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Pfaff, Gill & Ports Ltd. Sponsors Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund Golf Classic

Pfaff, Gill & Ports is proud to again contribute to the success of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. We encourage you all to do the same, it is an excellent charity!  Over the past 30 years, the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund has provided high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students coming from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to assist in their ability to obtain a quality education. Since its establishment in 1989, DMSF has awarded over 2,400 high school scholarships to these worthy students. Currently, there are over 440 Murphy Scholars enrolled in 80 partnership high schools.

Tragic Wrongful Death $12,500,000 Settlement

A 35-year-old electrician learned he had a cancerous lesion in his right kidney in March 2016. He was referred to a urologist who told him and his wife that he required survival removal of the kidney, a nephrectomy. The urologist told them the cancer was Stage I, it would not require chemo or radiation therapy, and the man would return to work in 4-6 weeks with no residual injury. His life expectancy was to be little diminished by the cancer or surgery. That turned out to be wrong.

Jury awards California man $80 million in damages in Roundup case

Some of us in the office love to garden. Some of us have used Roundup in the past, but won't any more in light of recent scientific evidence and jury verdicts finding a link between Roundup's active ingredient and certain cancers. See below:

Some hospitals “dump” patients before they are ready

Imagine going to the emergency room to receive treatment for a serious condition, such as diabetes or chest pain. After the health care provider sees you, you feel groggy and disoriented, and may not have the mental capacity to give the doctor a phone number for a relative to pick you up. Despite being obviously unable to function on your own yet, hospital staff deems you ready for discharge and calls a taxi or walks you to the bus station. This nightmare situation sounds like something out of a dystopian movie, but unfortunately can occur to patients in Illinois and elsewhere.

Top 5 construction site injuries

As a construction worker, you take pride in your job and accomplishments. Working in construction is not easy, but it is commendable and fulfilling. Unfortunately, the construction industry is highly dangerous. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 1,034 construction fatalities in 2016.

Is asbestos in your everyday hygiene and beauty products?

When you purchase a product to use on your skin, the last thing you want is something that contains ingredients that could make you sick. This is especially true if you have heard that some cosmetic or hygienic items might contain asbestos. Is deodorant, makeup and baby powder safe for you and other Illinois residents to use, or does it contain dangerous amounts of asbestos?

Common diagnostic errors and medical malpractice

A serious medical condition can greatly affect your life. If you get a severe illness, disease or injury, it may lead to significant disability, loss of enjoyment of life or even death. A misdiagnosis could make the outcome even worse. Diagnostic errors can lead to delayed treatment, incorrect treatment or no treatment whatsoever. 

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