Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • Common Questions About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

    Deep vein thrombosis can be complicated. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. want to help our clients understand more. Here are some of the common questions people ask regarding DVT. What is deep vein thrombosis and how ...
  • The Illinois Bar Foundation honored Todd Smith with the 2015 Distinguished Award for Excellence at its annual gala fundraiser. Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. would like to congratulate Todd Smith on his recent Distinguished Award for Excellence. The ...
  • 4 Ways Misdiagnosis Occurs

    If a patient goes into a hospital, medical clinic, or any physician’s office, it is reasonable for them to expect a high standard of care. This includes proper diagnosis of any issues that may be present in the patient. When misdiagnosis occurs, it ...
  • Five in Critical Condition After Chicago Crash

    In a two car accident on Friday, October 23, 2015, five people were critically injured on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The accident occurred in the early morning hours and caused the Chicago Transit Authority to reroute their #73 Armitage and #54 ...
  • The village of Burnham has hired Power Rogers & Smith’s Devon Bruce to represent their suit against two accounting firms who failed to detect wire fraud that cost clients thousands of dollars. On October 20, 2015, the village of Burnham filed a ...
  • Failure to Detect and Treat Abnormal Bleeding

    In a number of situations, bleeding is a perfectly normal occurrence. In fact, it is expected. There are other times, however, when bleeding occurs in locations on the body or because of certain factors that are not normal and they can be confused as ...
  • 7 Signs of Deep Vein Thrombosis

    Normally forming in the thigh or lower leg, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot develops in a vein well beneath the surface of the skin. This is a serious condition that can cause severe health issues. It is important to make sure you ...
  • Long-Term Dangers of Surgical Errors

    Anytime an individual is schedule to undergo surgery, it can be a bit intimidating. The doctor performing the surgery is expected to have the proper training and precision to complete any type of procedure without causing an issue. This isn’t always ...
  • This year marks the sixth year in a row that Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. came in first place in Illinois for Chicago Lawyer magazine’s Annual Settlement Survey. Chicago Lawyer has ranked our firm number one since 2010. Throughout our firm’s history, ...
  • After deliberating for just 2.5 hours, a jury returned a $10.4 million verdict for our client, a patient who experienced amputation of their left hand and amputation of toes from both feet due to a medication overdose while in the ICU. Power Rogers & ...
  • For many soon-to-be-mothers, pregnancy can be both a joyous and scary time. There are so many questions that these women have and getting the answers they need can go a long way towards easing the stress involved. Unfortunately, accidents can happen ...
  • What is Locked-In Syndrome?

    One of the most terrifying conditions is locked-in syndrome. This is a situation in which the body’s voluntary muscles — possibly except for the eyes — are paralyzed. The patient cannot communicate; they cannot move. It is a condition with many ...
  • Understanding Cerebrovascular Accidents

    Also known as CVA, cerebrovascular accident is a serious medical problem that requires emergency attention. This is something that is more commonly known as a stroke. When this occurs, it means that an artery that leads to the brain has been blocked ...

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