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Illinois DePuy Hip Implant Recall Lawyers

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois product liability lawyers need to be aware of the August 2010 recall by DePuy Orthopedics of its defective metal-on-metal hip implant systems. The two hip implant systems recalled are the: (1) ASR XL Acetabular System, and (2) ASR Hip Replacement System, which first became available in 2003. The most common problem with the ASR hip implant systems is […]

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Online Medical and Pharmacy Malpractice

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Physicians who prescribe drugs over the internet without seeing the patient and the pharmacies that fill and ship the drugs have sought to evade criminal and civil liability by prescribing non controlled substances. The DEA enforces the Federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 80 et seq.) which explicitly prohibits the sale of controlled substances prescribed by physicians who […]

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Illinois Enshrines “The Natural Accumulation Rule”

Posted on November 12th, 2010 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois personal injury lawyers representing clients who are injured slipping on snow or ice will now find that the likelihood of obtaining compensation for the client is remote. In Krywin v. Chicago Transit Authority, 238 Ill. 2d 215, 2010 WL 2780319, (2010), the Illinois Supreme Court held: We conclude that the natural accumulation rule applies in in this case […]

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Illinois Sexual Abuse Victims Law Updates

Posted on August 26th, 2010 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois sexual abuse victims and their attorneys have experienced progress and setbacks in attempts to receive just compensation for their injuries-many of which are catastrophic and permanent. …735 ILCS 5/8-2801 protects victims of sexual abuse having to defend against evidence of other sexual behavior. This is extremely important because victims do not want to have their […]

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Illinois Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Posted on May 6th, 2010 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois car accident attorneys should be aware of two recent opinions which expand the rights of injured parties to recover in uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist claims: (1) Uninsured Motorist claims – Nicholson v. State Farm Ins. Co., 2010 WL 1208887 (Ill. App. Ct. 2nd Dist.) released March 23, 2010. (2) Undersinsured Motorist claims – Schultz v. Illinois Farmers […]

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