April 2010 Archives

April 20, 2010

Chicago Dance Instructor Killed In Train Crossing Accident

A 26 year old Chicago dance instuctor, Katie Lunn, was killed Friday night at an Amtrak railroad grade crossing in University Park, Illinois. Eyewitnesses initially told the police that the gates and lights were not working properly at the time of the accident.


Officials for the Canadian National Railway have now admitted that the grade crossing protection system was deactivated amd did not function as it whould have. CN crews working nearby had inadvertently deactivated the gates, bells and warning lights at the crossing prior to the accident.

Sadly, when Lunn crossed the tracks just east of Governors Highway at 9:40 p.m. her sport utility vehicle was struck by an oncoming train killing her instantly. There is no question that this accident and the tragic death of this young woman could have been avoided.

April 15, 2010

The Whole Truth About Medical Malpractice and Insurance

Fact: Did you know independent authoritative studies have shown that medical malpractice claims have little effect on overall health care costs?

• Malpractice claims boost overall health care costs no more than a tiny percentage
according to the Congressional Budget Office.

• The Congressional Budget Office has also concluded that the most anti-patient medical
malpractice "reforms" may lead to poorer health care and worse patient outcomes.
Source: Personal Health Care Expenditures taken from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

• For more information regarding insurance reform, see "The Whole Truth About Medical Malpractice and nsurance" pages 31-33 available HERE.

*Thanks to the Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association for this information.