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First Steps After Getting A Dog Bite

First Steps After Getting A Dog Bite According to the CDC, in the United States, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Nearly 1 in 5 of those people require medical attention from the bite. Many households have a pet dog, and although you may think your dog would never bite you, or someone else, all dogs are capable of biting. Any dog can bite, however, the risk of them biting is significantly increased when they are scared, nervous, eating, or protecting toys. In order to prevent dog bites,it is important to recognize the dog’s behavior and...

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Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

Asbestos exposure is the primary risk factor for mesothelioma and it can take 20 to 60 years to develop after exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma can also be contracted by living with someone who comes in contact with asbestos brings the fibers home on their clothing, which over years can put others at risk for developing the cancer. Additionally, if there is a history of mesothelioma in your family, you could possibly be at a higher risk for developing it. SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Some general signs of Mesothelioma include fever, excessive sweating, fatigue, weight loss, blood clots, and loss of appetite. As for...

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Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuits

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Asbestos is a toxic mineral commonly used in many consumer products due to its strength and insulation properties. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s that the health concerns of using asbestos in consumer products were brought up. Asbestos can cause great harm to people and often results in mesothelioma, an entirely preventable form of cancer caused by inhaling asbestos. Many companies that produce products using asbestos were aware of the potential dangers and didn’t warm employees or end users. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit. Even if you aren’t sick it’s a good idea to learn about asbestos...

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6 Things You Should Do After A Motorcycle Accident

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According to NHTSA, motorcyclists only make up about 5% of all drivers. Yet, research shows that fatal motorcycle accidents happened 27 times more often than passenger car occupant accidents in 2017. Therefore, it’s important to know what you should do after a motorcycle accident whether you are the rider, the passenger vehicle driver, or just an innocent bystander. While there are things you can do to protect yourself against a motorcycle accident, even the most careful drivers can find themselves in unavoidable accidents. Immediately after an accident, your adrenaline will be pumping, and you may be in a state of shock. Learning what steps to take now will help...

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Pedestrian Safety in Illinois

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5,987 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2016. This means 1 crash-related pedestrian death every 1.5 hours, on average. Additionally, the Illinois Department of Transportation reported that in the same year, 5,545 people were injured and 136 were killed just in Illinois alone. These accidents can most obviously be caused by pedestrians crossing the street or highway, but they can also happen due to poor vehicle maintenance, sidewalk defects, construction, or other negligible acts. This blog post will go into further detail about who is at risk, common causes, how to prevent a pedestrian-vehicle accident...

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Accidents to Avoid This Winter

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Winter time can be one of the most magical times of year. It’s usually a time for family, holidays and lots of fun. However, there are things to be aware of so that you don’t let an unexpected trip to the ER spoil the fun. According to the National Weather Service, the average high temperature for the winter season in Chicago is only 33.7 degrees with the low being 19.7 degrees, on average. These are prime temperatures for snow and ice which can create many potential dangers and injuries in everyday life. Additionally, many people choose to engage in winter sports and activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding,...

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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Bites

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Dogs can be great companions and add a lot of value to a person’ life. After all, they are man’s best friend. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t require proper training and attention. All dogs are capable of biting and causing serious injury if you’re not careful. According to the American Pet Products Association's 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 60.2 million U.S. households own at least one dog. That’s the highest number of all pet categories. So, it’s clear that majority of America loves dogs and that’s why it’s so important to discuss ways to keep your dog, and the people...

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How to Protect Yourself from A Motorcycle Accident

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People often think of motorcycling as a dangerous hobby. Most parents warn their children to never get on the back of one. While it’s true that motorcycles can be dangerous, there are a lot of people who really enjoy being able to drive the scenic routes of Illinois and take in the unobstructed views from the seat of a motorcycle. However, even careful motorcyclists can easily be involved in an accident, often through no fault of their own. You can reduce your chance of being injured in a motorcycle accident by wearing proper safety equipment and practicing safe driving techniques....

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Back-to-School Accidents to Avoid

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Even though it may feel like summer is coming to an end, the actual end date isn’t until the end of September, so there is still plenty of summer weather to be enjoyed. However, many kids are going back-to-school and there are precautions that should be taken to avoid injuries during this exciting time of year. Chances are at least one member of your family will have some sort of summer injury. Swimming, sunning, travel and even yard care are popular summer activities that can cause a number of easily avoidable mishaps that can keep you away from the fun...

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