Posted on August 30th, 2011
Last week, engineering contractors began looking into the tragic stage collapse in Indianapolis that killed 7 and injured 40 earlier this month. The accident occurred at the Indiana State Fairgrounds before a Sugarland concert.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also be conducting investigations into the stage collapse. At least 2 event workers were killed in the devastating accident.
In the first premises liability lawsuits concerning the stage collapse, attorneys suggest that there were no permits or inspections involved in the setting up of the stage. One lawyer said of the accident, “This was a terrible tragedy that could and should have been prevented; the responsible parties must be held to account.”
Posted on August 23rd, 2011
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is a 2-week drunk driving enforcement program being held across the state of Illinois from August 19-September 5. The Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation, and many local law enforcement agencies in the state will be participating in the effort.
In addition to drunk driving, officers will be looking out for drivers not wearing seat belts and speeding drivers. The enforcement program will have over 200 roadside checks set up all over the state.
Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau stated, “Illinois State Police want motorists to arrive at their final destinations safely during the holiday weekend and will be targeting designated areas looking for speeders, seatbelt violators, and DUI offenders. Violating these laws can result in fines and possible jail time and will be treated as criminal acts by the police and court system.”
To learn more about defending a traffic violation or drunk driving charge, contact the Champaign traffic violation defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on August 16th, 2011
Approximately 30 percent of medical malpractice payments are made to victims of a wrongly diagnosed heart attack. Furthermore, around 2 to 5 percent of patients experiencing a heart attack at a hospital are inappropriately sent home because hospital staff failed to recognize that they were having a heart attack.
A recent study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that chest pain severity is not an indicator of heart attack. In addition, researchers found that chest pain duration was not an indicator either.
The study analyzed the severity of the pain and the duration of the pain experienced by 3,300 patients entering the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with chest pain. Researchers followed the patients for 30 days after their arrival at the hospital.
In examining the patients, the researchers concluded that patients experiencing more severe chest pain were not more likely to suffer a heart attack than patients experiencing less severe chest pain. Also, patients experiencing longer-lasting chest pain were not more likely to suffer a heart attack than patients experiencing chest pain for shorter durations.
If someone you love has been the victim of a wrong diagnosis or other form of medical malpractice, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices by calling 217-328-6000 today.
Posted on August 9th, 2011
University of Illinois linebacker Ashante Williams was arrested early last Saturday morning at around 1:30 a.m. for driving under the influence.
The football player was arrested just off of the university’s campus in Urbana. Williams became a drunk driving suspect after an officer pulled him over for a separate traffic violation.
Police reports indicate that the linebacker had a difficult time completing a field sobriety test and admitted to having consumed alcohol. Officers took Williams to the Champaign County Jail. He was released just hours later on a $100 bail.
Officials with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Fighting Illini football team have indefinitely suspended Williams from playing.
If you have been charged with a DUI, contact the Champaign drunk driving defense lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about how we can help defend you.
Posted on August 4th, 2011
Champaign police officers are charging a Paxton man for leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. The accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. last Thursday north of Bradley Avenue on North Mattis Avenue.
Police reports indicate that the 37-year old Paxton driver rear-ended a 32-year old Champaign woman’s vehicle when it was stopped in the southbound lanes of North Mattis.
After the accident, witnesses told police they saw the man get out of his vehicle and hop a fence into a nearby apartment complex. Officers were able to find and arrest the driver shortly after he fled the scene of the accident.
The Champaign woman suffered head, neck, and arm injuries and was taken to Carle Hospital for treatment.
If you or someone you love has suffered injuries due to another party’s negligence, contact the Champaign personal injury lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.