Earlier this year, a 37-year-old man died because of complications caused by a hit-and-run accident. At the time, he was driving a motorcycle in Olympia Fields, Illinois when a dark-green, four-door Kia sedan was driving in the center lane of U.S. 30, traveling west. The vehicle, which had a missing front bumper cover and some damage on the front end, went to make a right turn onto Brookwood Drive without entering the right lane. The unknown driver cut through the motorcyclist's lane of traffic, striking his vehicle and sped off, failing to stop for the automobile accident which had just occurred.
Over the past year, concussions have been brought into the spotlight as a major injury received in sports. Several studies have shown that this type of traumatic brain injury has left some athletes, both amateur and professional, with long-term effects. Because of this, two high schools in Glenview and Northbrook, Illinois are having their student athletes tested for concussions.
In Aurora, Illinois, a mother has lost a son. Her son's death has led to the creation of a nonprofit organization as well as a lawsuit that puts the responsibility of the loss of her son on the shoulders of a tobacco shop in Aurora. According to the wrongful death suit, he had smoked a synthetic cannabis during the day he died.
Imagine visiting the hospital for minor hand surgery and walking out with chronic pain for the rest of your life. One 50-year-old was recently awarded some relief for his suffering in a $2.5 million medical malpractice settlement.