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Water Park Injuries and Deaths

waterparks and injuries

Who is watching out for the safety of children and adults at waterparks? It appears that official regulation is inconsistent and in many cases insufficient. The statistics and reports of injuries and deaths suggests that greater enforcement of safety rules at water parks would prevent unnecessary harm to visitors. And, as a threshold issue, many […]

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Memorial Day Safety Tips

Memorial day celebrations and accidents

A study conducted between 2011 and 2015 found that you are four times more likely to die in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend than any other weekend, including the weekends of the Fourth of July or New Year’s holidays. An average of 312 people lose their lives in Memorial Day car wrecks every […]

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Chicago, We Have a Lead Problem

lead paint poisoning

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), lead poisoning is “the number one environmental illness of children.” Its primary cause is lead paint used in 75 percent of all homes built in the state prior to 1975. Despite having made some progress in alleviating the problem, Illinois has one of the highest rates […]

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Who is at fault in a multiple car accident?

Multi-Car Accident Who is at fault

Earlier this year, a driver on the Congress Expressway, who was apparently having a medical emergency, slammed into the back of a pick-up truck before running into several other vehicles. The pick-up driver was killed. Eleven individuals were injured, seven of them hospitalized in serious or critical condition. A total of eight cars were involved. […]

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