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Symptoms of a secondary concussive condition

When you incur a concussion in Illinois, you may think that your brain is healed as soon as you stop experiencing symptoms. However, sometimes you may develop a secondary condition called post-concussion syndrome. At the Law Offices of Mathys and Schneid, we know it is important for you to understand the symptoms of this condition.

You may think that you will only develop post-concussion syndrome if you experienced a severe concussion that made you lose consciousness. According to the Mayo Clinic, you may incur this condition even if your concussion was relatively mild. You may sometimes be more likely to have this syndrome if you are older. Additionally, some researchers think that you may be more prone to this condition if you have had post-traumatic stress disorder or depression in the past. Sometimes extremely stressful events in your life can also make it more likely that you may get post-concussion syndrome.

Aurora Ambulance Crashes into Minivan, Hurting 11

11 people were injured when an ambulance T-boned a minivan at Galena Boulevard and West Street in Aurora, on May 16, 2018. The crash occurred around 4:00 p.m. when the ambulance, headed west on Galena Boulevard with the lights and sirens activated, collided with the minivan headed south on West Street.

Mark T. Schneid Wins $315,754.70 Judgment for Client Injured by a U.S. Postal Service Truck

Mark T. Schneid recently obtained a $315,754.70 judgment at trial for our client against the United States of America for a crash caused by a U.S. Postal Service truck driver. The trial took place over several days in January and February 2018, in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, located in Chicago.

Patients get hurt when doctors do not get proper consent

If you have any sort of injury or illness, your doctor may want to give you a certain type of treatment or perform a procedure. However, your doctor cannot simply operate on you or give you medications without your express consent. If your health care provider does not inform you about the risks and rewards of these treatments before you agree to them, you may be able to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice.

However, before you take legal action, it is important to understand the concept of informed consent and get counsel from an attorney. Here are some important facts you should know about giving consent for medical procedures:

Romeoville Man Struck, Killed By Semi-Truck

On May 7, 2018, a Romeoville man was struck and killed on Route 53 near Greenwood Avenue in Romeoville, Illinois. Police say the crash occurred around 3:00 p.m. on Monday when the driver of the semi-truck, a 53 year-old man from Markham, struck the pedestrian as he attempted to cross the street.

Kane County Crash Kills 1, Injures 2

On May 6, 2018, around 11:30 p.m., two cars crashed head-on at Route 47 near Beith Road in Campton Township, Illinois. The Kane County Sheriff's Office reports that Linda Clark was southbound on Route 47, in a Honda Civic, when she crossed over the center dividing line and crashed into a northbound Toyota Highlander.

What to do if you were misdiagnosed

When a doctor makes a mistake and diagnoses you with the wrong condition or illness, it may be the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In addition to a misdiagnosis, another related area is known as failure to diagnose. When one of these factors leads to an injury, a disability or even a death, the circumstances may be the basis for a medical malpractice case.

There are many factors that go into a medical malpractice suit based on a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose. If you feel you may have a case in this area, learn more about misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose. Your circumstances may satisfy the grounds necessary to build a medical malpractice lawsuit and seek compensation for an injury, disability, or the death of a family member.

Incident with Chicago woman shows suddenness of some dog attacks

Most people who go on walks or hikes rarely consider the possibility of a dog attack occurring out of nowhere. Unfortunately for many in Illinois and across the country, this type of scenario is a possibility. People and other pets can be bitten by dogs that are under the control of their owners, but sometimes dangerous dogs are loose on the streets with no owner in sight. When this happens, the results can be devastating.

Reportedly, a 68-year-old woman was walking across the street in Chicago recently when two pit bulls came “from nowhere,” according to a man who tried to help her, and began attacking her in the street. The Good Samaritan first attempted hitting the dogs with his car, then exited his vehicle and tried to lure them off the woman by hitting them with bricks.

Are prescription errors common?

Anytime medicine is involved, proper measurements are crucial. Depending on the type of health need, taking correct dosages at the rights times can be paramount to a patient's well-being. Most Illinois residents who require regular medications understand the importance of the details when it comes to daily routines.

When a professional makes a mistake in the dosage of a prescription, not only can a patient suffer, but a life could be at stake. But first, how common are prescription mix-ups and what can Illinois patients do to prevent them? 

What to do if you are in an accident with a texting driver

It is against the law in Illinois to text while behind the wheel. All drivers cannot use a cellphone while driving, but individuals at least 19 years of age can use a hands-free device. 

It is natural to be upset following a car crash, especially if you know for a fact the other driver was negligently using a cellphone while driving. However, you need to follow the right steps after the accident to have the greatest chance of success recovering damages. 

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    I was struck by a car while cycling and severely, almost fatally injured. A team of excellent medical professionals performed complicated and extensive surgical and medical procedures as part of a successful effort to restore my health....
    -Jeff D.

  2. "Could not have made a better choice"

    We found Mark [Mathys] through the web after an auto accident in October 2011. While selecting someone you don't know to represent you can be a gamble, we could not have made a better choice....
    - Dave

  3. "Very satisfied"

    Mark [Mathys] is very professional. He responds almost immediately, via email, to any question, comment or concern I have and if he is not able to respond right away, he will let me know. I have been very satisfied with Mark so far and I am happy to be his client.
    -Jennifer

  4. "Easy to talk to"

    Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid were very professional and easy to talk to. Prior to working with them, my wife and I had no real experience with the legal system beyond a house closing, yet Mr. Mathys and Mr. Schneid explained the whole process to us very well. I knew that whenever I had a concern about our case or the legal system in general I could call their office or send an email and receive answers the same day... -Larry

  5. "Provided very wise advice"

    I've dealt with attorneys on a variety of issues, almost all of them since leaving college and entering the workplace. Mr. Mathys was the first attorney I had any real experience with, and I was impressed then and remain so. He provided very wise advice and always kept me informed. In the end, he delivered a favorable result. I recommend him highly.
    - Tyler D.

  6. "In-depth knowledge of the law"

    Mark [Schneid] is an excellent and skilled attorney and demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the law when he helped settle my dog bite lawsuit resulting from a traumatic incident. He explained what was needed of me and how I should handle the situation in a professional manner.
    - Karen K.

  7. "They went to bat for me"

    Not long ago I was involved in a car accident where I was hit by a gravel truck at an intersection. After I called Mathys & Schneid, even though I didn't have a very large case, they made me feel like I was one of their most important cases. They went to bat for me with the trucking company's insurance and got me a settlement. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends. -Dan H.

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