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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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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Chicago Justinian Society of Lawyers honors past presidents including Michael V. Favia

Members of The Justinian Society of Lawyers recently celebrated their past presidents at a recent dinner in Chicago on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. Hardworking past presidents are recognized at the annual dinner in thanks for their commitment to mission, fostering the spirit of friendship, improving the legal education of members, rendering mutual aid to members, […]

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11,000 tablets of Oxycodone: Illinois physician’s license is on the line

This week the medical disciplinary board of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) was scheduled to hold a hearing on the status of Dr. Gregory M. Bulava, MD’s license to practice medicine in Illinois. The IDFPR temporarily suspended Bulava’s license upon accusations he prescribed over 11,000 Oxycodone painkiller pills to an individual […]

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Texas doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death sues state over license.

Dr. Conrad Murray is the physician convicted in the death of Michael Jackson and after being released from jail this week he wants to resume his medical practice. Murray is a Texas doctor and he is suing the Texas Medical Board for allegedly prematurely revoking his license to practice medicine in Texas. Murray contends that […]

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15-year sentence for client fraud: Former N.J. broker stole $9.8M from clients

A lifetime of savings – gone! What would you do if your elderly parent told you their investments and retirement money were wiped out in a Ponzi scheme? Clients of former New Jersey investment broker, Maxwell B. Smith III, likely received a phone call from a parent or friend who fell victim to fraud. The […]

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Skokie dentist sued for allegedly dropping dental tool down patient’s throat

When you go to the dentist, you do not likely anticipate that you will swallow a dental tool and later need multiple surgeries to extricate the foreign object. Bernard Bell, a 92-year-old Skokie man, asked his attorney to file a lawsuit against Skokie dentist, Dr. Toni Ellis Wolf, with allegations of medical malpractice, claiming Wolf […]

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30 days in prison 3 months probation and fines for physician who obstructed FBI investigation for false Medicare claims

When state and federal agencies investigate complaints of wrongdoing it is best to hire an attorney and cooperate with authorities under the advice of counsel. 61-year-old physician, Dr. Mahmoud Yassin of the downstate town of Robinson, Illinois could have made better choices when confronted with charges he made false Medicare claims. What Yassin did was […]

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Appeals court upheld Illinois refusal to renew license to mortgage broker pursuant to SAFE Act

“This outcome is unquestionably harsh,” the Court agrees, despite affirming the decision to deny the renewal of an Illinois mortgage broker whose past felony conviction blocked his present and future due to provisions of the SAFE Act written to amend minimum requirements for practice.[i] The SAFE Act is a federal law imposing compliance policy on […]

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