OSHA concerned over rise in construction accidents

Many Chicago construction workers are seen on high-rise buildings, which projects often use scaffolding for support. Height risks as well as the use of heavy machinery and dangerous equipment can lead to injuries and even deaths in workplace. Statistics from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show that 806 construction workers died on the job in 2012, up 9 percent from the previous year. …

Construction workplace injury sends one man to the hospital

When Chicago parents send their kids off to play they encourage the youngsters to stay in pairs or groups with other children. There is a certain level of safety that comes with being with others and friends can keep watchful eyes on each other to prevent disasters from happening. Many employers ask that workers engage in similar behaviors and that the workers stay with others when completing dangerous tasks. …

Failure to diagnose cancer causes delay in treatment

When a person feels sick, it is recommended by health professionals to not take over the counter medicines and instead visit a doctor. This is done by people in Illinois with the firm belief that the doctor will be able to correctly diagnose their illness, help the patient get correct treatment on time, and ultimately stop the disease or infection from spreading; sometimes though, the doctor may fail to properly diagnose the medical condition. This happened in a case where the parents of a boy who was suffering from a fever took him to a hospital in Illinois. …

Death of Illinois cyclist may lead to wrongful death claims

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 700 cyclists were killed in accidents with motor vehicles in 2012. Nearly 50,000 other cyclists were hurt in automobile crashes during that same year, leading to an exorbitant number of victims created in car-bike collisions. Many more cyclists have been injured and killed since this data was released, including some who live in and around the Chicago metropolitan area. …

Hockey fan places blame for injury on Chicago facility

The World Cup tournament has just wrapped up in Brazil, and Chicago sports fans may now be transferring their interests to other athletic events. With baseball in full swing and football season right around the corner, many fans are more excited about games to come than about events that happened in the past. This is not the case for one fan of local sports, who alleges to have suffered personal injury, while attending an athletic contest. …

Improving patient safety through health-related IT

We are living in an age of interconnected electronic technology. Americans increasingly rely on a host of electronic devices to not only connect them with other people but also to be compatible with other devices. The fact that one can tap a few words into a phone and have those words connect to other phones, tablets, computers and devices is one of the factors driving connectivity. …