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Injury Dictionary: Paralysis

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Briefly defined, paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It can be localized or generalized, partial or complete, temporary or permanent. Paralysis can affect any part of your body at any time in your life, and if you experience it, you probably won’t feel pain in the affected area(s). Symptoms […]

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Accidents Caused by Distracted Drivers

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Distracted drivers cause a staggering number of serious accidents on our roads and highways. In reality, distracted drivers are the leading cause of most automobile accidents today. As experienced car accident lawyers in Chicago, we have handled many automobile accidents caused by either driver distractions or driver inattentiveness. Common driver distractions include: Talking on a […]

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The Costs of Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on September 19th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

At the Shea Law Group we are personal injury lawyers, and in our 20 years of practice we have become aware of the frightening costs of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Annually, about 1.7 million Americans suffer TBIs, and unfortunately, the effects are not always visible and frequently go unreported and untreated. Further, compared to all […]

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Signs of Medical Misdiagnosis

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

At the Shea Law Group, we are medical malpractice lawyers, and like many of you we have become increasingly concerned with the threat posed by medical misdiagnosis. Diagnosis is one of the most fundamental skills a medical student is supposed to master and then develop further as a resident and then as a practicing physician. […]

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Should I Go to The Hospital For Minor Injuries Due To Negligence?

Posted on August 29th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

When you’ve been injured due to negligence, you’ll eventually want to talk to an injury lawyer. But you may have questions before you talk to an injury lawyer. A common one we hear is whether the victim of negligence should go to the hospital for minor injuries. Truly, even disregarding the legal aspect of it, […]

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Prevent Car Accidents—and costly repairs—with Proper Maintenance

Posted on August 17th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

You can do everything right behind the wheel, but if you’re not maintaining your vehicle, you could be at risk. From blown tires to overheated engines, if an issue with your car strikes at just the wrong time it could lead to a serious accident. And even if you had no way of preventing that […]

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Coping with A Loved One’s Brain Injury

Posted on August 7th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

One of the most heartbreaking things we see as a brain injury lawyer is the effect that brain injuries have on families. The damage from brain injuries is often irreversible. At best, the quality of life of the victim is diminished. At worst, the victim loses part of what makes them who they are. We’ve […]

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Worker's Comp for Healthcare Workers: What You Need to Know

Posted on July 27th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

Healthcare workers face a unique set of circumstance in their daily work life. As such, they face a unique variety of health and safety risks such as bloodborne pathogens, drug exposure, and x-ray hazards, to name a few. Facing such risks, healthcare workers should be educated about workers’ compensation. Workers’ comp lawyers at the Shea […]

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Car Accident Legal FAQ

Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

The legal repercussions of car accidents can be quite complicated. As a car accident lawyer, the Shea Law Group has compiled five of the most frequently asked questions regarding the legal implications of car accidents. These questions will give you some general guidelines on how to handle a car accident, but you should consult a […]

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Adding Insult to Injury: Signs You Hired a Bad Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on July 17th, 2017 by Joseph Shea

If you’ve been injured and need to hire a lawyer to pursue compensation on your behalf, you’re already in a tough spot. It would be nice if you could assume that the personal injury lawyer you hired will be a professional, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. This post will cover some of the […]

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