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Social media has become a great way to stay in touch with family, friends, and professional connections. It has also become a big part of litigation, and may be the very thing that causes you to lose or at the...
On January 1, 2016, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Actbecame law in Illinois. This law allows audio and/or video recording devices to be placed in nursing home rooms to monitor care provided that permission is granted by...
A pedicab is a human pedal-powered public passenger vehicle used to transport passengers for hire.  Pedicabs if driven correctly can be a safe option because they travel slower than cars and taxis.  However, like bicycles they share the city streets...
There have been several articles about “defensive medicine” and its effect on malpractice suits in the news since the British Medical Journal (BMJ) released the results of a study on November 4. The study was conducted by researchers at the...
Since it appears that our state legislatures and US Congress are not willing to take steps to protect people from gun violence then perhaps the courts are the better venue to get things accomplished. In October of 2015, a Milwaukee...
Even if you have not yet been a passenger, it is likely you have heard of ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. To many individuals, these services are seen as a great benefit of the “sharing economy”, whether it...
It is a basic human nature to minimize the risk of harm to which we intentionally expose ourselves. Most of us wait for traffic to stop and the walk sign to light up before we attempt to cross a busy...
Going back to the Rodney King incident over 20 years ago and with increasing frequency over last several months one of the biggest topics in the media is use of excessive force by police officers. From Ferguson to New York...
Many of us in our never ending quest for physical fitness and good health, join gyms, health clubs or fitness studios and whether you belong to a franchised health club, or a locally owned studio, you can expect to sign...
We often hear that the court system is clogged by too many frivolous lawsuits. Yet researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that 97% of malpractice cases are actually meritorious. Are the state disciplinary organizations doing enough to...