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Ultrasound Gel Recall: Bacterial Contamination Could Cause Sepsis or Death

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 24, 2021   |  Personal Injury

All ultrasound gels and lotions made by an Ontario-based pharmaceutical company called Etobicoke could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause sepsis or even death. That’s the conclusion of a recent investigation conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). On August 18, 2021, the oversight agency issued an announcement urging medical practitioners to […]

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Is Chicago Divvying-Up Bike Accidents with Electric-Assist Bicycles?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Sep 17, 2021   |  Personal Injury

The pandemic biking expansion has corresponded with an uptick in fatal cycling accidents in Chicago. On the morning of September 9, 2020, the city recorded its seventh on-street bike fatality. According to police, an eastbound motorist fatally hit an e-Divvy bike rider who was riding south on Damen Avenue. The motorist reportedly drove through a […]

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Who’s Liable for Great Lakes Cruise Injuries?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 27, 2021   |  Personal Injury

A person who has sustained injuries in an accident caused by a Great Lakes cruise line’s negligent actions or failure to keep the accident from happening can bring a lawsuit against the liable cruise line. Through this lawsuit, the injured person can obtain financial compensation for damages suffered because of the accident. However, they must […]

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Injured at the Zoo? Here’s What to Do

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Aug 16, 2021   |  Personal Injury

If a person gets injured at a zoo, they should immediately report the incident to the zoo authorities and gather important information about the scene of the incident. The injured party should then seek immediate medical attention, even if they have no noticeable injuries. The Course of Action After a Zoo Accident Without having a […]

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Guide to Understanding Your Loved One’s Traumatic Brain Injuries

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 20, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Understanding what TBIs are and what they mean for their loved one’s futures may help people support family members with traumatic brain injuries. Whether suffered due to a fall, in a motor vehicle accident, or in some other incident, the effects of TBIs may impact how people function every day. Consequently, such injuries may affect […]

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Cracking Down to Keep Online Shoppers Safe

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jul 13, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Courts in Illinois and throughout the U.S. have started holding third-party sellers liable for dangerous or defective products purchased online. More people are opting to shop online instead of going to traditional brick-and-mortar stores. When accidents occur involving products purchased online through E-commerce platforms such as Amazon, however, consumers may not know who to hold […]

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Getting Ready to Grill? Read this First

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jun 23, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Backyard grilling accidents occur all too often, and they may result in serious injuries or death. Research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association found that on average between 2014 and 2018, fire departments across the country responded to 10,600 grill-related fires. Barbecues offer a fun way for people to get together with family, friends, […]

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What’s in Store for Illinois BIPA Claims?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Jun 16, 2021   |  Personal Injury

Challenges to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act may significantly impact the outcomes of future claims. Biometrics, or people’s unique biological traits, may include the data contained in retinal scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, and facial geometry. Using technological advancements, businesses and employers may put biometrics to work to aid in areas such as time management, security […]

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Illinois Bill Would Impose 9% Prejudgment Interest in Injury Claims

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  May 21, 2021   |  Personal Injury

In January, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill 3360 that sought to impose a prejudgment interest of 9% per year on wrongful death and personal injury claims. Governor J.B. Pritzker vetoed the bill for several reasons, leading to a few significant changes made to the initial bill. On May 28, the governor signed the […]

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Injured in a Boating Accident?

On behalf of Gordon Law Offices, Ltd.   |  Apr 20, 2021   |  Personal Injury

A person involved in a boating accident caused by a boat defect or negligence can pursue compensation. Boat manufacturers, dealers, operators, and owners should exercise the utmost care to minimize the risk of an accident. If failure to do so results in someone suffering serious injuries in a boating crash, the victim can file a […]

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