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Illinois Veterans’ Home -Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Under Investigation

September, 2015. The source of the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak at the Veterans’ Home in Quincy, Illinois remains unknown. The disease has sickened more than 52 residents and employees at the facility […]

INFLATABLE BOUNCY HOUSES AND SLIDES PROVIDE ENJOYMENT AND RISK

It is that time of year when friends and families gather in backyards and parks to barbecue, to spend time together, and to enjoy outdoor activities. One common activity adults use to occupy children’s time is the inflatable bouncy house […]

Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, May 13, 2015. According to multiple news services, federal investigators from the NTSB responded to determine why an Amtrak train derailed outside Philadelphia that killed at least six people and injured up to 100 others. Many passengers remain […]

Dangerous Fuel Gel Recalled

According to ABC News, the government’s product safety watchdog is urging people to stop using decorative fuel gels. The manufacturers of the fuel gels agreed to recall the gels only after the Consumer Product Safety Commission promised it would not show video of the products exploding in a testing lab. The fuel gels have caused […]

Kupets & DeCaro – Providing Trusted Service to Our Referrals

Our business is taking care of your business. Kupets & DeCaro is a law firm with a national reputation built through hard work from referrals in personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights cases. We are especially proud of our experience representing union members and their families.

Make the Roads Safer for Bikers and Pedestrians

It is up to you to make the roads safer for everyone. Below are 5 simple Rules you can follow: 1. Stop for Pedestrians in Crosswalks. Even if there is no sign present, STOP for all pedestrians entering crosswalks. Remember pedestrians have the right of way. 2. Don’t text or talk on your cell phone […]

Firepots and Fuel Gel Cause Serious Injuries

Firepots are advertised as decorative and functional additions to outdoor spaces. They are supposed to be attractive accessories to outdoor gatherings as well as act as an insect repellant. Firepots, and their corresponding fuel gel, are marketed as “people safe” and the “cleanest and safest fuel you can buy.” However, despite the outward facade of innocuous backyard ornament, users […]

Mobile Home Owners Have Rights

Thousands of Illinois residents live in mobile home parks, referred to as Manufactured Home Communities. Illinois government has enacted several laws that govern these parks to ensure a healthful, safe, and enjoyable standard of living. However, many times owners and managers of these communities neglect their responsibilities. When this occurs, residents of these communities have remedies. The Mobile Home Landlord […]

Illinois Worker’s Compensation Reform 2011

Two Senate bills bypassed the Committee process and could very well make their way to a vote on the Senate floor as early as next week. SB 2155 is sponsored by Bill Brady (R) Bloomingtion. Brady’s bill proposes to change the causation standard to limit the compensability of claims under the Act. It intends to […]

Latest Firm Settlement

Parking Garage Death Lawsuit Settled for $700,000 DANVILLE – A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Danville in 2006 was settled for $700,000, according to court documents filed earlier this week in Vermilion County Circuit Court. The lawsuit was filed on April 11, 2006, by the father of Charles Christopher Gaston, 17, who […]

Charges Weighed in Epileptic’s Death

By Eric Ferkenhoff Chicago Tribune Staff Writer HANOVER PARK – There is little dispute that in the minutes before Eric Stetter died, he was pinned face down on a couch under several Hanover Park police officers and paramedics fighting to cuff his hands and legs. What is in question is whether Stetter, diagnosed in 1994 […]

Des Plaines Couple Gets $5 million in Crash

By Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer A Cook County jury awarded John and Debra Krall of Des Plaines $5 million on Wednesday, but John Krall said the money won’t take away the “six years of pure hell” caused when a Des Plaines police car crashed into his wife’s van. Des Plaines city officials said […]

Grayslake Manufacturer Sued in Worker’s Death

By: Ana Mendieta Staff Reporter Chicago Sun-Times A Wakegan woman is charging that a manufacturer of household cleaning products exposed her late husband and other employees to cancer-causing agents without providing any protection. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Josefina Aguilar charges that starting in 1989, Hexagon Packaging Corporation, which makes the tarnish remover Tarn-X and […]

Suit: Factory exposing workers to cancer agents No warnings, shields given to Hispanics

By Susan Chandler Chicago Tribune Staff Writer The commercials were long a staple of late night Chicago TV. A woman easily removing heavy tarnish from a sliver tray with a swipe of Tarn-X or clearing calcium deposits from her cloudy coffee pot with a swirl of CLR. Such miracle cleaning came with warnings, however. Bottles […]