Client Resources

29 Mar, 2019

Implications of Social Media in Legal Disputes

2019-03-29T11:53:56+00:00Mar 29, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today, most Americans use some form of social media (whether it is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram ect). This trend is definitely growing. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2011, approximately half of all Americans used social media sites. Now, only a few years later, that number has increased to approximately 69%. In 2016, 86% [...]

21 Feb, 2019

Slip and Fall? What did you actually slip on?

2019-02-21T09:53:55+00:00Feb 21, 2019|Uncategorized|

In 2017, the Appellate Court decided the case of Allen v. Cam Girls LLC, 2017 IL App (1st) 163340 (Dec. 26, 2017). In the Allen case, the Plaintiff walked across a parking lot of a strip mall. There was snow and perhaps some ice. As she walked, she slipped and fell fracturing her ankle. At the [...]

7 Feb, 2019

Cost Transparency in Healthcare: Why does everything cost so much?

2019-02-07T14:48:58+00:00Feb 7, 2019|Blog Articles|

In 2016, an individual, on average, paid approximately $10,345.00 into the healthcare system. That means, in 2016, the United States spent approximately $3.35 trillion on healthcare expenditures. In fact, the United States spends more on healthcare than most other developed countries. While it is well documented that the United States is a country of spenders [...]

14 May, 2013

Unhealthy Health Club Waivers

2019-01-25T13:20:56+00:00May 14, 2013|Blog Articles|

As if it wasn’t challenging enough to try to make physical fitness a priority in our hectic lives, there are additional and somewhat frightening hidden obstacles contained within standard health club contracts.  Admit it.  Ask yourself if you really read and comprehended any waivers or more likely regarded them as annoying administrative necessities when joining [...]

14 May, 2013

Useful Websites

2018-01-10T22:15:31+00:00May 14, 2013|Helpful Resources|

How to Look Up Your Doctor’s License Yes… you can look up your doctor’s license at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation or “IDFPR” website. The information is free. Use the following procedure to look up the license: Visit: http://www.idfpr.com Click on  “Search and Verify Licenses” tab; Enter the name of the physician you are [...]

29 Dec, 2012

Recommended Reading

2018-01-10T22:15:49+00:00Dec 29, 2012|Helpful Resources|

A Civil Action Jonathan Harr Blind Eye James B. Stewart Damages Barry Werth One L Scott Turow Wrongful Death: A Memoir Sandra M. Gilbert Complications Atul Gawande

29 Dec, 2012

Recommended Viewing

2018-01-10T22:15:58+00:00Dec 29, 2012|Helpful Resources|

12 Angry Men Starring: Henry Fonda Witness for the Prosecution Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich To Kill a Mockingbird Starring Gregory Peck A Civil Action Starring: John Travolta The Verdict Starring: Paul Newman

28 Dec, 2012

What to do When You’re Involved in an Accident

2018-01-10T22:16:29+00:00Dec 28, 2012|Helpful Resources|

Call the police - No matter how minor you feel the accident is, always call the police. There are instances when people agree whose fault the accident was, and exchange insurance information only to find out later that the insurance information was false and that the other driver is now claiming he or she was [...]

28 Dec, 2012

Avoiding Medical Mistakes & Errors

2018-01-22T23:05:27+00:00Dec 28, 2012|Helpful Resources|

Keep a medical journal. Write down appointment dates and doctor’s names. Write down prescription names and dosages. Double check your notes with your pharmacist regarding any medication. Question. Ask questions. Write questions down as you think of them. Bring your list of questions to your doctor’s visits. Bring a friend or family member with you. It [...]

19 Dec, 2012

Technology and the Law

2018-01-10T22:14:34+00:00Dec 19, 2012|Blog Articles|

I believe technology has taken over the world.  Whether it’s good or bad is up to debate.  I am leaning towards good.  It allows us to connect to the outside world more easily than ever before.  One can text or e-mail a relative overseas in seconds.  Remember the days of calling overseas and watching the [...]