTY)

Car accidents are the leading killer of teens, and more needs to be done to help prevent these accidents.

One father lost his son in an accident and wrote a book called "Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving" which offers advice to other parents.

He suggests treating your child's trips like an air traffic controller. Much like a pilot would have to file a flight plan and consider key items before "taking off," your driving teen should do the same.

Some items to include are the destination, route, when they're expected to arrive, their plan for contacting someone, and confirmation they feel alert and rested.
He says that if they can't give clear answers, maybe they shouldn't take that trip.
Your teen might not like giving you this information, but it's important he/she understands the dangers and just how many other teens have been injured or killed in accidents.

Another tip is to not allow teens to just drive around without a purpose or destination. Purposeful driving is more likely to result in a safe outcome for all than joyriding.

If you have questions about accidents or have a relative who has been injured, call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#Chicago #teen #driving #accident
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Clinic Faced Judgment for not Diagnosing Condition (https://goo.gl/9UyCA9)

Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities had to provide 29 million dollars in compensation for failing to diagnose a patient's condition. The jury said she could have been treated with minor complications but is now suffering extreme complications.

The patient and her family alleged that they needed to plead with specialists to perform diagnostic tests when she was experiencing severe symptoms of Wilson's disease and that the delay in ordering these tests resulted in permanent disability.

Wilson's Disease is a rare genetic condition that causes copper to build up in the organs. The patient was diagnosed with anxiety and depression even though she was experiencing tremors, fainting, loss of balance, altered mental state, etc.
The patient and her mother requested that more tests be done, but the doctor refused.

Failure to diagnose medical conditions due to the refusal to order appropriate tests is a common factor in #medicalmalpractice cases.

If you have been delayed medical care or #medicalerrors were made causing more harm to you, you might have a case. Call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#Chicago #medical #neglect #patient
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Lawyer Resources for Nursing Home Abuse (https://goo.gl/r2U55D)

When you learn that a loved one may be the victim of #nursinghomeabuse the realization can be painful and emotionally trying. Instead of feeling a sense of despair, there are steps that you can take to end the #abuse and get the help that you need for your loved one.

There are expansive federal and #statelaws in place to ensure that your loved one is protected, even if he or she is in a state-run facility. There is no excuse for #nursinghomeabuse, which is any act or failure to act that causes mental injury, physical injury or death to a nursing home resident.

If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of abuse, then it is important for the loved one to receive immediate medical attention for any emotional or physical injuries.

Make sure that you carefully document each injury that a loved one has suffered with a doctor, physician or other medical professionals.

#RosenfeldInjuryLawyers understands the complexities of nursing home abuse cases and the challenges faced by a family when determining how– or if to proceed with a case. All of our nursing home abuse cases are handled on a contingency basis– where a legal fee is only charged when there is a recovery for you.

Call us today (888) 424-5757 for a free consultation.

#injury #nursinghomeneglect #Chicago #attorney
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Dog Bite Lawyers (https://goo.gl/GhD5eT)

It's estimated that about 4.7 million #dogbites happen every year in the U.S. 71% of these happen on the extremities - arms, legs, hand or feet.

Dog bites account for one billion dollars in #claims, and the average cost per claim is 28,000 dollars.

Common breeds involved in dog bites include Pit Bull Terrier, Rottweiler, Husky, Bullmastiff, German Shepherd, Akita, Chow, and Doberman.

There are several things you can do to help #preventdogattacks. Don't run past a dog, don't make eye contact with a dog, and if you do feel threatened, don't scream.

It's also important to know when you are being threatened by a dog. Signals like growling or glaring at you are good indicators. If you believe the dog is preparing to attack you, place an obstacle between the animal and yourself, such as a backpack or a bicycle.

If you aren't able to prevent a bite and you are attacked, seek medical attention and contact an #attorney who can help you. There are some cases where people are hurt and aren't able to work. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#Chicago #injury #dog #attack
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Farming: One of the Most Dangerous Professions (https://goo.gl/he9fYm)

Farmers are a small portion of the population, but feed most of the world. Despite advances in agricultural technology, however, #farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations.

When a farmer is injured, it often affects the entire family, as farming is often a family business.

According to NIOSH, over 1.8 million people are employed full-time in the agricultural field every year, with over 200,000 part time workers.

There are about 374 deaths each year due to #farmingaccidents, with the most common cause being tractor overturns. Of that number, about 113 are under age 20. This is likely because younger workers are more likely to make mistakes and lack the safety training and awareness to avoid #seriousinjuries.

If you or a family member has been hurt while working on a farm, it's important to determine whether the #equipment being used was #safe.

The best way to do this is to seek the advice of a qualified #attorney who has the resources to investigate your claim and determine what legal options you have to recover compensation.

If you have any questions, please call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#injury #Chicago #farm #career
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Teen Driving Safety (https://goo.gl/G1ChA9)

The leading cause of death for teens is #caraccidents. As a parent, it's important to educate and enforce family rules with your #teenagers to ensure they're ready to #driveresponsibly.

Inexperience is a common reason for accidents, as well as distractions. Teenagers are less capable when it comes to judging the speed of vehicles, how much space is required to change lanes or maneuver the vehicle and how quickly their vehicle can come to a safe merging speed.

58% of accidents involving teenagers are caused by #distracteddriving.

Although you can't always prevent your child from being in an accident, you could help limit distractions (especially in the beginning) by limiting who they're able to drive with and how many passengers they can have in the vehicle.

Also, 66% of #teendrivers or passengers aren't wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol also plays a factor in many car accidents.

By discussing the statistics and dangers with your teen, you could help reduce the risk of #accidents.

Continue to practice and develop your child's skills even after he or she has earned a license. Also, make sure your child knows what to do if he/she is in an accident.

If you or a relative has been injured in a crash, don't wait to seek help. Call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#Chicago #accidentattorneys #injury
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Pharmacies Could be Missing Fatal Drug Combos (https://goo.gl/pURDPe)

The Chicago Tribune posted information from an investigation regarding drug interactions. On numerous occasions, the reports received prescriptions that would have combined to have serious & potentially deadly reactions, proving that there needs to be more oversight involved in the process of filling these scripts.

When #errors happen, #pharmacies could be liable for not confirming prescriptions with the doctors.

During the investigation, 255 pharmacies around #Chicago were tested to see if they would prescribe these medications that although safe on their own, would react with other drugs and could lead to death.

52% of the pharmacies filled the prescriptions and CVS had the worst report card with a 63% failure rate during the study. The pharmacy chain that performed best was Walgreens, but 30% of its locations still failed the test.

Tens of thousands of people suffer each year from interactions with different drugs.

Illinois law dictates that whenever there is a concern about a potential drug interaction, the pharmacist must contact the doctor who wrote the script to verify that it is correct and to discuss the potential adverse reactions with other medications.

If you or a family member has been affected by #dangerousdrug interactions, call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#injury #Chicago #pharmacy #drugs
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Medical Payment Coverage on Your Auto Policy (https://goo.gl/DWDMys)

People often don't understand what #medicalpaymentcoverage is or may not want to pay for another type of coverage. Many individuals only think of the damage to their car in the event of an #accident, but an injury to yourself & other passengers is just as important.

Medical payment coverage can cover the holes in other #insurance policies you have & ensure that you are covered if and when you get into an accident. It covers medical expenses for you, other drivers on your policy, members of your household & passengers.

The cost of coverage could be as low as $5/month but depends on driving record, age, etc. Another benefit is it covers you when cycling or walking as well.

Medical payment coverage is an affordable way to protect you, your family & any passengers if you can't afford health insurance. Even if you do have health insurance, medical payment coverage on your auto policy covers any gaps in your other policies so you are not left to pay huge medical bills.

Our #attorneys have handled numerous cases for injuries caused by car accidents, pedestrians struck by cars, etc. We understand how difficult these can be.


Call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#injury #attorney #Chicago
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It's Nissan's turn to recall vehicles over a possibly problematic ignition switch.

The #recall covers certain 2017-2018 Juke, Frontier, Sentra, Versa, Versa Note, NV, NV200 and taxicab models, and in Canada the recall has to do with 2017-2018 Frontier, Micra and Versa Note models and 2017 Sentra, NV200, NV1500, NV2500 and NV3500 models.
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Basics of Personal Injury Law (https://goo.gl/b5B5Qe)

Personal injuries don't involve issues with the property. Personal injury can involve psychological issues and emotions that occur after a traumatic event or accident.
Our attorneys understand how difficult these situations can be, as there can be unexpected medical expenses, inability to work, etc.

After a mishap, an individual who experiences pain and emotional trauma due to the event may decide to take steps to protect their legal rights and recover damages.

Negligence can come into play when one party injuries another without taking proper care and precaution. For example, a nursing home might not have taken proper care of a patient, which resulted in traumatic injury or death.

After an event involving an injury, the injured party may decide to file a #lawsuit to recover damages for pain and monetary losses incurred from the injury.

If the parties have insurance that would cover damages, those insurance companies would also be involved. These cases can be complicated, especially if you've never had experience dealing with them.

If you've been injured, don't wait to take action. Talk with our attorneys and find out whether you have a case to pursue.

At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, #personalinjurylaw is all we do. Whether you've been hurt on the job, had a car accident or nursing home injury, or experienced medical malpractice, you can count on our team to work for you.

Call us today (888-424-5757) for a free consultation.

#injury #Chicago #law #accident
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