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Injury Law Firm Serving Illinois For More Than 40 years
People are often leery of personal injury law firms. We are here to set the record straight; we are not an ambulance chasing law firm. Instead, we are committed to providing high-caliber legal service to accident victims and injured workers. For more than 40 years, the attorneys at our law firm have proven fault and held negligent parties responsible in complex personal injury cases.
We have obtained more than $400 million in compensation for accident victims and more than $100 million for injured workers. But, we handle cases of all sizes — not just the high-dollar-value cases. The attorneys at our law firm are committed to fighting for maximum compensation for our clients and their families.
Spotlighting The Tactics Of Insurance Companies And Third Parties
Insurance companies and third parties vigorously fight against accepting any fault. Their top priority is to make themselves look good, while maximizing profits for their shareholders. The articles below highlight questionable tactics in the personal injury industry. Our role is to keep you informed while protecting your rights.
- How Brain Injuries Deprive People of a Sense of Free Will
Studies of patients with unusual neurological conditions reveal brain networks that contribute to feelings of agency. Click here to read more.
- Sued Over Old Debt, and Blocked from Suing Back
Debt buyers are using the courts to sue consumers and collect debt, then preventing those same consumers from using the courts to mount a challenge. Click here to read the NY Times article.
The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association recently began a radio campaign in support of the Lebron medical malpractice decision in which the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the 2005 medical malpractice cap law unconstitutional. The ad also addresses the need for real insurance reform in the state.
- At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing
This in-depth New York Times article showcases the many problems facing nursing homes today and how more and more homes are neglecting their patients in favor of profits. Click here to read the story.
- Ruling May Unlock Key Data on Doctors
An order to release Medicare files might help patients choose physicians. Medical experts say the records don’t tell the whole story. Will it work? Click here to read the story.
- An Insurer in the Grip of Greed
A well respected personal injury attorney, David Berardinelli, gives an inside look at how one major insurance company abandoned its obligations to its customers. Click here to read more.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Release Another Misleading “Study” Attacking the Civil Justice System
Various studies focus findings on how corporate America views the civil justice system and pays less attention to consumers. Click here to read more.
- MYTHBUSTER! The “McDonald’s Coffee Case”
Everyone’s heard of it… A woman was scalded by her McDonald’s coffee and sued the company for millions of dollars. It’s been portrayed in the media as a frivolous lawsuit. Click here to learn the truth about this case.
- Lawsuits Help Guarantee Drug Safety, Doctors Say
According to authors of a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, lawsuits can serve as “a vital deterrent” and protect consumers if drug companies don’t disclose risks. Click here to read more.
*Reprinted with permission of the American Association for Justice, 1050 31st Street, Washington, DC 20007, http://www.justice.org/.
- Doctors banned by hospitals often keep medical licenses, a USA TODAY investigation shows
From a USA TODAY report, Doctors are keeping licenses despite mistakes
Doctors banned by hospitals often keep medical licenses, click here to read more
- A USA TODAY study found that tens of thousands of times each year, patients undergo surgery they don’t need.
Patients are being wheeled into operating rooms for procedures they do not need. Click here to read more.
- BRIAN GOLDMAN, MD: Doctors Make Mistakes. Can We Talk About That?
Brian Goldman, MD talks about the reasons why doctors should be allowed to talk about their mistakes. Click the link above to read more.
- Center for Justice & Democracy Releases New Study: True Risk: Medical Liability, Malpractice Insurance and Health Care
The study’s major findings show some surprising results, including medical malpractice premiums being at their lowest in 40 years, as well as down 45 percent since 2000.
- The Whole Truth About Medical Malpractice and Insurance
The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association published a paper on the myths insurance companies propagate against trial lawyers. Click here to read more.
- Insurance Companies Fight Law on Punitive Payouts
A Washington state referendum aims to disrupt a new insurance law. If it succeeds, insurance company customers will finally be treated fairly. Click here to read the story.
- A Hundred Thousand Dead Because of Carelessness
Hospital accidents result in 100,000 deaths each year. How is this possible? Click here to read the story.
- New York City Puts Hospital Error Data Online
The nation’s largest public health system now posts data on its website that relates to doctor and hospital errors. Could this help crack open the mysterious health care system in America? Click here to read the story.
- Why Pay for Mistakes?
This boston.com article explains how a recent Medicare announcement comes as a long overdue wake up call for American hospitals. Click here to read the story.
At Kanoski Bresney, we are the largest personal injury law firm serving central Illinois. We have vigorously protected clients’ rights for more than 40 years. Our client commitment starts at the very beginning of the legal process. We believe every one has the right to know what’s really happening in the civil justice system. We provide clients with invaluable information so they can make the best legal decisions for themselves and their family.