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September 2015 Archives

Fatal drunk driving accident claims life of young Illinois woman

Few people like to consider the worst case scenario when they head out on the road in Illinois. The reality, however, is that there are inherent dangers when a person is in a motor vehicle as a passenger or a driver. A car accident can lead to severe injury and even death. It can be even worse when a fatal car accident is caused by a drunk driver. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal drunk driving accident need to know how to proceed after it has happened.

Patient harm can result from faults in doctor-nurse interactions

When an Illinois patient is in surgery or being treated by doctors, there might be a passing concern on their part and their family's part that a mistake might be made. Patients may be unlikely to consider the potential of a doctor's personality or behavior leading to making other staff members like nurses uncomfortable and placing the patients in jeopardy of a medical error. That, however, is something that is drawing greater scrutiny and being reported by medical professionals.

What if improper consent before a procedure leads to death?

Doctors in Cook County and across the state of Illinois are required to inform patients of what procedures are to be done during surgery and to receive consent. This is known as informed consent. While it might seem obvious that doctors receive permission from patients to perform surgery, this is a frequent issue if a patient is injured or dies and a surgeon did something other than what was supposed to be done. When a suspected wrongful death incident has occurred during surgery, it is imperative to understand exactly what happened to determine if a fatal surgical error was made.

Fatal car accident victim was passenger in a single-car crash

It's never easy to deal with the sudden loss of a loved one. When the death is in an accident, it's even worse. One of the most common causes of death in America is in a car accident. These accidents can happen in a multitude of ways. One car can hit another. The victim can be a bicyclist or a pedestrian. Or, it can occur when the driver crashes the vehicle and a passenger is killed.

Illinois laws to prevent and check drunk driving-Part II

Anyone who is driving a car while their blood alcohol level is above the legal permissible level of 0.08 percent for non-commercial drivers and 0.04 percent for commercial drivers is subject to stringent drunk driving laws in Illinois. However, drivers under the age of 21 years are not allowed to have any trace of alcohol on their breath or in their blood while driving a motor vehicle. Driving while intoxicated can lead to a slower response from the driver, which has often proved to be fatal for other people on the road, including drivers and occupants of other vehicles.

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