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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
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)

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Blog

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 … [...]

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 … [...]

Medication Errors Have Doubled Since 2000

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Data presented in the Clinical Toxicology journal shows that medication errors have doubled since 2000. Last year, there were more than 1.5 million medication mistakes made by physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and pharmacists. These errors cause adverse health events that have a significant impact on patient safety and mortality rates. Common Medication Errors The most common medication … [...]

How Does a Certificate of Merit Affect a Medical Malpractice Claim?

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Medical malpractice cases in Illinois must be supported by a certificate of merit or they can be dismissed and the plaintiff denied recovery. Precise procedural guidelines must be carefully followed to ensure that the case moves forward. Certificate of Merit Foundation In Illinois, a plaintiff who is filing a medical malpractice claim is required to file a certificate of merit at the time of … [...]

Knowing Radiation Oncology Mistakes May Lead to Better Care

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While radiation treatment may help doctors to precisely treat tumors to save lives, errors that are made by radiation oncologists may be deadly. Radiation oncology errors may happen when the staff is inadequately trained, when the equipment is improperly programmed, when diagnostic errors happen or when doctors prescribe radiation doses that are simply too high. When these errors happen, patients … [...]

FDA Issues Warning To Companies Falsely Claiming They Can Cure Cancer

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The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently took action against 14 companies for selling illegal cancer treatments. The companies sell more than 65 different products related to cancer treatment. The FDA states these products were marketed and sold without any FDA approval and falsely claim to either prevent, detect, or cure cancer. According to the FDA, the products were mostly sold … [...]

Hospital Malpractice Claims Show a High Rate of Severe Injuries

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According to recent studies, malpractice claims made against hospitals have a high rate of severe injuries. When injuries result from negligence or substandard care, a patient has the legal right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit with an injury lawyer. Hospital Malpractice Claims In a recent study of hospital malpractice claims between 2007 and 2014 involving over 2,100 hospitals, the rate … [...]

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Suit?

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If a third party's negligence or the wrongful act of someone has resulted in the death of a loved one, the victim's immediate family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit with the help of wrongful death lawyers. These claims are intended to compensate family members of the deceased person for losses resulting from the death. Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim? While all states … [...]

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