Rhatigan Law Offices, LLC

Rhatigan Law Offices, LLC Rhatigan Law Offices is dedicated to protecting the rights of those harmed by the negligence of others. It is our mission of to represent individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death cases with integrity and personal attention.
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It is the mission of Rhatigan Law Offices, LLC to protect the rights of those others. It is our goal to achieve fair and full compensation for our clients. We offer years of experience in a wide range of practice areas: animal attacks, aviation liability, construction negligence, FELA, medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, product liability, transportation liability, and wrongful death.

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Nearly two dozen Illinois hospitals will be penalized for having high rates of infection and injuries.
12/21/2015
23 Illinois hospitals penalized for infection rates, injuries

Nearly two dozen Illinois hospitals will be penalized for having high rates of infection and injuries.

CHICAGO -- Twenty-three hospitals in Illinois will be penalized for high rates of infection and injuries. The hospitals will lose 1 percent of their Medicare reimbursements. The Illinois Hospital A...

A new study shows which Illinois hospitals are the safest - and most dangerous - for patients.
11/03/2015
Which Illinois hospitals are safest for patient care?

A new study shows which Illinois hospitals are the safest - and most dangerous - for patients.

This study graded hospitals across the country on safety measures such as foreign objects left in the body and infections contracted while admitted.

The final part of the New York Times series looks at "religious arbitration," where disputes are usually decided out of ...
11/03/2015
In Religious Arbitration, Scripture Is the Rule of Law

The final part of the New York Times series looks at "religious arbitration," where disputes are usually decided out of court based upon religious laws and teachings.

Organizations can compel their customers and employees to resolve disputes in arbitration proceedings bound not by state or federal law, but by religious edict.

Arbitration agreements are becoming increasingly common in everyday life. Unfortunately, these agreements deprive people...
11/02/2015
In Arbitration, a ‘Privatization of the Justice System’

Arbitration agreements are becoming increasingly common in everyday life. Unfortunately, these agreements deprive people of the right to a jury trial. This article provides details about arbitration agreements and their dangers.

Forced individual arbitration often bears little resemblance to court: The rules tend to favor businesses, and judges and juries are replaced by arbitrators whose rulings are difficult to appeal.

A new study reveals that a CTA bus is involved in a collision every 36 hours. In 2014 alone, nearly 500 people were inju...
09/24/2015
Crash Factor: One CTA bus accident every 36 hours

A new study reveals that a CTA bus is involved in a collision every 36 hours. In 2014 alone, nearly 500 people were injured in CTA bus collisions.

After a high profile downtown deadly bus crash this past summer the I-Team uncovered hundreds of accidents involving CTA buses citywide.

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09/24/2015

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In another auto-related recall, Graco recently announced a recall of 3.8 million child safety seats.
02/13/2014
Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

In another auto-related recall, Graco recently announced a recall of 3.8 million child safety seats.

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.

Nearly 20 people in North Carolina have been exposed to a rare, deadly brain disease because surgical instruments were n...
02/11/2014
18 Patients May Have Been Exposed To A Fatal Brain Disease

Nearly 20 people in North Carolina have been exposed to a rare, deadly brain disease because surgical instruments were not properly sanitized.

By Colleen Jenkins and Marina Lopes WINSTON-SALEM, N.C./NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Eighteen neurological patients in North Carolina may have been exposed to an incurable and fatal disorder similar to "mad cow" disease wh...

Interesting article regarding the number of hours truck drivers can spend behind the wheel.
01/30/2014
Fatal crash exposes weaknesses in federal safety rules

Interesting article regarding the number of hours truck drivers can spend behind the wheel.

A trucker accused of plowing into emergency vehicles, killing an Illinois Tollway worker and critically injuring a state trooper this week, had been near the end of a marathon shift of more than 36 hours, prosecutors alleged Wednesday.

A "nightmare bacteria" has been discovered at a local hospital.  A total of 44 people in northeastern Illinois have been...
01/10/2014
Superbug found at suburban hospital

A "nightmare bacteria" has been discovered at a local hospital. A total of 44 people in northeastern Illinois have been infected with Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), the bacteria at issue. It is believed the infections occurred between January and September 2013.

A north suburban hospital made a public plea Thursday that any patient who underwent a specific endoscopic procedure between January and September 2013 return for a free screening after a highly drug-resistant strain of bacteria was found on some of the scopes.

Kia's recall covers vans in 21 states, including Illinois.
11/21/2013
Kia Recalling About 80,000 Vans to Fix Suspensions

Kia's recall covers vans in 21 states, including Illinois.

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling nearly 80,000 Sedona minivans (2006- 2012) in the U.S. due to a faulty suspension part that can break and cause drivers to lose control of the vehicles, The Associated...

Several people were injured after a collision involving a Pace bus this morning on the inbound Stevenson Expressway.
11/01/2013
Pace Bus, 2 Cars Collide on Inbound Stevenson

Several people were injured after a collision involving a Pace bus this morning on the inbound Stevenson Expressway.

Pace buses use the shoulder along the Stevenson as part of a program expanded earlier this year due to high demand from riders.

An excellent overview of the myths surrounding tort reform.
10/29/2013
Can Obamacare Improve Patient Safety? Tort Reform Hasn't.

An excellent overview of the myths surrounding tort reform.

The goal of Obamacare is to make healthcare available to everyone. Access and affordability are the keywords that come up in any internet search. Implicit in that promise is “quality” care. Unfortunately, the quest for improved patient safety has been subsumed in the din of partisan bickering. An...

Illinois is a leader in an unfortunate category.
10/23/2013
Illinois - Nursing Home Report Cards

Illinois is a leader in an unfortunate category.

Key Findings Illinois nursing homes hired the fewest frontline caregivers in the nation as facilities provided little more than two hours of direct resident care per day. One in four nursing Illinois nursing homes cited a severe deficiency. Illinois attempted to offset abysmal frontline staffing wit...

An interesting look at the well-known "McDonald's coffee" case.
10/22/2013
Video: Scalded by Coffee, Then News Media

An interesting look at the well-known "McDonald's coffee" case.

In 1992, Stella Liebeck spilled scalding McDonald’s coffee in her lap and later sued the company, attracting a flood of negative attention. It turns out there was more to the story.

RLO is now on twitter.  Follow us!
10/14/2013
Rhatigan Law Offices (Rhatigan_Law) on Twitter

RLO is now on twitter. Follow us!

The latest from Rhatigan Law Offices (@Rhatigan_Law). Chicago personal injury attorneys advocating for injured people and their families. Chicago, IL

Tons of great information at today's Illinois Trial Lawyers Association seminar. RLO attorneys know the importance of st...
10/14/2013

Tons of great information at today's Illinois Trial Lawyers Association seminar.

RLO attorneys know the importance of staying up to date on the latest developments in the law.

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