When a loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death, one of the terms you may hear when you are considering seeking damages in civil court against those whom you hold responsible is "loss of consortium." In most cases, this is a claim that can only be brought by a spouse.
Since the spinal cord is the nerve center of the body, an injury can really impact your entire body, perhaps for the rest of your life. Everyone experiences things a bit differently based on the exact nature of their injuries, but the following are a few things you may expect.
Two 16-year-old girls are in critical condition after a crash with a semi-truck in Winnebago Corners, Illinois, but a friend says that they are "both slowly but surely recovering." She says that they are expected to make a full recovery.
Some Illinois employers may give no more thought to a boiler in a workplace than a homeowner does to a basement water heater. The only time a boiler becomes a concern is when the pressure vessel malfunctions. It's easy to forget that a poorly-maintained boiler, even a home water heater, has the potential to do cause extensive damage and loss of life.