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Bruises: What to expect after an injury

Everyone has suffered from a bruise at one time or another. It's an easy injury to get, and usually, it's one that won't lead to lasting complications. Interestingly enough, some bruising is serious enough to require treatment. If you have significant bruising, it's something you should have a doctor examine.

Woman sues for $2 million after eating tainted chicken

Imagine stopping by your favorite supermarket to pick up your groceries for the week. You grab a few things to cook, some other essentials, and some chicken salad from the deli. Unfortunately, after eating the chicken salad, you wind up in the hospital with organ failure.

Federal recall of hoverboard brand follows 2 child deaths

Almost everyone who was growing up in the 1980s and 1990s dreamed of one day cruising around the hoverboards from Back to the Future II. Many companies decided to capitalize on the concept's popularity by manufacturing versions of a similar device. These hoverbaords, which actually have wheels, have been incredibly popular.

Recent Illinois Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act

On December 1, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Pamela Murphy-Hylton v. Lieberman Management Services, Inc., et al., 2016 IL 120394. The case arises out of a claim by the Plaintiff, Pamela Murphy-Hylton, that she slipped and was injured while walking on the sidewalk outside her condominium. Ms. Murphy-Hylton alleged that a defective condition and negligent maintenance of the property created an "unnatural accumulation of ice" that caused her to fall. The trial court initially granted judgment in favor of the Defendants, Lieberman Management Services, Inc. and Klein Creek Condominium finding that the Illinois Snow and Ice Removal Act (745 ILCS 75/0.01) provided protection and immunity to the defendants. On appeal, the judgment was reversed. The matter was appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court, who has agreed with the appellate court.

Electronic Logging Devices Look To Become Mandatory

In an important decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago (covering Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin) upheld a federal mandate that requires truckers to install electronic logging devices (ELD). Unless the plaintiff in the case (Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association) appeals the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, the mandate will become effective as of December 18, 2017. The new regulation specifically exempts trucks manufactured before the year 2000. Drivers of trucks with ELDs will no longer be required to maintain paper logs.

New Computer Tools Aid In Diagnosing Concussions

How can you tell if a person has suffered a concussion after a fall or blow to the head? It's not always easy. A doctor must administer an array of tests to measure a person's cognitive abilities, such as memory, reaction time and word skills. The doctor may also order a CT scan or MRI to see if there is any internal bleeding in the cranial cavity.

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