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This page will look at civil lawsuits involving the sexual abuse of juvenile inmates at the Illinois Youth Center Joliet (IYC Joliet). IYC Joliet was the scene of widespread inmate abuse and mistreatment, including sexual abuse of juvenile inmates by the staff members who were supposed to be protecting them. The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice had a legal obligation to protect juvenile detainees at IYC Joliet (and other IYC facilities) but negligently enabled the abuse of inmates at Joliet to occur. Civil lawsuits are now being brought by former inmates who were the victims of abuse. 

If you have a potential sex abuse lawsuit against IYC Joliet our Illinois sex abuse lawyers today at 800-553-8082 or get a free online consultation. Our attorneys will fight to get you the overdue compensation that you deserve. 


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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are approximately 4.5 million dog bites annually in the United States. Approximately 800,000 of these bites require medical attention. There are about 40 dog bite fatalities a year in the US.

Being bitten by a dog can result in severe and traumatic injuries. A dog bite lawyer can assist in receiving compensation for damages caused by the injury. Here are some reasons to hire a dog bite lawyer, what to look for in a lawyer, steps to take after a dog bite, and types of damages that can be recovered.


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Under Minnesota law, anyone who has been the victim of sexual abuse or assault can file a civil lawsuit against not just the person who abused them, but also against churches, schools, or other third parties who negligently enabled the abuse to happen. This post will look at the basic elements of a sex abuse lawsuit in Minnesota. We will also analyze the potential settlement value of Minnesota sex abuse lawsuits.

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If you or a family member has been the victim of nursing home neglect, abuse or negligent medical care, you can file civil lawsuit against the nursing home facility and get financial compensation. Nursing home negligence lawsuits are very common. Plaintiffs have a very high rate of success in these cases when they go to trial so most nursing home lawsuits tend to settle fairly quickly.

In this post, our nursing home negligence lawyers will look at the underlying legal theories in nursing home negligence cases. We will explain when you can sue a nursing home, who can sue a nursing home, and what the average settlement value of this cases is.

Suing a Nursing Home for Negligence

Our personal injury firm has handled countless dog bite cases over the years. This has given us first-hand experience with just how much damage the more powerful dog breeds can inflict in just a few seconds. Our experience getting compensation for dog bite injuries has also allowed our attorneys to develop specialized knowledge about which types of dogs have the strongest bite force, making them capable of causing the most harm when they bite.

Although our lawyers are based in Maryland, we handle and accept dog bite cases involving severe injuries nationwide through a network of local partner firms.

What is Bite Force?

Video game addiction has become a growing concern in recent years following the growth of sophisticated, online gaming. Addiction to gaming has caused significant harm to individuals in various age groups and demographics, but particularly to adolescents.

Individuals who have been harmed by video game addiction are now filing lawsuits against the video game manufacturers. The lawsuits seek to hold the gaming companies liable for negligently failing to warn users about the potential for their games to be addictive.

Addiction to Video Games

As a result of the opioid addiction crisis, thousands of babies in the U.S. became addicted to opioids in utero and were born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and suffered opioid withdrawal at birth. Parents of these children are now filing lawsuits against the opioid manufacturers. If your child was diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or opioid withdrawal at birth, contact our national mass tort lawyers today to see if you qualify.

Over the past two decades, the number of opioid prescriptions has nearly quadrupled, fueling the ongoing opioid epidemic that has swept through our nation and brought devastation to countless families and communities. Recent estimates reveal that a baby born addicted to opioids emerges in the U.S. approximately every 19 minutes, with many newborns experiencing drug withdrawal symptoms and potential developmental issues daily.

The blame for this crisis often falls on drug manufacturers and distributors who knowingly played down the risks of opioid painkillers leading to physical dependency. Several pharmaceutical companies have faced repercussions for their deceptive and unlawful marketing of drugs like OxyContin, which, like other opiates, can serve as a gateway to heroin use. The consequences of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) can be profound, potentially resulting in lifelong complications and substantial medical costs that can place significant financial strain on families. You and your baby should not have to endure such traumatic circumstances.

AFFF firefighting foam has been used for decades to put out fires fueled by chemicals like gasoline. New research has shown that prolonged exposure to the chemicals in AFFF can cause cancer, leading to thousands of lawsuits across the country. Anyone who served in the Navy had a high risk of being exposed to AFFF. In this post, we will look at the connection between AFFF and cancer and why men and women and who were in the Navy may have been exposed to AFFF.

About AFFF Firefighting Foam

AFFF (Aqueous Film-Forming Foam) is a type of firefighting foam that is specifically designed to extinguish liquid fuel fires, particularly those involving jet fuels such as JP-5 and JP-8 used in aircraft. AFFF works by forming a film or blanket of foam over the fuel, which suppresses the fire by separating the fuel from oxygen and cooling the fuel surface.

CooperSurgical is currently facing numerous lawsuits stemming from the recall of its embryo culture solution amid concerns that the solution may be causing embryo loss during in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. This product is widely utilized in IVF treatments across fertility clinics worldwide. Despite the recall, CooperSurgical has not issued a public notice or statement regarding the matter. The implications of this situation could be profound, affecting families in America and globally who are left questioning whether their embryo loss was due to this defective product.

The potential impact of this toxic solution on countless affected couples presents a tragic circumstance—not due to chance or the inherent challenges of fertility treatments, but allegedly due to negligence and the distribution of faulty products by CooperSurgical Inc. In essence, a prominent pharmaceutical company released a product into the market that they knew could impair embryo development.

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This page will look at recent sexual abuse lawsuits filed by former patients at the Good Shepard Services mental health treatment center for youth. The lawsuits were filed under the new law CVA law in Maryland and they alleged that the state Department of Juvenile Services negligently failed to prevent young women from being sexually abused at Good Shepard.

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