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Lake County e-cigarette lung cancer lawyerOver the past decade, electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes or vape pens) have exploded in popularity. One of the primary reasons the use of these devices has increased is because they have been marketed as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, new research has called the safety of e-cigarettes into question, and in recent months, a large number of people have experienced lung injuries and diseases after using vaping devices. 

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Lung Cancer

While nicotine is the chemical in cigarettes that leads to addiction, it is generally not considered to be a carcinogen, and other substances in tobacco are believed to cause lung cancer for smokers. Because of this, e-cigarettes which are used to deliver nicotine were thought to be safer to use. However, a new study has found that inhaling e-cigarette vapor may also lead to lung cancer.

In the study, mice were exposed to e-cigarette vapor that contained nicotine for 20 hours per week over the course of 54 weeks. 22.5% of the mice developed lung cancer, and 57.5% of the mice experienced abnormal cell growth in the bladder, which is a condition that often leads to cancer. Another group of mice was exposed to e-cigarette vapor that did not contain nicotine, and none of these mice developed cancer. According to the researchers, a human who regularly used e-cigarettes for three to six years would experience a similar level of exposure to what was experienced by the mice.

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Chicago dog attack injury lawyerDogs can be wonderful companions. However, before anyone gets a dog, they should fully understand the liability risks dogs present and get adequate amounts of insurance as well. This is because a dog bite or attack can result in severe, permanent, and life-threatening injuries to victims. This was illustrated recently in an incident that took place in a suburb on the north side of Chicago. In September 2019, a man came to a home to provide a tree-trimming estimate, but when he got out of his truck, he was viciously attacked by the three dogs owned by the family. The man suffered severe wounds to his face, arms, and legs, and he was nearly killed.

Confusion exists about when and to what extent the dog owner is responsible in these types of tragic incidents. Is the owner liable for injuries caused by their dog even if the dog never displayed any dangerous tendencies? What if the animal was a rescue dog, and the owner was unaware of the full extent of the dog’s bite history? As a result, it is important to understand how Illinois law addresses dog bite liability in these cases.

The Illinois Animal Control Act

In some states, a dog’s owner is only liable for injuries caused by their pet if they were aware that the dog was aggressive or dangerous. The laws in these states are often called “one bite free” laws, since the owner will often not be held responsible the first time their dog bites someone. However, Illinois is not one of these states. The law in Illinois is very different, and dog owners can be liable even if their family pet has never attacked anyone.

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Cook County personal injury attorneys, personal injury lawyer, car accident, car accident evidence, Chicago personal injury attorneyCar accidents are scary, overwhelming and stressful events for people to experience. After a car accident, you will likely be shaken up and unsure of how best to proceed as you deal with injuries and property damage. While you are experiencing pain and trying to deal with your injuries, you may need to deal with insurance companies, fill out police reports, arrange to have your vehicle repaired and try to find alternative means of transportation to your doctors’ visits. In the midst of all this overwhelming activity, proving that another driver is “at fault” or “liable” for your injuries may be the last thing on your mind. However, valuable evidence necessary to protect your rights can be lost by not acting quickly. This is why you need a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side who understands how to gather the evidence that will help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

The Value of An Experienced Attorney

It is important to secure the services of an attorney as soon as possible after an accident for two primary reasons. First, by hiring an experienced attorney immediately allows you to be solely focused on recovering from your injuries. Second, as time passes, valuable evidence necessary to prove your case can be forever lost. The experienced attorney knows exactly what steps need to be taken in order to fully protect your rights and preserve this valuable evidence. By hiring an experienced attorney that you trust and has a track record of obtaining great results, you know that the lawyer is taking the necessary steps on your behalf. For example, experienced lawyers will visit the scene of the crash and conduct a thorough inspection, which would include obtaining following:

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