Recent Chicago Personal Injury News

Chicago’s Lakeview Patch featured an article about the firm’s recent success.

The Glenview Announcements reported on the firm’s record-breaking settlement for client Jerry Powers of Lynwood, Illinois.

Attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard L. Pullano encourage people who suffered side effects after taking the blood-thinning drug Pradaxa to contact the firm for a free legal consultation.

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a blood-thinning drug that is prescribed to reduce the risk of blood clots and strokes. Recently, serious side effects have come to light that should raise concern for anyone currently taking the medication.

According to CBS News, the “FDA is investigating an unusually large number of reports of serious bleeding linked to the drug.” Reuters news agency reports Pradaxa and a similar drug called Xarelto are raising alarm bells in the medical community:

Mathew Siporin has been named to the Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois for 2012.

To be named to this respected list, lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under that they have personally observed in action – including as an opposing counsel or through firsthand courtroom observation. As a result, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Illinois receive this honor.

“I am honored that my peers, adversaries and colleagues respect the professional accomplishments I have achieved over the years,” says Mathew. “I look forward to many, many more success stories in the courtroom for the remainder of my career.”

The Rising Stars lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to

It’s a familiar site in the grocery store aisle: a pallet of boxes filled with jars, cartons, and canned goods, ready to be stocked on the shelves. Oftentimes, these pallets are wrapped with strong, slick plastic to keep the boxes from falling over. Although seemingly harmless, this plastic wrap actually poses a significant hazard for shoppers and employees alike.

Such was the case in December 2007 at a Food 4 Less store in Burbank, a small suburb just south of Chicago. Customer Ruby Banks was headed to the checkout aisle with a container of ice cream when she slipped on a piece of this plastic wrap.

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