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Illinois State Trooper Injured

After an unfortunate and tragic accident, Illinois state trooper Brian Frank is now in a coma in the hospital. He has already undergone surgery for a brain injury he incurred and is expected to have additional surgeries. State Trooper Frank, had stopped on I-55 near Route 30 in Joliet to assist with an accident. While… Read More


Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness Week is observed each year during the first full week in February. It is organized by the American Burn Association and is used as an opportunity for organizations to bring attention to burn and fire awareness and prevention to our communities. This year burn awareness week will focus on electrical safety. A warm… Read More


Safe Driving in Winter Weather

Winter is now in full swing here in the Midwest. We are seeing major winter snowstorms that are covering the Midwest, causing hazardous driving conditions for drivers across the region. The snow, ice, and fog are creating dangerous driving conditions resulting in crashes and interstate congestion on I-72, I-74, and I-57. As winter continues, all… Read More


Red Onions Linked to Salmonella

Following a salmonella outbreak linked to red onions that sickened people across many states, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that a company based in Bakersfield, California is likely the source of the potentially contaminated onions. Throughout the investigation, it was determined that red onions are likely the source of this outbreak, and the… Read More


Employees’ Families Fight for Justice

Families of employees across the country are starting to file the first wave of COVID-19 lawsuits against companies. Employees’ families have alleged that their loved ones contracted lethal cases of COVID-19 at the workplace. Walmart Inc., Safeway Inc., Tyson Foods, and some healthcare facilities were sued for gross negligence or wrongful death. Employees’ families argue… Read More


Importance of Firework Safety

In the midst of summer, July is often known for sunshine, outdoor activities, and Independence Day parties. With these celebrations, fireworks become popular centerpieces. Specifically, with the current social distancing rules and limits on the size of group gatherings, people have turned to fireworks for added entertainment. While fireworks can be exciting and festive, they… Read More


Bagged Salad Linked to Cyclospora Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported over 200 cases of  Cyclospora infections which included 23 hospitalizations so far. Recalls have been issued and the agencies are advising consumers to avoid select store brands of garden salad mixes. So far, the stores suspected to have the contaminated salad… Read More


Roundup Litigation Comes to Multi-Billion Dollar Agreement

Bayer recently announced agreements designed to resolve major Monsanto litigation, including U.S. Roundup product liability litigation, dicamba drift litigation, and PCB water litigation. In addition to these agreements, the company has put in place a mechanism to efficiently resolve potential future claims. Bayer will be making a payment of $8.8 billion to $9.6 billion to… Read More


Johnson & Johnson Discontinues North American Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder

After defending against claims that one of their signature products contained traces of asbestos, Johnson & Johnson has decided to discontinue North American sales of talc-based baby powder. In recent years, consumers of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder, mainly women with ovarian cancer, have filed lawsuits against the company, arguing that the company did… Read More


Jim Spiros Discusses Business Interruption Insurance Claims Live on Air

Founding partner of Spiros Law, P.C., Jim Spiros, recently spoke with the DJ’s on WFAV, WIVR, and WVLI to discuss how our attorneys are still able to represent clients during this time of shelter in place. Jim reiterated how our staff has been able to transition daily operations to remote, home environments by utilizing the… Read More