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Roundup Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Hits Roadblock

In June, Bayer – the agrochemical company that produces Roundup weedkiller – agreed to terms that would settle a large portion of the pending claims against Monsanto. Bayer had purchased Monsanto, Roundup’s original producer, in 2018. The terms call for...

If I get hurt at work, what benefits am I entitled to under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act?

If you're injured on the job and notify your employer within 45 days, you may be entitled to the following benefits such as medical treatment, TTD, vocational training, and more under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. Keep reading to learn...

How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim in Illinois?

You must report your work injury to your boss within 45 days in Illinois. Generally, if you're injured on the job, you must file a claim for benefits under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act within three years of the date...

UPDATE: HHS Advances to Remove SIRVA from Vaccine Injury Table

In April, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) began the process of removing a type of reaction called Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Since then, the Advisory Committee on Childhood...

Update: U.S. to begin 30,000-person study for potential COVID-19 vaccine

Last month, we discussed an update on the progress made towards a COVID-19 vaccine. At that time, human trials were still on the horizon. Since then, we’ve had more good news. The National Institutes of Health and Moderna, Inc. will...

What is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)?

In 1990, the Department of Health and Human Services developed the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in order to detect and track potentially unsafe vaccines administered in the United States. VAERS is run by the Centers for Disease Control...

Cerebral Palsy Caused by Birth Injury: What You Need to Know

Watching your child grow up with cerebral palsy (CP) can be one of the most challenging experiences in your life. CP makes it difficult for your child to navigate the world on their own, causing stiffness in their legs, arms,...

What is Bayer’s Roundup Settlement Global Offer?

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released findings that showed glyphosate was carcinogenic in humans. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicidal weed killer product. Specifically, clinical studies suggest that glyphosate compounds cause more...

9 Power Tool Safety Tips You Should Know

The summer is here, and many of us are ready to dust off the power tools and finally tackle that long-postponed home improvement project.  Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in...

Vaccine Injury FAQ: Can Vaccines Cause Seizures?

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) compensates families whose loved one experienced rare adverse effects of vaccines. The vaccines that are covered by the VICP are those that are recommended for children and pregnant mothers. Many of the covered vaccinations...