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American Board of Trial Advocates Expresses Concerns Over Proposed COVID-19 Relief Legislation Safe to Work Act

Bruce Pfaff, Michael Gill and Matthew Ports are proud members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Please urge defeat of the proposed legislation discussed below: 

2020 Riley Spreadbury Scholars Announced

Bruce and Deborah Pfaff, along with the firm's former client, Riley Spreadbury, are pleased to announce that these seven students will receive scholarships in honor of Riley to attend Moraine Valley Community College in the 2020-2021 school year:

Surprising but common causes of distracted driving

For most people, the term distracted driving will conjure up mental images of someone recording a Tik Tok video or reading a text message. Thanks in part to public awareness campaigns, distracted driving has almost become synonymous with the use of a phone while at the wheel.

The truth is that distraction comes from all sorts of sources, and you might actually drive distracted every day without realizing that you're doing it, increasing your risk of a motor vehicle crash. There are many hidden but still dangerous forms of distraction people experience while driving.

ABOTA Introduces Guide For Conducting Jury Trials During Covid-19 Pandemic

"The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) has published a comprehensive guide to conducting civil jury trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The white paper, 'Guidance for Conducting Civil Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic,' is a legal resource to address the process of reopening courts and the many issues faced by the courts, the legal community, jurors and the public," explains a recent news release from ABOTA.

Anesthesiologists need to monitor patients' oxygen levels closely

You needed to go through general anesthesia because of the significant surgery that had been planned for you. You trusted that the anesthesiologist would do what was right for you and give you the medications needed to keep you stable.

What you never could have expected was that you'd end up suffering brain damage and injuries because of hypoxia. Hypoxia can occur for many reasons, from having your airway blocked or using the wrong medications. Pulmonary dysfunction after surgery can also lead to this serious issue.

ABOTA Names Pfaff member of National Covid Task Force

Bruce Pfaff has been named to be one of ten members of a national task force created by the American Board of Trial Advocates to help courts and litigants adapt to the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and public health requirements. The task force is addressing how civil cases can be prepared and tried in an era of physical distancing. ABOTA is a national organization of plaintiffs and defense civil trial lawyers whose paramount goals are to preserve the civil jury trial system and to enhance professionalism and civility. Bruce was President of the Illinois Chapter of ABOTA twenty years ago and is currently a national board representative. 

2020 Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. Trial Lawyer Scholarships Awarded

Each year, two students from University of California, Hastings College of the Law are named recipients of the Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd. Trial Lawyer Scholarship. Bruce Pfaff is a 1979 graduate and founded the scholarship to encourage students who are interested in civil trial practice.

2019's Leapfrog Group ratings grade local hospitals

Hospital safety ratings can matter. Being able to know how well your medical providers are performing can be important when making healthcare choices. If you knew a hospital had a D rating, would you go there? Would you risk suffering an injury if you could spend another 10 minutes driving to an A-rated hospital?

The latest Leapfrog Group ratings have been released, so now is a good time to look at the hospitals in our area. Ratings range from A to D, with A being the best.

Our Firm Continues to Operate Full Time

We accept our responsibility to practice safety above all else so we are working from home unless a specific, safe event requires our personal presence. Our case files are all electronic and firm members have full access to all our files while we are out of the office. If you would like us to call, please either leave a message or e mail us. For general inquiries, please write [email protected]. To reach any individual at the firm, our naming convention is first initial last name @pgptrials.com. We don't plan to miss a beat while the virus affects normal life.

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