Month: April 2017

Illinois Firefighter Claims Workers’ Compensation For PTSD

On this episode of Chicago Injury Alert, we look at how a firefighter claimed workers’ compensation for suffering post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

What is the Form I-140?

Under U.S. law, there are two general ways that a foreign alien may enter or reside in the United States. One is by non-immigrant visa, in which the foreign alien does not plan to remain in the U.S. and whose

How to get Medicare Part D drug coverage?

How to get Medicare Part D drug coverage? Generally it is a good idea to get drug coverage when you are first eligible because if you do not, you may pay a late enrollment penalty. You can only avoid a late

Viral Facebook photos of veterans in ER prompt investigation of VA hospital

A Facebook post showing photos of one wheelchair-bound veteran slumping over in pain and another lying on the floor at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital have gone viral online. The post has triggered an internal investigation into the

Two Spectators Killed after ATV Competition Accident in Alabama

Those who host a public event need to understand that they have the responsibility for the safety of their guests. If careless, negligent and reckless acts of the defendant results in an injury or death of a guest, the victim

Before A Spouse Becomes Ill

Before A Spouse Becomes Ill When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his or her own.  If the

Before A Spouse Becomes Ill

When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his or her own.  If the ill spouse always handled

Lawsuit Alleges Failure to Promptly Treat Fast-Growing Abdominal Cyst Resulted in Newborn’s Death

A wrongful death lawsuit alleges medical negligence cause the death of a newborn. The lawsuit stems from the 2016 death of a newborn baby. The suit alleges that a doctor failed to promptly take appropriate action when a fast-growing cyst

Police fatally shoot robbery suspect armed with pellet gun

A robbery suspect, an 18-year-old teen, was shot 14 times and killed after pointing a pellet gun at police. His violent death has raised questions about why officers unleashed a barrage of bullets on the teen rather than simply trying

UNDERSTANDING PARENTING IN THE CONTEXT OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA Representing clients in connection with planning for children with disabilities involves a lot more than simply preparing documents. Many lawyers who enter the field of Special Needs Planning have family members who suffer from

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