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December 2010 Archives

Welcome to Our Chicago, Illinois, Personal Injury Law Blog

The experienced trial attorneys at Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., are excited to welcome you to our new and improved Personal Injury Law Blog. Through our Blog, we will be attempting to educate members of the public about personal injury law and how personal injury cases benefit the public by enforcing the community's safety standards which are meant to keep us all safe.

Consumer Wins Major Legal Battle Against Prosthetic Hip Manufacturer

In recent years medical device manufacturers have increasingly been using what is known in the industry as "federal preemption" defenses to defeat personal injury lawsuits soon after they are filed. In many of these cases dismissal comes so fast the manufacturer is not even required to produce a single document addressing whether the medical device was made as it should have been.

Jury awards $2M to injured factory worker

On December 6, 2010, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, an eight member jury returned a verdict of $2,003,002.58 in favor of Rita Thakore, a 54 year old woman from Hoffman Estates, Illinois.  Ms. Thakore was represented by Michael L. Teich and Joshua L. Weisberg of Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., who acted as co-lead counsel at trial.  The verdict was featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

The NTSB Updates Its 'Most Wanted' List Of Transportation Safety Improvements; Underscores The Critical Changes Needed To Reduce Transportation Accidents And Save Lives

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency created in 1967 to investigate transportation accidents and promote transportation safety. The NTSB recently issued its updated Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. The list highlights important safety actions that federal transportation agencies and all 50 States need to take to prevent accidents and save lives.

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