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Informed Consent: What Does that Mean?

Informed Consent: What Does that Mean? We are all familiar with going into a doctor’s office or a hospital and before the doctor performs any procedure, the doctor requires the patient to sign numerous lengthy consent forms. These consent forms outline the treatments,...

Litigation: What should I expect?

Litigation: What should I expect? Is it like what we see on TV? No, not really. While no two cases are similar, they tend to follow roughly the same general outline. Even before a case is filed, we collect all of the records (like medical records, medical bills,...

Electric Scooters: Love them or Hate them?

Electric Scooters: Love them or Hate them? Bicycle sharing systems have become a customary sight during the summer months in the city. Now, the next trend, electric scooters. Beginning June 15, 2019, electric scooters were made available in certain areas of Chicago....

Walk at your own risk

Walk at your own risk Whenever I attempt to navigate Chicago’s streets on foot it always seems like I am in my very own battle for survival, only the quickest and fittest will make it to the end. But are there actual rules on how to navigate the city’s busy streets?...

Slip and Fall? What was the defect?

Slip and Fall? What was the defect? Imagine this: you are walking around any city and you trip on an uneven sidewalk. Pretty easy to imagine, right?  It probably has happened to you more than once. Is the city liable? Is the city negligent for failing to keep the...

Dog Bites: What’s the Law?

Dog Bites: What’s the Law? Dogs are a man’s best friend. They are our loveable companions. But sometimes, the unexpected happens and a dog bites a person causing serious injury. So what’s the law? In Illinois, the legislature passed the Animal Control Act that states...

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