Norovirus Outbreak in Mokena

August 12, 2010

I have written about food poisoning in small venues before and here we have more on that issue.

Yesterday, along with Gary Newland, a Chicago-area personal injury lawyer, we filed suit on behalf of Anita Fowler for a food poisoning illness that she developed after eating at a wedding reception held at Di Nolfo’s banquet hall in Mokena, Illinois. Will County health officials are investigating a number of illnesses (reports of more than 50 people sickened) that are apparently linked to the outbreak. At least one person has tested positive for norovirus, which would seem to fit under the circumstances of this large outbreak. Multiple people required hospitalization for treatment of their illnesses.

via Food Poison Journal.

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Highway Markers for Fatal Accident Victims

August 12, 2010

Well, this is an interesting way to remind drivers on the road to slow down or pay more attention. I have often seen the unofficial memorial markers reminding people and drivers that a vehicle is a deadly instrument to be operated with care. I think this is good law.

Illinois families who lose a loved one because of a fatal car accident will have a new way to memorialize the victim and the location of the crash under a new state law.The memorial marker program would allow families to purchase signs that would be installed by the Illinois Department of Transportation near the site of the accident.Families already often place informal, unofficial memorials at the site of accidents. If the memorial is small and not distracting, the department generally leaves it alone.The new program signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday is similar to one already in place for victims of drunken driving accidents.

via New law allows highway markers for fatal accident victims.

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The World Is Better Off With Lawyers

August 5, 2010

A World Without LawyersThe best video clips are here

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