Yearly Archives: 2020

Fire your lawyer!

This week I had a pre-trial conference on a work comp case involving the need for a total knee replacement.  I inherited my client who had fired her previous lawyer.  The client was assaulted by a mental patient resulting in 2 knee surgeries.  The insurance company accepted the case and picked the doctor.  After she…
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Top 5 ways to screw up your work comp claim

Failing to timely report the claim.  You have 45 days to report the accident, but every day that passes hurts your case.  Report it immediately to your supervisor or boss.  Note any witnesses or co-workers who were present when you were hurt.Picking the wrong doctor.  In Illinois work comp claims you only get one choice…
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Americans are 13 times more likely to die of medical negligence than murder

According to the CDC and FBI statistics, on average, 52 Americans are murdered each day. Compare that to an average of 685 deaths per day from medical errors/negligence. (05/03/2016 (hopkinsmedicine.org)). In fact, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine concluded that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in America. These are preventable deaths.…
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Proof that some medical defense lawyers have no soul

In a recent medical malpractice case wherein a baby’s arm nerves were severed from his spinal cord by the negligence of the doctor (to which she finally admitted before trial), the defense team argued that the baby suffered no real damages even though his arm would never function. They claimed you couldn’t predict lost wages since…
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