Chicago Bicycle Accident Involving Head Trauma

Concussions and brain injuries can happen due to a range of factors, and the short- and long-term impacts of such injuries can range in both severity and duration.  On this site, concussions, as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are discussed on the “Concussions” and “Traumatic Brain Injury” pages.

A recent bicycle accident experienced by a Bridgeport resident, Charles Uth, highlights some of aspects of concussions and their health impact.

An excerpt from a May 29, 2015 dnainfo.com article titled “Bicyclist Trying To Solve Mystery Of Crash After Waking Up In The Hospital,” which discusses the bicycle accident and the injuries sustained by Uth:

Uth’s wife, Alexandra, got a call from a staffer at Mercy Hospital just after 9 a.m. that morning. The news shocked her: Her husband of eight years had suffered a serious head injury.

The right side of his body sported a large bruise from his shoulder down to his rib cage. He had some bleeding on his brain, a common symptom of concussions.
The head trauma occurred despite Uth’s wearing of a bicycle helmet, although – as is often the case – it would seem possible if not likely that the wearing of the bicycle helmet may have prevented worse head trauma from occurring.
Additional details concerning this bicycle accident that involved head trauma can be seen in the dnainfo.com article mentioned above.
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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

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Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Illinois Lawsuit Concerning Cheerleading Concussion

Concussions that happen during sports and other athletic activities has received increased scrutiny, due to concerns over both long- and short-term health implications.

On this site, concussions, as well as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are discussed on the “Concussions” and “Traumatic Brain Injury” pages.

Due to the increased concern over concussions, there has been an increased focus on both concussion prevention, as well as how to accurately identify and how to appropriately attend to these blows to the head.  As well, there have been a variety of Illinois lawsuits concerning concussions and how they are handled.

The Chicago Tribune article of May 27, 2015, titled “Lawsuit:  New Trier trainer dismissed cheerleader’s need for care” discusses a lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court over the handling of Amanda Schoerke’s concussion that happened on September 24, 2012.   On that date, she suffered a concussion during a New Trier cheerleading practice.

The concussion, the athletic trainer’s assessment of the concussion, and the concussion symptoms are discussed in the article.

An excerpt concerning the lawsuit:

New Trier Township High School District 203, the Board of Education for District 203 and three members of the athletic department are named in the lawsuit. The suit claims the defendants neglected to train their staff on how to recognize concussion symptoms and thus failed to sufficiently provide medical aid to her.

Additional details can be found in the article.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Dog Attack In Chicago’s Auburn Gresham Neighborhood

There was a fatal dog attack in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood at approximately 9:35 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2015.

According to Chicago Police, the dog mauling involved a dog attacking a 5-year-old boy in the 8900 block of South Carpenter Street.  The dog grabbed the boy by the throat, and there were efforts by neighbors to free the boy from the attack by beating the dog.

The boy was identified as James W. Nevils III, of Chicago.  According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, he was 5 years old.  He died after being taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

The dog was identified by separate media sources as a being a pit bull or Dogo Argentino.

The pit bull was killed by the neighbors.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 26, 2015 Chicago Tribune article (with videos) titled “Grandfather of boy killed by dog: ‘Person responsible should be made to pay’” as well as the May 26 dnainfo.com article titled “Boy Killed by Dog in Auburn Gresham…

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Many Injuries From Naperville Pool Chemical Spill

There has been a chemical spill at a Naperville pool in which 11 people were taken to a local hospital. The chlorine spill happened at the Goldfish Swim School on May 22, 2015.

The Naperville Fire Department responded to the accident at approximately 10:45 a.m.

The chlorine leak caused a strong odor in the air, and the building had to be evacuated.  Those who were exposed to the chlorine leak complained of a variety of ailments including nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, and chest pain.

Although many people refused medical treatment, 11 people were taken to Edward Hospital for treatment of accident injuries.

It is unknown what caused the chemical spill and if proper chemical-handling procedures were followed.

Additional details and possible updates can be found in a variety of media sources, including the May 22, 2015 Naperville Patch article titled  “11 People Hospitalized In Naperville Chemical Spill” as well as the May 22 CBS Chicago article titled “Nine Hospitalized After Chlorine Leak At Naperville Pool.”

Swimming pool safety guidelines can be found at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website PoolSafely.gov.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Fatal Workplace Accident At Midway Airport

Workplace injuries and accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, including improper equipment, miscommunication, poorly maintained facilities, improper procedures and various other types of negligence.

The May 9, 2015 CBS Chicago article titled “Southwest Employee Driving Luggage Vehicle Killed In Crash At Midway” discusses a fatal workplace accident Friday night (May 8, 2015) at Midway airport involving a baggage handler.

According to Chicago Police, the accident happened just after 11:00 p.m.

The employee was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner as Michael Yates, 52 of Carol Stream.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this fatal Illinois workplace accident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the CBS Chicago article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

5-Year-Old Boy Mauled By Dog In Wood River, Illinois

A 5-year-old boy was mauled by the family dog on Wednesday (May 7, 2015) in Wood River, Illinois.

This dog attack happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. on a house on Grand Avenue.    At that time, according to Wood River Police, the boy was in the back yard playing with the dog, a 120 lb. English Mastiff.  The mother heard the boy scream, and the mother found the boy on the ground, bleeding and unconscious.

The dog was put down by police upon their arrival.

The boy was flown to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for treatment of his injuries, which was said to include multiple injuries.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this Illinois dog attack can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the May 6 fox2now.com article (with video) titled “5-year-old mauled by family dog” as well as the May 6 thetelegraph.com article titled “Child attacked by family dog” and the ksdk.com video titled “Family dog mauls 5-year-old son of officer.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pit Bull Attack In Alsip, Illinois

Illinois dog attacks can cause substantial personal injury, and in some cases, fatalities, as seen in various dog attack posts on this site.

The May 6, 2015 Daily Southtown (Chicago Tribune) article titled “Pit bull could be euthanized after mauling Alsip boy” discusses a pit bull attack of a 10-year-old boy in Alsip on April 8.  The boy allegedly suffered substantial injuries resulting from the attack.

The boy, Matthew Dancho, was attacked by the pit bull as he opened the screen door of a friend’s house.

The pit bull then mauled him.

An excerpt concerning the injuries Matthew Dancho suffered during the dog attack:

Dancho’s son needed about 50 total staples and stitches after being bit on the head, Dancho said. He was hospitalized for three days, according to court records.

also:

Alsip Police asked Cook County Animal Control Administrator Donna Alexander to investigate Ryder’s case last month, court records show. On April 28, Alexander’s office determined that Ryder “did attack without justification and caused serious physical injury to the victim.”

Ryder also attacked “without provocation and without prior vocalization,” the filing alleges.

Additional details regarding this incident can be seen in the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the May 6 Oak Lawn Patch article titled “Pit Bull’s Fate Lies In Courts After Mauling Alsip Boy.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.  In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free.

Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.