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Injury Advice

When you’ve been injured in an accident or due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others, it can be hard to know where to turn. Finding the right information can be a challenge, and it’s a challenge that the personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Higgins understand. We have created a number of personal injury advice resources to assist those needing more information. The information provided here is to be used for informational purposes only and not as legal advice. For more information, please contact Lipkin & Higgins.

  • Latin for medullary cone, the conus medullaris is a bundle of spinal cord nerves that have a tapered end, located near the first two lumbar vertebrae (L1 and L2) in the back. The conus medullaris ends at the cauda equina, where the spinal cord is terminated and the bundles of nerves & nerve roots are no longer protected.

  • "Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet Him."

    Such is the cleverly crafted bumper sticker I stumbled upon one recent night on my way out of the United Center parking lot.

    Few topics grab headlines more frequently, even in an election year, than distracted driving. 

  • It's a common myth that medical malpractice suits are frequent and frivolous, with lawyers taking advantage of opportunities to sue doctors or hospitals for bad results. This could not be further from the truth, and is evidenced in a recent study highlighted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

  • The knee is a complex structure, making it vulnerable to a variety of injuries. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated by conservative treatment, such as bracing, physical therapy and rest. Other knee injuries may require surgery to correct. Knee injuries caused by negligence is a common type of personal injury case for the attorneys of Lipkin & Higgins. 

    Following is some information about the structure of the knee, tests of various injuries, and medical videos showing surgical treatment that we hope will prove helpful to you, together with proper medical consultation, in understanding your knee injury.

  • Low back and neck pain are among the most common complaints of everyday life. Whether due to injury, illness, arthritis or congenital factors, the chance of developing low back or neck pain in one’s lifetime is significant. Treatment modalities generally range on a scale from conservative to more invasive: rest, medication, physical therapy, injections, and lastly, surgery. One mid-line treatment strategy is injections. In a deposition of a medical doctor, we gleaned some details regarding trigger-point injections and offer some relevant video as well.

  • Shoulder pain is so prevalent in society as to constitute a virtual epidemic. Injuries are the most common, but not the only cause of shoulder pain. We have assembled information from medical professionals regarding shoulder injuries and treatment, ranging from physical therapy to a video of an actual arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery.

  • According to the study by the CDC, over 9 million people each year get a foodborne illness due to a major pathogen. Not only are these numbers high, but identifying the specific foods to blame can be difficult to trace. The study points out that, "most agents are transmitted through a variety of foods, and linking an illness to a particular food is rarely possible except during an outbreak." However, when it comes to vulnerable food groups, fresh produce is ahead of others, accounting for 46 percent of illnesses.