Pedestrian Fatalities Spike During COVID-19 Pandemic

Pandemic Spike in Pedestrian Fatalities and Personal Injuries in Illinois

People walking in Chicago and the suburbs can easily be injured and or killed by people driving cars, trucks, and even riding bicycles. Pedestrians can learn and adopt new safety habits to be more aware of surroundings and spot dangerous conditions before someone is injured or killed. Even if a pedestrian is injured by another pedestrian, or someone on a bike or skateboard, much less a car or truck, there are legal remedies and lawsuits to protect the injured, and the families of the injured and deceased. In some cases, there is municipal and business owner liability for the areas in and around sidewalks, crosswalks, and other paths where pedestrians are present.

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Memorial Day weekend car accidents

Memorial Day weekend car accidents There is a massive number of Chicagoland vacationers ready to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. News and traffic reports suggest there really is no better or worse time to travel because the roads are going to be busy. While nobody wants to think about being involved in a […]

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Medical Office Start-Ups

Medical Office Start-Ups Starting your own medical office can be a seamless and efficient process when you are properly prepared and take advantage of the wisdom collected among healthcare professionals who lay out the framework and practice management checklists. Consulting with Healthcare Professional Consultants The responsible and ethical healthcare professional maintains a team of support […]

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When a home seller conceals defects

When a home seller conceals defects April, May and June through the end summer is real estate season in Chicagoland. People are shopping for homes and hoping to close and move as the kids are getting out of school and before it gets too hot to pack, haul and get moved in. Much to the […]

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DOJ investigating, prosecuting opioid prescribers

  DOJ investigating, prosecuting opioid prescribers Today’s DOJ and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are investigating and prosecuting physicians and pharmacies over-prescribing opioids using surprise federal takedowns in a way that makes the 1980s “war on drugs” look like a light prequel. Federal prosecutors assigned to “opioid hot spot districts” for the purpose of investigating […]

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Medical mistakes: Physician liability & discipline

  Medical mistakes: Physician liability & discipline Medical mistakes, according to popular news sources, may be the third largest leading of death in the U.S. Why are medical errors so prevalent? Is there a culture among physicians in which errors are covered up or not questioned? In a new Fox television series, “The Resident,” a […]

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Medical license renewal and child support

  Medical license renewal and child support Medical license renewal and child support are tied to one another in Illinois. If you are delinquent on child support your medical license renewal can be refused and withheld. While some individuals are months or years behind in child support, a licensed physician may not be more than […]

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Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues

Home Health Agencies: Physician Liability and Licensing Issues The increasing popularity and flexibility of home health agencies is making life better for many patients, and for physicians there are special laws and regulations of which to be aware in protecting against license and discipline liability. The rules at the hospital may not apply in home […]

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Medicare fraud and kickbacks: Chicago psychologist loses his medical license indefinitely

Chicago area psychologist, Michael Reinstein, recently lost his medical license following the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) suspended his license for a minimum of  three years before Reinstein would be allowed to apply for reinstatement. When complaints of professional misconduct come to the attention of IDFPR, the licensing authority for many Illinois […]

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Press Release: Favia recognized in Leading Health Lawyers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  MICHAEL V. FAVIA SELECTED FOR “LEADING HEALTH LAWYERS” Health And Injury Law And Litigation Attorney, Michael V. Favia Recognized By Chicago Lawyer Magazine In “Leading Health Lawyers” CHICAGO – The list of Chicago’s “Leading Health Lawyers” published in the September 2013 Chicago Lawyer magazine recognizes Michael V. Favia, selected for the honor […]

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