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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, [….]


Holiday Driving Safety Tips

Holidays are meant to be a joyful and relaxing time, but the holiday season is accompanied by a large increase in accidents on the nation’s highways. Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday travel season, meaning there are significantly higher amounts of traffic on the roads starting now and ending after New Years. As the number of [….]


Steps to Take After a Car Accident

According to Illinois Crash Facts and Statistics of 2016, Kankakee County had a total of 2,344 car accidents, with 21 being fatal and 663 resulting in injury. Car accidents are among the most common types of crashes that result in fatalities or injuries, and that is no exception in Kankakee County. No matter how many [….]


Medical Malpractice Does Not Discriminate

Medical malpractice is defined as harm to a patient by a doctor, who does not competently perform their medical duties. This is extremely common across the United States today, in fact, it is currently the third leading cause of death in America. Medical malpractice is universal and it affects people in every socio-economic group, from [….]


Unfortunate Car Accident Kills Two in Homer Township

A fatal accident occurred in Homer Township, Illinois on Sunday, October 21st around 9:30 p.m. Illinois State Police said a 62-year-old man in a Porsche Boxster was driving northeast on Archer Avenue when he crossed the center lanes and slammed head-on into a Toyota Tercel driven by a 36-year-old woman. The man was taken to [….]


Aetna under investigation after exec admits to denying care without reviewing patient records

A former medical director at Aetna, the third-largest health insurance provider in the United States, admitted under oath that he approved and denied patient’s care without reviewing their medical records. According to reports by CNN and Fortune magazine, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is now investigating Dr. Jay Ken Iinuma. Jones said of the investigation: [….]


As farming remains a deadly career, experts urge the use of ROPS and a seatbelt

The risks of farming have decreased significantly over the past 50 years, dropping from 60 to 18 deaths per 100,000. Even so, farming lags behind similarly dangerous jobs, where recent technology has allowed their mortality rates to reach even lower. In 2015, 11 Illinois residents died while working the land, and as temperatures rise, more [….]