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Woman with breast cancer files medical malpractice suit

A woman in another state recently claimed that two doctors did not diagnose and treat her breast cancer. She has therefore filed a lawsuit against the two doctors and the clinic at which they operated. In the same manner, anyone who falls victim to alleged medical malpractice in Illinois has the right to seek to hold the reportedly responsible doctor responsible through the civil court system.

In the recent out-of-state case, a woman, 41, claimed in her lawsuit that she met with the two doctors five times during a two-month period in 2018. However, she claimed that neither doctor physically examined her lump. In addition, they allegedly failed to diagnostically test her breast. Rather, one of the doctors reportedly told the woman that her lump was the result of a menstrual cycle.

An unexpected death could lead to financial uncertainty

The sudden death of a loved one can send anyone's life into a spiral. You may still be trying to get your life back on track after your spouse was killed in a tragic car accident recently, and some days, it may feel as if you will never be able to make it on your own. While these feelings can seem overwhelming, you know that you have important matters to address.

While handling the funeral and working through your grief has certainly taken up much of your time lately, you also know that you need to focus on your household matters, such as paying the mortgage and utilities, determining how you will live without your spouse's income, handling his or her last medical bills, and much more.

Car accidents may occur due to failing to stop at stop sign

Four people have sadly been injured in an Illinois crash involving two motor vehicles.  The accident took place at a little before 1 p.m. on a Wednesday. Sometimes, these types of car accidents take place as a result of a driver's negligence, such as blowing through a stop sign, which is grounds for civil litigation.

According to police, the recent accident occurred when a woman, 27, was driving her car east along a road. A 3-year-old and 4-year-old child were also in the car. However, the woman reportedly failed to come to a halt at a stop sign. At that time, she collided with another motor vehicle that was going south along Illinois Route 4.

Car accidents stemming from speeding may have fatal results

A woman has sadly lost her life in a tragic Illinois motor vehicle collision. The early-morning accident involved two motor vehicles. These types of car accidents can easily take place due to a driver's carelessness, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent fatal car accident occurred at a little past 2 a.m. Police said a car that a man, 30, was driving was headed north along a street. Meanwhile, another car that a woman, 18, was driving was headed east on an intersecting street. The two cars then reportedly reached the intersection of the two streets.

The many ways negligent truck operators can cause car accidents

Commercial vehicle operators spend many hours behind the wheel. Driving a big rig is a challenging job, and it requires their full attention. Delivery trucks, tow trucks, 18-wheelers, semis and construction vehicles threaten your life on the Chicago highways every day. Due to the size of big rigs and the cargo they carry, even the slightest driver error could have devastating consequences.

Commercial vehicle operators need to keep in mind that drivers of passenger vehicles do not necessarily know how large trucks operate. You would do well not to lose sight of the dangers posed by negligent truck drivers.

Car accidents in Illinois may lead to fatal injuries

Three people in Illinois have sadly lost their lives in a tragic car crash. The accident involved a single motor vehicle and took place in the early morning hours on a recent Wednesday. Sometimes, these types of car accidents happen as a result of negligent driving, which is grounds for litigation.

The recent Illinois car accident took place at around 1:22 a.m. along Illinois 33. Police said that a woman, 21, was driving a car along the interstate but had trouble with negotiating a curve. As a result, the woman reportedly left the street and hit a pole. Her car then came to a stop in a line of trees.

Fatal car accidents may result from DUI

The life of an individual in Illinois has sadly been snuffed out in a motor vehicle crash reportedly caused by drunk driving. However, the man who allegedly caused the car crash has been arrested for driving under the influence. In addition, the drunk driving that can cause these types of car accidents is grounds for litigation.

The recent Illinois accident took place in the southbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway on a Friday morning. At around 3:53 a.m., a 47-year-old man was reportedly driving a car along the interstate. However, he then allegedly hit a black car due to failing to reduce his speed.

Illinois obstetricians do C-sections for these reasons

Having a baby is one of the most exciting yet challenging experiences of a lifetime. Whether you're expecting your first child or have already navigated pregnancy, labor and delivery several times before, you no doubt understand how unique every pregnancy is. Maybe you have not had morning sickness but have a friend who can barely leave home because of it.

An issue that complicates one woman's pregnancy may not even be a concern for another. This is one of many reasons it pays to stay closely connected to your obstetrician or midwife and medical team. You can trust your care provider to closely monitor your and your baby's condition, and to know if there's a problem, such as those that might warrant a C-section delivery.

What should you never eat or drink while driving?

Of course, it would probably not be a good idea to eat or drink anything while driving because it will most likely distract you from driving. However, many people here in Chicago and elsewhere do eat and/or drink while they drive.

Numerous accidents happen because a driver was eating or drinking instead of paying attention to the road. While any food or drink could increase the potential for a crash, some items tend to be more potentially troublesome than others are.

Are your symptoms suggestive of a post-collision skull fracture?

Illinois roadways are often dangerous places, especially intersections or busy, downtown areas. Maybe you've been battling bumper-to-bumper traffic in a daily commute to and from work for years. Then again, perhaps, you work from home and are glad you only have to get behind the wheel to run errands or travel by choice.

Either way, as a licensed driver, you know there are traffic laws and safety regulations in place to help you and drivers with whom you share the road to avoid collision. Such laws are also meant to help keep pedestrians safe. If a driver is negligent, and you suffer injury because of it, the road to recovery may present many challenges, especially if you have a skull fracture.

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