Police investigating suicide attempt at Sangamon Co. Jail; former inmate dead

A lawyer for the family of a former Clinton woman who died last week after a suspected suicide attempt in March at the Sangamon County Jail says local and state officials failed to properly care for the woman’s mental illnesses.“I don’t think there’s any question that she shouldn’t have been brought to the jail,” Alan Mills, executive director of the Chicago-based Uptown People’s Law Center, told The State Journal-Register.Mills, a lawyer representing the family of Tiffany Rusher,

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This is most likely become a more prevalent issue due to Illinois funding problems for mental health treatment. The question will be how do you take care of a mentally ill person who may endanger others and herself. Legally the question is did jail personnel follow standard procedure in caring for this mentally ill woman.

Dairy Queen manager charged after Missouri teen’s suicide

Witnesses said the boy, 17, had been bullied for years at school and work before he shot himself outside his home in December.

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This will certainly be a difficult criminal case to prove against the manager. Victim’s family would be able file a civil lawsuit for money damages against the manager, the restaurant and the school district. Matters of proof are often difficult, especially when there are multiple causes of emotional distress that have occurred over the years.

Family of bicyclist killed last week files wrongful death suit – Chicago Tribune

The mother of a recent Loyola University graduate who was fatally struck by a flatbed truck as she rode her bicycle in the city’s Roscoe Village neighborhood last week filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday, claiming negligence by the truck’s driver.

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True that a bicyclist also has a right to the road.

Injury Claims and Medical Bills

When you are injured you need to understand how to handle the medical bills.

Make sure that you get them paid through your medical card, group health insurance, or medical payments coverage.

This will reduce problems with the doctors and hospitals coming after you for unpaid bills.

At the end of the case, you can reimburse your insurance company with the proceeds from the injury settlement.

The insurance company for the party who injured you will most likely not pay any of the bills until the end of the case when it settles the claim with you.

You may also be able to negotiate some of the bills paid through your insurance company to a lower amount. This will put more money in your pocket.

Make sure to consult with an experienced Illinois injury lawyer when you are faced with medical bills from an accident or injury.

Feel free to contact Illinois injury lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Bicyclist, 60, fatally struck by motorcycle in Franklin Park | Chicago Sun-Times

A 60-year-old Chicago man died Monday after he was struck by a motorcycle on his bicycle in west suburban Franklin Park.

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Bicycle riders have the same rights to the road as motorcycles, car and trucks.