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Legionnaires’ Diagnosis in Manteno

An individual in Illinois was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease on Tuesday, January 4th. The individual is a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. The Veterans Home was contacted by a local hospital alerting them of the resident who tested positive for the disease. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia and is [….]


Major Food Recalls of 2018

Unfortunately, numerous food and drink products were recalled throughout 2018. In fact, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) database, there were 1,928 food and cosmetic recalls throughout this year. Regardless of the strict standards and screenings that the FDA abides by, numerous hidden dangers can sneak into our food, such as, food-borne bacteria [….]


New Years Eve: The Most Dangerous Time on the Road

New Year’s Eve is a fun time to ring in the new year with family and friends, however, according to SafeAuto.com, “there are 71% more crashes with drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor between December 31st at 6 pm and January 1st at 6 am”. On this night, a large number of people are [….]


Andrew Purcell Featured on River Country Radio Station

Senior associate, Andrew Purcell, was featured on River Country radio station in Kankakee where he shared different tips on how to safely drive during the winter season. Andrew stated that it is important to drive slowly, defensively, and pay attention to other cars and trucks around you. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, [….]


U by Kotex Recall

Kimberly-Clark issued a recall for some U by Kotex tampons after a “quality related defect” has caused the tampons to unravel or come apart inside of consumers’ bodies leaving pieces behind. The defect has caused a number of consumers to seek medical attention in order to remove the pieces left inside their bodies. There also [….]


When Companies Value Profits Over People

Today, more and more corporations are recognizing the importance of putting people over profits. This means leaders are understanding that profits come secondary to the value of employees and customers, putting respect, care, and kindness first. The idea is that when employees feel valued, they work harder, with more integrity, and their passions increase significantly. [….]


Driving Safely Around Semi-Trucks

Driving around semi trucks is a daily reality for all drivers. Semis are different than regular vehicles and we have to acknowledge this while sharing the road with them. Driving next to semis can present many dangers on the road, mostly due to the size of the vehicle. Because these vehicles are so large they [….]


Ground Turkey Recall

There has been a recent nationwide recall of ground turkey that is tied to a deadly outbreak of salmonella. Jennie-O has now recalled five different variations of their 1-lb packaged ground turkey, all with “Use by” dates of October 1 or October 2. The result is more than 147,000 pounds of recalled turkey. According to [….]


Senior Associate Patricia Gifford Live on Air

Spiros Law Senior Associate, Patricia Gifford, was recently featured on both the River and Valley radio stations in Kankakee, where she answered questions about nursing home abuse and neglect. Patricia specializes in nursing home litigation and medical malpractice, but her primary focus is nursing home litigation. In the interview, she explains the different signs that [….]


Romaine Lettuce Recall

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising that U.S. consumers do not eat any romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak tied to the lettuce. As of November 20, 2018, there have been 32 people infected with E. coli across 11 different states, including 13 who have been hospitalized. People in California, [….]