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Second Chance 4 Pets Network, 4th Annual Paws in Paradise Charity Walk and Pet Fair on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Second Chance 4 Pets Network, a local rescue and animal advocacy group, will host their 4th Annual Paws in Paradise Charity Walk and Pet Fair on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Robertsdale Little League Complex in Hammond, IN. The proceeds from Paws in Paradise will be used to rescue and adopt out homeless pets. The Angel Fund provides assistance and monies to those owners whose pets are severely injured or ill and cannot afford veterinary care. We are honored to give support to this cause.

How To Avoid Preventable Boating Accidents

This past summer, an extravagant Fourth of July fireworks display on Long Island Sound turned deadly when a yacht carrying 27 passengers sunk, leaving a 12-year-old boy, his 11-year-old cousin and an 8-year-old girl dead.  Bad weather and an overcrowded boat were deemed factors in the tragedy. Boating accidents happen on all kinds of watercraft […]

Spinal Cord Injury: Causes, Symptoms and Recovery

The University of Alabama’s National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that there are anywhere from 236,000 to 327,000 people in the United States who have a spinal cord injury (SCI) , with approximately 12,000 new cases being reported each year.  Although results vary, studies show that the majority of spinal injuries occur as a […]

After a Blow to the Head: Recognizing Brain Injuries

After actress Kristin Chenoweth was hit by a falling light fixture on the set of The Good Wife this past summer, she lost the ability to multitask, a common complaint of those suffering from brain trauma.  Every year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States sustain some type of brain injury.  50,000 of them […]

Father’s attorney seeks contempt order in Levi Evans case

CROWN POINT | The father of a Lake Central High School student found dead on school property is seeking a court hearing on whether St. John police and the Lake County coroner should be held in contempt for not providing additional information. Levi Evans, 17, was found dead Aug. 8 with no apparent sign of foul […]

Winter is Coming — Know Your Rights When it Comes to Slipping on Ice

Before you know it, the streets, sidewalks and yards of Indiana and Illinois will be covered with snow and ice, making dangerous conditions for driving and walking. While the highway department takes care of the roads, home and business owners must ensure that snowy or icy conditions don’t pose any danger for people who visit […]

In a Truck vs. Car Accident, the Car Always Loses

The weight of the average car is 4,000 pounds, making it almost half the weight of the average passenger truck on the roadways. A semi-truck can weigh up to five times what a typical car weighs even without any cargo loaded on it. With such dramatic differences in size, it is easy to see why […]

Non-Traumatic Brain Injury

When most people think of brain injuries, they envision a blow to the head in an accident or an act of violence. These types of brain injuries are indeed traumatic, but they are not the only way that the brain can be seriously injured. Non-traumatic brain injuries can be just as serious. and often even […]

Blaming the Victim in Motorcycle Accidents

Despite what drivers of cars, trucks and other four-wheeled vehicles would have you believe, there is still an unspoken prejudice toward motorcyclists and their passengers. When an accident occurs involving a motorcycle and a vehicle, the other driver may be quick to assume that the motorcycle was speeding, driving under the influence or driving recklessly. […]

A Patient’s Best Interests? Michigan Senate Bill 1116

The Michigan state senate is currently considering a bill that would have grave consequences for medical malpractice law. The bill would absolve doctors of any liability if they make a mistake that leads to further harm if the doctors did “what they thought was best.” This law effectively gives doctors a disprovable defense in any […]