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As you live your daily life, you try to stay safe and healthy in different ways: from following traffic regulations and wearing protective equipment at work sites to attending your doctor’s appointments. However, accidents can happen, and even the most careful of people can get hurt as a result of someone else’s negligence.

If you have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of another party in Illinois, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. With the help of a Chicago personal injury lawyer, you can receive fair compensation for the expenses and losses you’ve incurred due to the injury. 

The steps you’ll have to take will be unique to your case. To give you an idea of how to file a personal injury claim, here’s a quick overview of what you have to do and what you can expect through the process. 

Suffering from any life-altering injury, regardless of the cause, can be devastating and overwhelming. Aside from the physical pain and emotional suffering it has caused , you may also have to deal with other consequences like costly medical care, lost wages, and emotional trauma. 

Many victims try to handle their personal injury claims themselves to avoid legal fees. However, not all personal injury cases are simple, and not all personal injury lawyers in Chicago ask for upfront fees. Moreover, they can handle the complexities of your case and fight for your rights so you can receive fair compensation. 

Knowing if you should hire a personal injury attorney might not be crystal clear when you’re going through a difficult time. Here are some considerations to help you decide.  

Sterigenics and Cancer

You may have heard or read the front-page news about Sterigenics recently. There is evidence that this Chicago-area business has for decades been releasing toxic, cancer-causing fumes into the Willowbrook community. There is further evidence that some government entities knew about the great public risk this entailed, but did not alert the public.   As the evidence against Sterigenics continues to rise, so too do the number of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against the company.


Sterigenics is a plant in Willowbrook, located in DuPage County, west of Chicago. As part of its operations, Sterigenics routinely emits the gas ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is used to sterilize medical equipment, such as surgical trays.  Sterigenics operates over 40 facilities in 13 countries.

Cancer Clusters

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), when a greater-than-expected number of cancer cases within a group of people in a certain area over a certain amount of time appears, it may be a cancer cluster. Could there be a cancer cluster in Willowbrook?

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