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If you have suffered an injury in an accident or lost a loved one because of another person's negligence, call the personal injury attorneys who, for decades, have made a difference to thousands of people throughout the Chicago region. Call Cogan & Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law - The professional expertise you need; the personal attention you deserve.

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Our attorneys have litigated complex injury and medical malpractice cases in both federal and state court.

Illinois Accident Attorneys

Michael Cogan, Founding Partner

Michael P. Cogan is a trial attorney who spends his days in the courtrooms of Illinois fighting for victims' rights. His law firm, Cogan and Power, P.C., Attorneys at Law, has obtained over $250 million on behalf of injured people.

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Areas of Practice :

Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury,
Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA)

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Hazards of the Railroad Industry

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The railroad industry has one of the most dangerous work environments in the United States. Each year, about 3,000 railroad accidents result in thousands of serious injuries and fatalities around the nation. In fact, the rate of fatality injuries for railroad workers is approximately double that of other industries. The lowest rate of work related accidents in the railroad industry that was ever … [...]

What Parents Should Know About Birth Injury

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  According to Birth Injury Guide, an average of 3 children per hour are born with birth injuries in the United States. They appear in more Caucasians than blacks or hispanics, and rural areas see 33% more than urban ones. Malpractice involving the use of instruments is frequently the cause. Symptoms such as breathlessness and difficulty swallowing may indicate an injury has occurred. The … [...]

Requirements For Proving Liability Under FELA

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Railroad workers who are injured on the job in Illinois may recover benefits from their employer under the Federal Employers Liability Act, but they must first prove that their employers were liable for their accidents and resulting injuries. There are several elements that the workers must prove in order to hold their employers liable for their injuries. If the employer provided a defective … [...]

Illinois Ranks Second in the Nation for Train Injuries and Fatalities

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According to the Federal Railroad Administration, Illinois ranks second in the nation for train injuries and fatalities. Due to Chicago's heavy train traffic, Illinois trains are twice as likely to be involved in accidents than trains in other states. Heavy traffic creates a high risk of serious injury for train passengers, as well as railroad workers represented by federal employers liability act … [...]

Car Crashes Are Claiming More Lives

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There were 35,092 people killed in automobile crashes in 2015. It's a figure that represents an increase of 7.7% over those who died in 2014. It is a figure that shows that America's roads are becoming more dangerous as more drivers, and more threats take to the country's roads. Fatalities at a Glance In 2014, the National Traffic Safety Administration recorded 32,675 fatalities. This was a … [...]

The Shocking Truth About Sepsis

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From 1999 to 2014, incidents of sepsis were noted as causes of death in nearly 2.5 million Americans, or 6% of all deaths. Among the total number of deaths, sepsis was cited as the underlying cause of death for 22%. These statistics show the lethal reality sepsis poses as infections overwhelm the body's immune system and claim patient lives. It is estimated that up to 1 million patients experience … [...]

What You Should Know About Birth Injuries in the United States

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Chicago birth injury lawyers typically see a significant number of cases where a baby suffers significant injury either before or during birth due to the negligence or intentional acts of a health care provider. Sadly, these injuries can be life-altering for both the baby and the parents/family. Some birth injuries can be so severe that they result in the need for continuous medical treatment or … [...]

Snow and Ice Creates Hazardous Driving Conditions for Truckers

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In Illinois, harsh winters with snow and ice create hazardous driving conditions for truckers. Icy roads contribute to many accidents between large trucks and passenger cars. Truck accident lawyers commonly see serious injuries and fatalities caused by weather-related trucking accidents during the winter season. Trucking Accidents Caused by Hazardous Conditions Snow, ice, sleet, hail, and … [...]

Parents Beware: Halloween Brings Increased Fatality Risks For Children

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According to Safe Kids USA, children who are trick-or-treating on Halloween are twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car than they are on any other night of the year. This year could bring a greater risk as Halloween falls on a Saturday, bringing an increased danger of drunk drivers being out on the road. Wrongful death lawyers in Chicago want to warn parents to take additional cautionary … [...]

Dental Errors Lead to Medical Malpractice Claims

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Many Illinois residents falsely believe that only doctors can be found liable in medical malpractice lawsuits, however, all medical professionals, including dentists, can be found guilty of making medical errors. Dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons and other dental professionals are required to provide a medical standard of care that other dental professionals with like training and skills … [...]

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