According to the National Practitioner Data Bank -- which displays confidential information about physicians -- approximately 215 physicians in Illinois have had their clinical privileges restricted or revoked over the past 20 years in other states. All 215 of them are still licensed.
When fatal errors are made at the hands of a patient's trusted surgeon, family members often turn towards the assistance of an attorney to ensure that justice is served. Such was the case for one family when their loved one died during a procedure performed by the University of Illinois at Chicago's colorectal surgeon.
A new lawsuit filed in Illinois state court against Plavix is alleging that the manufacturers of the product -- Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sanofi Aventis -- lied about the cardiac drug's efficacy and safety. If true, the product liability suit could cause the company a serious financial headache.
The dangers of brain trauma in sports have been in the news with frequency of late. From children's leagues, to high-school and college programs, to professional sports, the risk of concussion or more serious brain injury from blows to the head is real.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) deemed that two companies are not at fault for the deaths of two 14-year-old girls in Illinois. The two teenagers lost their lives after being electrocuted while working as field hands near an irrigation system. OSHA will not be citing R&J Enterprises or Monsanto, the two companies overseeing the farm where the deaths occurred, for negligence relating to this accident.