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Archive for Month: December 2017


Tax Consequences in Personal Injury Cases

Tax season is around the corner.  If you have a current claim or case pending for which you are seeking money damages as the result of injuries sustained due to the negligence of a third party, you should consider how a potential settlement or judgment may impact your income tax […]


What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a system of benefits provided by law to most workers who have job-related injuries or diseases. These benefits are paid regardless of fault. Each state has its own workers’ compensation law. Illinois’ law first took effect in 1912, creating an administrative court system now called the Illinois […]


The Relation Back Doctrine, Medical Malpractice Statute of Repose, and the Wrongful Death Act – – It’s All Relative

In a case of first impression, the Illinois Supreme Court had to reason with the interplay between the ‘relation back’ statute, the medical malpractice statute of repose and the wrongful death act; each statute carrying a different time period of limitation to file certain claims. In Illinois, the ‘relation back’ […]