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Seventeen People Injured at Family Reunion When Staircase Collapses at Scott Colona Family Park

Seventeen people were injured on Saturday, June 22, 2019 when a staircase collapsed at Scott Colona Family Park in Colona, Il, near the Quad Cities. The media reported that at least six fire departments including the Colona Fire Department, the Illinois State Police and Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene to take 17 people to area hospitals. They ranged in age from seniors...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $8.5 Million Settlement on Behalf of Newborn’s Mother Who Dies at Childbirth

Keith A. Hebeisen and Sarah F. King, attorneys at Clifford Law Offices, obtained an $8.5 million settlement on behalf of a mother who died after childbirth at Stroger Hospital following the medical team’s failure to recognize and treat signs and symptoms of ongoing bleeding from a placental abruption. Leticia Lara, 38, died Nov. 28, 2013, following the delivery of her child. On the day of...
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Clifford Law Offices Obtains $7.8 Million Settlement; Dolan Law Obtains 3.4 Million Settlement in Auto Crash Case

Robert P. Walsh, partner at Clifford Law Offices, obtained a $7.8 million settlement on behalf of a passenger who was seriously injured in a 2016 automobile accident in Hoffman Estates. Jarett Rudar, 28, of Cary, was in the rear right passenger seat of a vehicle driven by co-worker, Michael West, on Higgins Road. Their eastbound vehicle was struck by another vehicle driven by Robert Blonski...
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Why Rideshare Companies Need to Rethink Their Approach to Customer Safety

Uber is an undeniably hot name right now, with the company having just released its long-anticipated IPO prospectus. But those soaring revenue and user-base numbers released with the filing leave out one crucial element of the rideshare business: As one of the top ridesharing companies in the world, Uber has a great responsibility to its customers and their well-being, and ignoring that responsibility can have...
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Even More Cancer Discovered Near Sterigenics Plant in Chicago’s Western Suburbs

The sad story of the toxic Sterigenics plant in west suburban Willowbrook continues with the recent discovery of an increased amount of the cancer-causing chemical in the air near the sterilization facility. Since last August when news broke that air quality monitors detected high concentrations of ethylene oxide along with higher than expected cancer rates among people in those downwind residential neighborhoods, lawsuits have attempted...
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