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  1. Is Gardasil Safe? Illinois Defective Drug Attorney Responds

    Cervical cancer vaccine safety in question

    About 79 million Americans are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) and about 14 million are infected each year. HPV includes cervical cancer. Each year in the United States approximately 26,000 new cancers occur that link back to HPV, 18,000 of which occur among females and of those, 11,500 sustain cervical cancer. Read More »

  2. FDA Issues Safety Communication on Philips Automated External Defibrillators

    Philips Medical Systems HeartStart devices need better inspection and monitoring

    On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication to consumers and first responders about HeartStart automated external defibrillators (AED) from Philips Medical Systems, a division of Philips Healthcare. The FDA called for improved inspection and monitoring of Philips AED’s manufactured and distributed between 2005 and 2012. Read More »

  3. Johnson & Johnson DePuy Unit Announces $2.5 Billion Settlement

    Compensation for patients with ASR™ hip systems

    On November 19, 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics division of Johnson & Johnson and a court-appointed committee of lawyers representing plaintiffs with the DePuy ASR (Articular Surface Replacement) system announced a $2.5 billion settlement agreement. The settlement is intended to compensate ASR patients in the United States who had to have revision surgery to replace their ASR hip as of August 13, 2013. A separate pool of $475 million will cover additional payments to compensate patients who suffered more severe injuries as a result of the device implant, its removal, or its replacement. Read More »

  4. Intended to Help, Stryker Hip Replacement Devices Can Harm

    Stryker implants continue to plague patients

    Manufactured by Stryker Orthopaedics of Mahwah, New Jersey, a division of Kalamazoo, Michigan-based parent Stryker Corporation, Stryker hip replacement devices have concerned patients, doctors, and lawyers since 2008 when the company first issued a recall for its ceramic-based Trident Acetabular PSL Cup System and Trident Hemispherical Cup System. An acetabular cup is placed into the hip socket. The PSL version has been popular. Read More »

  5. Celebrity Medical Malpractice Cases

    Few injuries are as frustrating as those caused by doctors, nurses and other medical staff. After all, hospitals are supposed to treat your injuries ― not cause you further harm.

    Unfortunately, doctors and other health care professionals do make mistakes. And, when they do, they sometimes commit what is known as medical malpractice. This form of negligence can happen to anyone who trusts the care and skill of a doctor or medical institution ― including celebrities. If you or someone you love sustains injury at the hands of a medical professional, seek the assistance of a reputable Chicago medical malpractice attorney.
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  6. Quebec Train Wreck Wrongful Death Suit Filed in Illinois

    Crude Oil Tanker Cars Present Fatal Risks

    DOT-111 design flaws cause injury and death

    A crude oil tanker railway car has been shown increased likelihood to rupture during a derailment. The car, known as DOT-111, has been under federal investigation for more than a decade. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a report citing a 1991 safety study, a 1992 accident in Superior, Wisconsin, a 2003 accident in Tamaroa, Illinois, and a 2006 accident in New Brighton, Pennsylvania. Read More »

  7. Stephen D. Phillips to be installed as President of ITLA

    PRESS RELEASE • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Kevilee Burge
    (217) 789-0755

    STEPHEN D. PHILLIPS, managing partner at the Phillips Law Offices in Chicago (www.phillipslawoffices.com), was installed as the 60th President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) on Friday, June 7, 2013, at its annual convention. Phillips received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in 1981 and his law degree in 1985 from Loyola University School of Law. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar shortly thereafter. Read More »

  8. Dealing With a Car Accident at Work

    If driving a vehicle is part of your job and you are in an accident, you may be able to obtain workers compensation. After suffering an auto accident injury on the job, you may be wondering how you will pay for things like medical expenses, treatments and physical therapy if you are unable to work. Fortunately, with the assistance of skilled Illinois car wreck attorneys, you can file a workers compensation claim. The steps below explain how to file a claim in Illinois:
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  9. Who is To Blame in a Truck Accident?

    Truck accidents can be devastating. However, uncovering who is to blame is not always easy. Moreover, if you don’t know who is responsible, how can you hope to obtain fair compensation? Chicago truck accident attorneys can work diligently to gather evidence and reveal who is at fault for your truck accident. Read More »

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