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Old Tires Are Defective and Deadly

Posted on July 16th, 2008 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Tires older than 6 years old should not be used on motor vehicles since it can lead to tread separation and catastrophic failure. Since 2001 the British Rubber Manufactures Association (BRMA) have recommended: “BRMA members strongly recommend that unused tyres should not be put into service if they are over 6 years old and that all tyres […]

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Illinois Childhood Sexual Abuse Victims Get A Break

Posted on March 21st, 2008 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois childhood sexual abuse victims were given a chance to bring their claims for injuries by an opinion by the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District that was released March 7, 2008, Doe v. Diocese of Dallas, 379 Ill. App. 3d 782, 885 N.E. 2d 376. Essentially the court held that the statute of limitations for bringing […]

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Illinois Truck Accident Death Action Filed

Posted on January 18th, 2008 by Edmund J. Scanlan

An Illinois wrongful death lawsuit was filed recently for the deaths of a husband and wife who died March 7, 2007, in Will County. Unfortunately the heirs did not contact me until last month. They had retained a previous attorney shortly after the accident. For reasons that are unclear no lawsuit was filed. One of the […]

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Product Liability Rollover Suit Not Preempted

Posted on December 3rd, 2007 by Edmund J. Scanlan

A products liability suit in a rollover accident was not preempted by federal regulations according to a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This decision rejects a common defense used by manufacturers in defending product liability claims brought by injured consumers claiming injuries from defective products. Plaintiff brought suit in a Texas state […]

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Illinois Medical Malpractice Caps Found Unconstitutional

Posted on November 19th, 2007 by Edmund J. Scanlan

Illinois medical malpractice lawyers who represent victims and their clients were pleased with the ruling last week by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Joan Diane Larsen that caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases violates the Illinois Constitution. Under the law (Public Act 94-667), plaintiffs could be awarded no more than $500,000 in non-economic damages […]

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