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Appellate Court Notes - Week of December 23

AC34963 - Compassionate Care, Inc. v. Travelers Indemnity Co. - The plaintiff was in the business of maintaining a list of nurses it referred out, as needed, to hospitals and nursing homes. It did background checks on...more

"Probability" of Having Contracted Communicable Disease at Work Held Sufficient to Assert an Occupational Disease Claim Even in...

In a recent opinion, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District held a workers' compensation claimant had sufficiently proven her husband sustained an occupational disease arising out of and in the course of his...more

Hagens Berman Files New Lawsuit on Behalf of 11 Alleged U.S. Thalidomide Victims

Newly unearthed documents provide additional evidence for a series of lawsuits alleging that a number of major pharmaceutical companies widely distributed the dangerous birth-defect causing drug Thalidomide in the United...more

BENZENE EXPOSURE

Benzene is absorbed rapidly and extensively after inhalation and ingestion. It is absorbed less extensively through intact skin; however, percutaneous absorption may contribute to total body burden....more

When to Use a Liability Medicare Set-aside Arrangement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has put the insurance industry on high alert. Threat of penalties for failure to report liability claims involving a Medicare beneficiary has raised concerns over properly...more

Ajlouny Injury Law Lauds Zadroga Act as a Victory for NYC 9/11 First Responders

Victims and their families can breathe easier, literally and figuratively, knowing they are eligible for compensation and health benefits under the Zadroga Act. If you are an EMT worker, NYC firefightre, NYC police office...more

Workplace First Aid - Resonsibility or Liability?

OSHA requirements regarding first aid, and analysis of reasons a company should use to decide whether or not to have trained first aid providers....more

The First Steps You Need to Take When you Suffer an Injury At Work

If you are injured on the job, you may be entitled to benefits, including medical care, under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. However, in order to establish that you have a valid workers’ compensation claim there...more

Case Study: Auto Accident While On the Job

Case Study: Private investigator sustains 2 separate injuries while on the job "Mr. L," a private investigator, received significant injuries when he was working a case in bad weather. He was involved in a serious...more

Advanced Settlement Loan Companies

Occasionally, one of my clients asks me to sign a lien agreement with a company offering to advance money to the client based on the client's potential permanent partial disability award at the end of his claim. I have never...more

Illinois Health Care Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Health care workers are usually in the position of taking care of the injured, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get injured as well. Health care workers are exposed to a number of risks on the-job, and the current shortage of...more

Medicare Set-Asides-Best Practice Article

All organizations are faced with a significant number of employment and liability risk issues during these difficult economic times. Successful firms are employing a cohesive team and infrastructure to address the...more

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Taking an Exposure History

This educational case study document is one in a series of self-instructional publications designed to increase knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to promote the adoption of medical practices that aid in...more

TOXIC TORTS: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DOSE

This article focuses upon environmental cases. Litigation concerning pharmaceuticals and medical devices may raise different issues because of the role of the FDA. The interface of science and law is central to toxic...more

Library of Congress Asbestos Information

Information on the use of asbestos for industrial purposes, workplace and school asbestos exposure, and the diseases linked to asbestos, including cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Additional information on diagnosis and...more

Attorney General's Asbestos Liability Report

The U.S. Attorney General's report on the history of asbestos and asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, and cancer. The report also details the history of asbestos lawsuits and the standards of...more

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