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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.

Top 7 most dangerous roads around Chicago

Statewide, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports that nearly 1,000 people die annually in our state from injuries they suffer in collisions. Not surprisingly, the bustling hub of Chicago sees more than its fair share of wrecks.

Below are the top seven sites that have the most frequent wrecks in and around the city.

Legalized marijuana in Illinois raises questions regarding motor vehicle safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately one-third of all fatal motor vehicle accidents involve an impaired driver. Illinois has new recreational marijuana laws, and it raises a question: how will the new law affect highway safety?

Studies show marijuana use slows reaction time, impairs time-and-distance perspective, and causes coordination problems. That is not a good combination for someone who is driving.

Recent Study Ties Marijuana Legalization to Car Accidents and Injuries

A recent study in the BMJ Open found that car accidents increased 10% in Colorado after legalization of marijuana. Cannabis was legalized for medical use in Colorado in 2000 and for recreational use in 2012. For more please, read:

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