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A Glimmer of Hope for Plaintiffs on Health Care Liens

Healthcare liens can trip up plaintiffs and their counsel as well as derail reasonable settlements. Since the Illinois legislature “clarified” the obligations of the parties in the Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/1 et seq., injured victims have generally...

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Sharing Safety Strategies for Shared Vehicles

Looking out over the newly unveiled Chicago Riverwalk the city has never looked more vibrant. It’s alive with boats of every size and shape sharing the waterways, and bikes, Segways and pedestrians sharing the roads, sidewalks and paths. The City of Big Shoulders has...

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Can Civil Damages Right the Wrong of Police Misconduct?

This month our country was stunned by another jury verdict exonerating a police officer for criminal conduct in shooting an innocent black person. Police officer Jeronimo Yanez of St. Anthony Minnesota shot Philando Castile five times during a routine traffic stop in...

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Product Recalls Plague Consumers

Product recalls are constantly in the news these days. Last month four car companies, Toyota, BMW, Subaru and Mazda, settled a class action covering nearly 16 million vehicles that plaintiffs claimed contained defective Takata airbags. The settlement didn’t even...

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Lawyers, Clients and the Matrix of Electronic Communication

The pervasiveness of electronic communication, through emails and texting, or on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and the next new thing, is fraught with challenges for lawyers and litigants. Attorneys have to navigate the terrain on...

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Laird Ozmon Appears Before Illinois Supreme Court

Laird Ozmon Appears Before Illinois Supreme Court
In May Laird appeared before the Illinois Supreme Court as co-counsel in a seminal case involving a class of taxpayers and individuals and institutions who pay foreclosure fees in the State of Illinois.

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American Trial Lawyers

Laird Ozmon recently attended the American Trial Lawyers (ATLA a/k/a AAJ) Board meeting and met with key candidates addressing compelling social justice issues, including Angus King of Maine and Joe Donnelly of Indiana, among others. We pledged our commitment to keep...

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Weight-loss Surgery Led to Woman Losing Her Legs

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) A weight-loss surgery turned into a nightmare and cost a woman both of her legs. CBS Chicago   CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini examines allegations that she was not properly monitored or treated, in part, because she was hospitalized during a...

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The Life of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury claims include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall cases such as falls on sidewalks, in stores, restaurants, or other premises, products liability for defective or unsafe products, professional negligence such as the negligence of a doctor or...

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Beware of Medical Advice Over the Phone

In a heart-breaking case, the Illinois Appellate Court has decided that a six-week-old newborn who died of bacterial meningitis had no patient-relationship with the hospital that advised her parents to give her Tylenol and call her doctor in the morning. Even though...

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Carpenter Awarded $2 Million for Injury

The Herald News After two days of deliberations, a Will County Circuit Court jury returned a $2 million verdict Tuesday night for a Joliet carpenter who suffered severe left hand injuries on a power saw. The verdict for Robert Stukel, 52, of 631 Bethel Drive was...

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$10 Million in Punitive Damages Award – Law Bulletin

By CRIS CARMODY Law Bulletin staff writer A federal jury has ordered Black & Decker to pay $12 million - including $10 million in punitive damages - to a man whose left hand was nearly severed in an accident involving one of the company's power saws. The jury also...

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Court Rules Company Must Pay $7 Million

HERALD NEWS By Les B. Kerr, Herald-News Writer In 1983, bricklayer Jerry Ross cut off his left hand while using a power saw. The hand was reattached in surgery but Ross was disabled. In 1990, a lawsuit was filed in Will County Circuit Court for Ross, 51, of...

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Attorney Laird M. Ozmon Selected as Leading Lawyer

Prominent Joliet injury lawyer Laird M. Ozmon was chosen by his peers to be among the top five percent of all lawyers in Illinois, according to Leading Lawyers Network (Division of the daily legal publication known as The Law Bulletin). Laird Ozmon has concentrated...

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Malpractice Suit Settled for $8 million

Malpractice suit settled for $8 million HERALD NEWS By Charles B. Pelkie HERALD-NEWS STAFF WRITER CHICAGO - A Joliet legal firm recently reached an $8 million settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a former Glendale Heights firefighter who was mistakenly...

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