Few people would ever want to suffer an injury because of someone else’s negligence. But even though this is the case, we often take comfort in the fact that we have the right to seek compensation for our injuries and hold the guilty party responsible for their actions.
Mesothelioma is not just a problem here in Illinois but in states across the nation as well. But because this particularly rare cancer can sometimes take years to develop, it's often not realized until later in life. By this time, it's difficult to pinpoint what caused the cancer in the first place. This means that some people and their loved ones never receive compensation for their injuries, even if this was due to someone else's negligence.
According to a recent report released by the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out over $200 million in wrongful death claims to the families of veterans who died while under its care during the past decade.
Swans are beautiful, graceful creatures. We come across them every now and then, gliding effortlessly across shimmering water, and they seem so peaceful and serene. But looks can be very deceiving. Swans can be incredibly dangerous because they are naturally territorial and aggressive animals. A recent wrongful death lawsuit filed by an Illinois woman seems to be an important reminder of this.
As the investigation into GM’s knowledge of the ignition switch defect that has been linked to several accidents moves forward, some settlements that GM made with families of those killed may be reopened. Illinois residents and those around the country have most likely been keeping an eye on this ongoing national story, which continues to grab headlines.
It may be too little too late. But in the wake of GM’s recent recall of cars due to ignition problems, after reportedly being aware of the problems for about a decade, the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would make information available to the public when automobile manufacturers learn of possible defects in their products.