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“Duty Injury King” Suspended For Fake Slip & Fall

Posted on May 3, 2013 in
By Duncan Law Group|May 03, 2013 A jail officer in Cook County called himself the "duty injury king" after collecting over $150,000 in workers' compensation claims since 2008. A recent surveillance video shows that the employee may have faked his injuries, though, and the Cook County Sheriff's Department hopes to pursue criminal charges. The...
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Unsafe Workload Increases Risk of Patient Injury, Doctors Admit

Posted on April 19, 2013 in
By Duncan Law Group | April 19, 2013 A recent study said that almost half of practicing doctors in the United States admit that overscheduling puts their patients at risk. The survey (conducted by Johns Hopkins University published by JAMA Internal Medicine) asked more than 500 doctors to estimate the risk of heavy doctor...
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Chicago Firefighter Causes Crash While Driving Drugged

Posted on March 20, 2013 in
By Duncan Law Group| March 20, 2013 Chicago Driver Found to Be Under Influence of Pain Medications March 5th saw a horrific car crash on in the Chicago South Side neighborhood of Back of the Yards. The driver who caused the multi-car collision is a 45-year-old ranking firefighter for the Orland Fire Protection District....
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Doctors Strategize to Protect Against Malpractice Lawsuits

Posted on March 20, 2013 in
By Duncan Law Group | March 20, 2013 MDs Looking for Ways to Avoid Losing Personal Property The Chicago Tribune "Chicago Homes" section recently ran a question-and-answer piece which focused on strategies that doctors and other healthcare professionals can use to safeguard their homes and other personal assets against the possibility of losing...
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University Student Dies in Drowning Accident

Posted on March 20, 2013 in
By Duncan Law Group | March 20, 2013 Police Rule Cause of Drowning to Be Accidental On the last day of February of this year, the police announced that they were closing an ongoing investigation into the death of an 18-year-old student at Northwestern University who was found dead last fall in Wilmette Harbor....
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