One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue?The number of homes with multiple recipients has risen, especially among the poor. | The Washington Post

A family on the fringes prays for the ‘right diagnoses.’

Source: One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue?The number of homes with multiple recipients has risen, especially among the poor. | The Washington Post

Points to the nature of heredity in mental illness. Also when you look a map of disability across the United States there are concentrated regions. Lower educated who work in manual labor jobs will become disabled at a higher rate as they age.

Critically injured boy was unsecured before crash threw him from car, St. Louis police say | Law and order | stltoday.com

Driver of other car ran away.

Source: Critically injured boy was unsecured before crash threw him from car, St. Louis police say | Law and order | stltoday.com

Illinois law does not allow failure to wear a seat belt as a defense. Varies from state to state. This matters because if it is a defense it may result in a zero verdict or a dramatic reduction.

 

Senate Committee Passes Bill After Emotional Testimony From Hastert Victim

Emotions ran high at the state capitol as a child sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert lobbies for changing the rules on prosecuting child predators.Hastert, the former House Speaker, is serving time at a federal prison for his hush-money case. Hastert plead

Source: Senate Committee Passes Bill After Emotional Testimony From Hastert Victim

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You cannot argue against removing the statute of limitations against child predators. Do not let them hide behind any procedural walls.

3-year-old girl dies in Springfield apartment blaze – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

A 3-year old child died from smoke inhalation early today in a small fire at an apartment building in Springfield, while the mother and two other children

Source: 3-year-old girl dies in Springfield apartment blaze – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL

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Tragic event.

In situation such as this you must prove that something about the apartment layout prevented the child from escaping. Or that required safety features were not provided. Or that a defective product caused the fire.