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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.

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Attorney Cogan Power

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)

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm

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Why Many Victims of Medical Malpractice Remain “Hidden”

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Approximately 95% of instances of medical malpractice don't result in lawsuits or claims which creates a tremendous number of "hidden" cases of malpractice. There are many reasons that an attorney may choose not to pursue a claim and it is important to understand these when contacting a medical malpractice lawyer. Factors to Consider Medical malpractice lawyers consider several factors during a … [...]

Stored Energy ( A Force to Be Reckoned With)

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Stored energy can pose a serious risk to the health and safety of railroad workers long after a train has rolled to a complete stop. Whether electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, or mechanical, this stored energy can cause crushing injuries, burns, electrocution, etc. when released. The release of stored energy that causes injuries and fatalities often occurs during service and maintenance … [...]

Stem Cell Treatments Put Patients At Risk

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21st-century medicine is evolving rapidly, and in the rush to receive stem cell treatments the safety of patients is placed at risk by unproven therapies that can negatively affect the patient's health. Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration began actively targeting clinics that offer unproven therapies to their patients. The goal of these efforts is to shut-down dangerous … [...]

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

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Nationwide, carbon monoxide poisoning claims 430 lives and sends nearly 50,000 people to hospitals every year. Known as the "silent killer," Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas that results from the incomplete combustion of fuel. It can be emitted from gas ranges, fireplaces, portable generators, furnaces, etc. Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms of CO poisoning include … [...]

Top Speed Reductions Lead to Fewer Truck Accidents

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According to a 2012 study that was funded by the federal government, reducing maximum truck speeds results in a reduced rate of truck accidents, lending support for the use of speed-limiting devices on large commercial trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration used this study to support its proposed rule to mandate the installation of speed limiters in all large commercial trucks. … [...]

Is a Common Sleep Disorder Causing Train Crashes?

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Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects many Americans and may be linked to several recent major train accidents. The potentially serious condition can affect people when they're both asleep and awake, and a large amount of affected people don't even know they have it. What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes the inability to breathe during sleep. The disorder … [...]

Regulation Withdrawal Could Lead to More Truck Accidents

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While the Trump administration seeks to eliminate regulations in general as a means to create a "free market" and more jobs, such acts could result in unsafe roadways. Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder that affects many individuals including truck drivers and other operators of heavy machinery. A number of catastrophic incidents have drawn attention to the disorder. Recently, a train operator … [...]

Off-Label Drug Use Comes with Risks

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Prescribing medications for purposes not recommended by the manufacturer or approved by the FDA can cause harm to patients and expose physicians to malpractice liability. Off-label prescription drugs make up approximately 40 to 60 percent of all U.S. prescriptions. They are commonly used to treat illnesses and conditions such as AIDS, cancer, rare diseases, and pediatric conditions. Experimental … [...]

When a Physician’s Failure to Diagnose Causes Wrongful Death

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Failure to diagnose a medical condition can cause serious health complications that can result in the wrongful death of a patient. Whether it's cancer, a heart condition, respiratory ailment, neurological fault, etc., physicians and healthcare providers who fail to accurately diagnose a patient's ailments can be held liable for the damages they inflict on patients and their loved ones. The Duty … [...]

When a Walk Turns into a Nightmare

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With pedestrian accidents on the rise, a simple walk is turning into a nightmare for an increasing number of Americans. The number of pedestrians who died in traffic accidents skyrocketed 11% from 5,376 in 2015 to 5,997 in 2016. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, this was the largest single-year increase in pedestrian fatalities in history. In fact, it has been more than two … [...]

Chicago Medical Malpractice Law Firm