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What is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?

What is a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury?

Coup contrecoup, also known as coup countercoup, is a specific type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The term is derived from the French words that effectively translate to ‘blow’ and ‘counterblow,’ or backlash, and similar terms have been used to describe injuries...

What is Implied Consent in Healthcare?

What is Implied Consent in Healthcare?

Being injured due to negligent care you haven’t been able to consent to can be traumatizing. Read more to learn about implied consent and your rights.

How is Fault Determined in a T-Bone Accident In Illinois?

How is Fault Determined in a T-Bone Accident In Illinois?

T-bone accidents, which are also often referred to as side-impact or broadside collisions, are one of the most dangerous types of crash. As of 2019, t-bone accidents accounted for 18% of all traffic fatalities. T-bone crashes are caused by many of the same factors as...

What is Failure to Diagnose and Why Does it Matter?

What is Failure to Diagnose and Why Does it Matter?

In 2018, research showed that medical errors were the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind only heart disease and cancer. Yes, you read that right — around 195,000 Americans die of preventable mistakes in hospitals every year. There are several...

How to Calculate Pain and Suffering After Personal Injury in Illinois

How to Calculate Pain and Suffering After Personal Injury in Illinois

What is Pain & Suffering in Illinois? Illinois defines pain and suffering as the emotional and physical distress that occurs from a physical injury. In any personal injury claim, you have economic damages (e.g., medical bills and lost wages) and non-economic...

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Wrongful Death Claim in Illinois?

When a loved one dies due to the wrongdoings or negligence of someone else, it is not uncommon to feel a deep sense of sadness and yearn for some form of justice. This is why the State of Illinois makes it possible to sue for wrongful death in an effort to obtain...

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