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You Can See Them, But Can They See You? The CTA Bus Blind Spot All Pedestrians Must Be Aware Of

Did you know that over 1700 CTA buses operate over 140 routes on a daily basis? In 2015, ABC Eyewitness News I-Team discovered that there is a Chicago CTA bus involved in an accident every 36 hours. 500 people were injured in CTA bus crashes in 2014. Some of these accidents may have been prevented if not …

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Balancing Privacy and Protection: Surveillance Cameras In Long-term Care Facilities

On January 1, 2016, the Authorized Electronic Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities Act became 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 the resident.  The abuse and neglect of nursing home residents remains a persistent problem in …

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Is “Defensive Medicine” Really Reducing Malpractice Lawsuits?

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 University of Southern California, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. The intent of the study was to …

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The Ridesharing insurance Debate: Who Is liable When A Driver Gets Into An Accident?

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 is because of the convenience as a passenger, or the income potential as a driver. …

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