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Personal Injury

Birth Injury Lawsuit Sees Record Recovery for Brain Injured Child

A Chicago family has been awarded an unprecedented settlement in the amount of $53 million twelve years after negligent healthcare resulted in birth injuries to an infant showing symptoms of fetal distress. The lawsuit alleged that medical staff employed by the University of Chicago ignored the child’s mother for hours even though she was in desperate need of an emergency…
Workers' Compensation

Leaders urge ‘concerted effort’ to save firefighters’ lives

Fire service leaders and fire safety advocates across the country are calling for an intensified effort to prevent firefighter deaths and serious injuries in response to a special report on firefighter safety by The Kansas City Star. The consensus of those who contacted The Star or posted comments on websites and social media was that many of the nation’s 30,000…
Personal Injury

Lewiston police chief sues Home Depot

Lewiston police chief says metal shelf collapsed while he was using it as a ladder. A $200,000 personal injury lawsuit filed by a top city of Lewiston official against a national big-box store was moved from Lewiston's 2nd District Court to Idaho's U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants. Lewiston Police Chief Chris Ankeny filed the lawsuit in…
Personal Injury

Who is Responsible for Waterpark Injuries?

The fun of summer is in full swing, and as the temps heat up, everybody just wants to get in the water! We don’t blame you for wanting to cool off in the pool, but we do want to offer a few suggestions if you plan to make a trip to a nearby waterpark this season. There’s Something in the…
Ed Lawhead
July 31, 2015
Workers' Compensation

Affordable Care Act: How It Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs and Provide Better Outcomes for Injured Workers

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the unpredictability on its future effect on workers’ compensation systems across the country continue to be a hot topic among workers’ compensation scholars. Last month, the William Mitchell Law Review published an entire issue dedicated to Workers’ Compensation trends in Minnesota, Wisconsin and across the United States. Some of the articles…
Ed Lawhead
July 13, 2015
Personal Injury

Reducing Drunk Driving Accidents: The Simple Technological Solution

A study released by the University of Michigan in March 2015 claims that utilizing advancements in technology could prevent 59,000 fatalities caused by drunk driving over the next 15 years. The study indicates that if innovative devices are installed on every U.S. vehicle, the technology could prevent drunk drivers from starting and operating cars and trucks. Saving Lives and Money…
Ed Lawhead
June 16, 2015

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