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UPDATE: HHS Advances to Remove SIRVA from Vaccine Injury Table

UPDATE AS OF 04/05/2021: The Department of Health and Human Services is in the processing of withdrawing the SIRVA rule change. Read this blog to learn more: https://shannonlawgroup.com/hhs-rescinds-proposal-to-remove-sirva-from-vaccine-injury-table/. If you believe you have a shoulder injury as a result of a...

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...

In Lawsuit Over $100, the Illinois Supreme Court Finds FanDuel Daily Fantasy NBA Contest Is Not Gambling

Did you know that, under Illinois law, if you lose over $50 “by gambling” to another person, you can sue to recover the money?  Under §28-8(a) of the Criminal Code, the loser of a bet “may sue for and recover...

Anticipation and Communication are Keys to Safe Commercial Vehicle Operation

When preparing for your commercial driver’s license (CDL) testing, the single most helpful study aid is your state’s CDL manual. The CDL manual covers many different commercial driving topics ranging from pre-trip inspections to whether your vehicle requires a CDL...

Illinois Appellate Court Decision Demonstrates Heightened Standard for §155 First-Party Bad Faith Claims

In a decision issued on Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Illinois First District Appellate Court further illustrated the distinction between proving a claim is covered under an insurance policy and proving entitlement to damages for an insurer’s bad faith denial...