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Psychologist sued for malpractice by her client

On March 11, an Illinois woman filed suit for over $100,000 against her psychologist, claiming she received negligent care. The plaintiff was treated for mental health care for four years by the psychoanalyst. The woman says that as a result of the doctor's subpar treatment, her psychological and mental condition has declined.

Facts and laws about brain injuries

Some residents in Illinois might benefit from learning more information concerning traumatic brain injuries. The National Conference of State Legislatures defines traumatic brain injury as a jolt, blow, bump or penetrating injury that disrupts a normal functioning of the brain. The Center of Disease and Prevention claims that, on average, more than 50,000 people are killed and 1.7 million are injured from traumatic brain injuries every year. The indirect and direct costs related to these types of injuries is estimated to total approximately $60 billion.

Bicyclist prevails in case against the City

As a cyclist, I was very happy to read that a bicyclist successfully held a city responsible for an unsafe bicycle path.  The injured rider was riding his triathlon road bike on a bicycle route in the City of Chicago.  The route is a city street, designated a bicycle route with its own lane, which later becomes a shared lane. The cyclist had ridden this road and this route thousands of times before.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Malpractice

Q: What is medical malpractice?

A: Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a professional health care provider, such as a doctor, nurse, dentist, technician, hospital worker or hospital, whose treatment of a patient departs from a standard of care met by those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient...

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