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FDA Report Details Hidden Medical Device Injuries

According to a Kaiser Health News investigation, the FDA has built and expanded a vast and hidden repository of reports on device-related injuries and malfunctions.Since 2016, the FDA has entered 1.1 million incidents into an alternative summary reporting repository. This is different than their MAUDE system, which medical experts trust to identify potential problems for patients. Currently, they must report deaths in MAUDE. However, they placed incidents about approximately 100 devices in this hidden repository. The types of devices include surgical staplers and balloon pumps snaked into vessels to improve circulation and mechanical breathing machines. Agency records provided to Kaiser showed that more than 480,000 injuries or malfunctions were reported through the alternative summary reporting program in 2017 alone.

What Does the FDA Say?

Kaise reports that the FDA has also opened many pathways to report injuries. Many of these pathways appear private or obscured. A registry exemption was created without any public notice or regulations. All the device manufacturer needs to do is request such an exemption. Such exemptions have been given to pelvic mesh and devices implanted in the heart.

After the reported 480,000 injuries or malfunctions in 2017, Alison Hunt, another FDA spokeswoman, said the majority of device makers’ “exemptions” were revoked. She continued by saying that a program took shape that requires a summary report to be filed publicly.

The FDA stated the alternative summary reporting program two decades ago. They wanted to cut down on redundant paperwork. Due to the under-reporting of device problems, they had an influx of thousands of reports each month. Since many of the reports looked similar, they proposed a solution. A device maker would seek an exemption to avoid reporting certain complications and would instead send a spreadsheet on a specific timetable of all injuries. Additionally, the public could see the list of the exempted devices. However, at some point, that list became private.

The Surgical Stapler

An example of the risks associated to these hidden databases is how doctors turned to surgical staplers. Although some had concerns, only 84 injuries or malfunctions were openly submitted. However, nearly 10,000 lived in the hidden database. The public databases reported 250 deaths related to staplers since 2001. One of the market leaders stated they used the reporting exemptions to file stapler-related reports.

Based on this reporting, the FDA has announced a plan to investigate surgical staplers and their safety. Dr. William Maisel said, “Improving the safety of surgical staplers and implantable staples is a top priority for the FDA, and we believe our forthcoming draft guidance to industry and planned advisory committee meeting will advance those efforts.”

What Does This Mean for You?

“The public has a right to know about this,” said Dr. S. Lori Brown, a former FDA official who accessed the data for her research. Dr. Brown told Kaiser that if doctors only rely on the public reports, they can easily reach incorrect conclusions. Other experts say that the FDA has handed over the regulations to the device manufacturers.

Your doctors generally take great care of you. But they rely on these systems when they choose the tools to help you. Although a doctor does not have to always talk to you about the procedures, you can ask questions. Some questions can include:

  • Has this device ever been subjected to human clinical trials? What information do you have about those trials?  Who sponsored the research?
  • Is the way you want to use the device “off-label”? Are there any warnings or contraindications on the device label?
  • Do you have any written information about this device? What about materials that do not come from the manufacturer?
  • What has been your personal experience with the device?

Your doctors want to help and you want the reassurance of your safety as you go through these procedures.

If you or someone you love has been injured after a medical procedure, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today at (847) 357-0403 for a free consultation.

What To Do If You Are Injured at Work?

Injured at Work

No one wants to get injured at work. However, on occasion, injuries happen. If you have suffered an injury at work, you need to understand your state’s worker’s compensation laws. If you suffer a job-related injury, protect your legal rights. Nearly every employer is required by state law to provide some sort of workers compensation to their employees.

Accident Report

The first thing you should so after being injured is report immediately to your supervisor. Many states only allow a short period of time to report your accident under workers compensation. Some states require a notice to the employer in writing, while others accept a verbal notice. Employees should report all on-the-job injuries. Even if the employee did not sustain actual injuries, employers may need to implement new safety measures at work.

See a Doctor

You should see a doctor as soon as possible and if your injury warrants it, then go to the emergency room.

  • If you did not suffer a serious injury, ask your employer if they require you to see a certain doctor or if you may choose the doctor of your choice.
  • Specifically, if you are a federal employee, you are covered under Workers Compensation for Federal Employees (FECA), which means you may select any qualified doctor to be your treated doctor.
  • If FECA does not cover you, state laws will apply.

In some states, you have the right to see your own doctor if you make the request in writing. However, in most states you must see the company doctor for a maximum of 30 days. After 30 days, you are free to choose your own doctor.

Doctors report will have a big impact on the benefits you will receiving. You may be entitled to second opinion from a doctor under workers compensation. If the second doctor’s report agrees with the first doctor, then there is no problem and the compensation payment continues uninterrupted. But, if the second doctors’ opinion is different then, the office can weigh to see which doctor’s opinion is more credible or see a third doctor.

Filing Workers Compensation

Filing workers compensation is like filing an insurance claim, requesting for benefit. After notifying your employer, the employer must offer you a claim form immediately. The claim form must be completed in order for the employer to be obligated to provide benefits. If the form is not provided to you by the state, it can be located through this site:  state government agencies page. When completed, return the claim form to your employer. Remember to keep a copy of the completed claim form for yourself. Your employer would then have to complete “employer” section. The insurance company has 14 days to mail you a status letter about your claim. If the insurance company does not contact you within 14 days, you should call the insurance company.

Hire a Lawyer

Needing a lawyer depends no the complexity of the case. If there is confusion, or you do not understand any part of you case, be sure to contact a lawyer to represent you. For any reason the case involves you to stand before an administrative or court judge, you should hire a lawyer. If you or someone you love suffered an injury at work, contact the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. today for a free consultation.

Waterslide Ends with Tragedy

VerructA tragic incident of a 10-year-old boy who lost his life at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City led to state inspection finding violations on 11 rides including the ride he was on. The audit listed 160 findings with 147 considered to be immediate actions to be taken to repair the rides.

Charles Thomas Schwab, 10 years old, died riding the “Verruct” slide when the raft went airborne. The raft then hit a metal pole causing him severe injuries. Traffically, he died due to his injuries in August 2016.  Charles complied with all the rider instructions. But the ride still costed him his life regardless of him obeying the instructions. Along with Charles, two other women on the same raft as him, were also severely injured. One women suffered a broken jaw. The other a broken bone in her face.

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Denied Insurance Claim? Here’s What You Should Do

Denied Insurance Claim? Here’s What You Should DoSteps To Take After Your Denied Insurance Claim

 

Insurance companies charge you premiums to make a profit. Every time they pay a claim, that profit drops. Thus, insurance companies do everything in their power to delay or deny claims. If your denied insurance claim was valid, here’s what you need to do after receiving your denial letter.

 

Identify the Cause of the Denial

 

When an insurance company denies your claim, it must give reasoning. The reasoning is typically included in the denial letter. Finding out why your claim was denied is the first step to getting the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies deny claims for many reasons, but the most common reasons are:

 

Disputed Liability

 

Depending on the policy, the insurance company will deny a claim if the policyholder was not at fault.

It’s common for insurance companies to try to deny liability, so they don’t have to pay the claim. The good news is you will typically be given a chance to appeal the denied insurance claim.

 

If the insurance company is disputing liability, you need to consult with an attorney. Because this is a commonly used tactic to deny claims, you will need a seasoned personal injury claim attorney to prove liability so you can be compensated. To prove liability, you will need to gather evidence such as a crash or police reports and medical records.

 

Policy Exclusions

 

In some cases, insurance companies will deny claims because of policy exclusions. Insurance policies generally don’t cover intentional acts, acts of God, or some natural disasters. If any of these elements were involved in your accident, you might not be covered.

Lapse in Policy

 

The other most common reason for a claim denial is a lapse in the policy, which happens when the policyholder fails to pay the premium.

 

Facing a denied insurance claim can be frustrating and leave you feeling outnumbered. Insurance companies are motivated to deny your claim to save them money, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced Arlington Heights car accident claim lawyer when filing a claim. A good attorney can help you appeal your denial and get your valid claim paid.

 

If you need help with an insurance claim, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

The Risks of Using Social Media When Filing an Insurance Claim

The Risks of Using Social Media When Filing an Insurance ClaimPosting in Private

 

Social media is a great way to share the details of your life with your friends and family. But social media is not suitable for sharing information about an accident or insurance claim. Insurance companies are increasingly turning to technology to investigate claims. Part of this effort is looking to social media to find information about claimants. But they aren’t using that information for your benefit; they’re using it to increase their profits.

 

Can They Do That?

 

Insurance companies are within their right to check claimants’ public social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. But they aren’t interested in pictures of your pets and what you had for dinner. They want to find information they can use to deny your claim. How do they do this? I’m glad you asked because understanding their tactics is the key to protecting your rights.

 

What Are They Looking For?

 

Insurance companies will do anything to find evidence and information about your life to disprove what you tell them. For example, if you told the insurance company you experienced significant pain for weeks after your accident, the claims investigator might turn to your social media pages to find information to the contrary. If your posts show you going out with friends or having a good time, they might say you couldn’t possibly have been in great pain.

 

Similarly, some claimants have been caught talking about the details of their claims on social media, accidentally revealing bits of information that the insurance companies can use to deny their claim. It happens all the time. Claims investigators have even accused claimants of insurance fraud based on poorly thought out social media posts.

 

Why It’s Not Fair

 

But there is an inherent problem in this tactic: a problem insurance companies don’t always acknowledge. People are more likely to downplay the negative in their life on social media. Typically, we post about positive things and keep the negative components of our personal lives private. Furthermore, many of us don’t take social media so seriously that we overthink the consequences of what we’re saying. It’s supposed to be fun and informal! But insurance companies will stop at nothing to use our words against us to devalue or deny claims.

 

You should always be on guard when dealing with insurance companies. Don’t assume your private life is private. It’s a good idea to abstain from posting about your accident or claim and consider whether insurance investigators could misinterpret your posts. If you want to learn more about what you should do to protect your rights and your claim, consult with an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney in your area. An attorney can help you avoid common insurance claim mistakes.

 

If you need help with an insurance claim, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

Post-Settlement: What Are Your Options?

Post-Settlement: What Are Your Options?Do You Have Options?

 

One of the most important things to consider before settling an insurance claim is whether the amount compensates you for all your present and future damages. Because once you settle a claim and cash the check, your options are limited.

 

What Does It Mean to Settle?

 

When you agree to a settlement amount, you will be asked to sign a form that releases the defendant and the insurance company of further liability. Legally speaking, someone without liability does not owe you a dime. So if you have medical expenses come up after you settle, you most likely won’t be able to ask the insurance company for more money. If you have any hesitations about signing the settlement agreement, talk to an attorney before you do so. The settlement is not legally binding unless you sign it, so don’t rush into it.

 

An Exception

 

Once you settle, you won’t be able to ask for more money from the defendant or insurance company. The settlement agreement—once signed—is a legally binding contract. You can’t negotiate the terms of the settlement after signing either. The only exception is if you find a mistake or a legal error in the agreement. But you can’t ask for more money just to cover unexpected expenses.

 

Compensation from Multiple Parties

 

You might be able to seek more compensation if there is more than one liable party. If you settle with one party, you might be able to seek compensation from the other(s) provided that your settlement agreement does not release all parties from liability. Some car accidents involve more than one liable party. For example, damaged or poorly maintained roads are common contributors to accidents. Because these are in many cases the responsibility of the city or state, you might be able to hold one of these parties liable. Construction site accidents can also involve multiple liable parties as there are typically several contractors working on the same site.

 

Take Your Time

 

Don’t rush into settling your claim until you know the extent of your injuries and how long they will take to heal. Also, always have an Illinois personal injury claim attorney review your settlement offer before signing it. It’s crucial you thoroughly understand the terms of the settlement offer. It’s also very important to make sure the amount reflects your total present and future damages. An attorney can help you do both.

 

If you want to settle your insurance claim, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

How Is Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosed?

How Is Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosed?An Elusive Injury

 

Traumatic brain injury is a serious condition requiring immediate medical attention. But diagnosing traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be challenging, as numerous symptoms can appear. This makes TBI an especially dangerous injury because it can worsen over time without proper treatment.

 

Testing for TBI

 

A neurological examination testing for motor and sensory skills is the first step to diagnosing TBI. Emergency medical providers will often ask the patient questions about what they can feel and ask them to complete simple tasks like making a fist or gripping an object. If these tests indicate possible brain injury, medical providers use brain scans to confirm a diagnosis and assess the scope and severity of the damage.

 

CT scans take cross-sectional x-ray images of the skull to identify fractures, bleeding, brain tissue swelling, and bruising. MRI scans are also used to identify more subtle signs of TBI including scaring or minor bleeding or tissue damage, which a CT scan could miss.

 

In addition to these scanning methods, healthcare providers will evaluate the patient’s symptoms to diagnose TBI. But again, TBI patients can suffer a wide range of symptoms including:

 

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Cognitive deficiencies
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Seizures
  • Lack of emotion regulation
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Memory problems, and
  • Mood swings

 

Some symptoms appear immediately, while others can take weeks or even months to surface. Unfortunately, many people aren’t correctly diagnosed with TBI after an accident, which is made worse without treatment. For this reason, it’s crucial to seek emergency medical treatment after an accident so you can be thoroughly examined. You may not recognize signs of TBI. But TBI—if left untreated—can manifest itself in serious and long-term symptoms.

 

Why a Proper Diagnosis Is Important

 

If you’ve been in an accident, don’t rule out TBI. Concussions are a common injury after car accidents and also a form of TBI. Also, never ignore symptoms of any kind after an accident. Even seemingly unrelated conditions, such as depression, can indicate TBI. Don’t rush into settling your claim before you know the full scope of your injuries. TBI often isn’t diagnosed right away, so follow your medical provider’s recommendations and never settle before you’ve fully recovered and spoken with an Illinois auto accident attorney.

 

Preventing TBI is just as important. Always wear a seat belt in a car, which can reduce the chance of head injury, and wear a DOT-approved helmet if you are a biker or motorcyclist. And seek medical treatment immediately after an accident to catch and treat TBI before it worsens.

 

If you’ve been seriously injured, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

Life-Altering Injuries: Seeking Compensation for Immobility

Life-Altering Injuries: Seeking Compensation for ImmobilityIf you suffered life-altering injuries in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages. Damages can include medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. When it comes to significant injuries that cause immobility, however, determining your damages can be complicated. Many factors can affect your settlement, and it’s important you receive fair compensation for all your losses. You should always work with a knowledgeable Illinois personal injury attorney if you have been seriously injured in an accident, but the following information can help prepare you for your first meeting.

 

The Significance of Immobility

 

If you’ve lost your mobility temporarily or permanently, your life will change. You could have ongoing medical costs, lose your ability to work, and taking care of your family may be impossible. It’s hard to imagine any settlement can truly compensate someone for immobility, but here are a few factors that can influence such a claim.

 

Is your immobility permanent? If so, your settlement needs to reflect your future medical bills and pain and suffering.

 

Have your reached maximum medical improvement (MMI)? MMI is an important criterion when doctors treat severe injuries. You’ve reached MMI if you have healed to the extent that you can, and your doctor does not expect your condition to improve. This can be considered a treatment plateau. If you are immobile because of a severe injury and your doctor believes further treatment will not heal or improve your condition, you may be ready to start settlement negotiations.

 

What was your life like before your injury? Were you active? Did your job require you to do physical labor? These details of your life can affect your settlement because they reflect your unique losses. No personal injury settlement is the same, due in part to these various factors. If your job involved physical labor, you might not be able to return to your line of work. If you need training or an education to find a new job, your settlement could include an amount for that.

 

Similarly, if you skied, hiked, competed in marathons or otherwise enjoyed a very active life, your compensation should reflect the significant losses you’ve suffered. Don’t discount these small details, even if the insurance company does.

 

Moving on With Help

 

Another significant factor is whether you need help to take care of yourself. If you are unable to take care of your daily needs, you may need a home health aide or to stay in an assisted living facility. Again, your settlement should reflect the cost of this care, which can be significant.

 

Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be overwhelming, even more so if you suffered serious injuries and are immobile. You should be focusing on treatment and figuring out what you need to help you adapt to your condition, not fighting for your right to fair compensation with insurance companies. Find an experienced Arlington Heights personal injury attorney who can be your advocate and handle your claim while you focus on what’s important.

 

If you’ve been seriously injured, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

Accessing the Damages: Seeking Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Accessing the Damages: Seeking Compensation for Pain and SufferingIf someone is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, that person is entitled to compensation for his or her damages. Damages can include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

 

What Is Pain and Suffering?

 

Generally speaking, pain and suffering is the physical and emotional distress caused by an injury. But pain and suffering differs from financial damages such as bills and lost wages and is not calculated using bills and other economic costs. Nevertheless, it can be an important component of a fair settlement that restores the claimant to his or her original condition.

 

Injuries can be very painful. Additionally, they can be emotionally distressing, especially if they prevent a person from living a fulfilling life. Even something as simple as a broken bone can cause significant emotional distress if it keeps that person from doing the things he or she enjoys or living an independent life.

 

Compensation for Pain and Suffering

 

You deserve compensation if you cannot live your life to the fullest. But claiming pain and suffering can be difficult. Insurance companies sometimes dispute the calculation of this specific type of damage. Filing a successful claim takes providing ample documentation of your pain and suffering as it applies to your life and specific injury.

 

Calculating Compensation

 

Every person’s pain and suffering differs. Again, pain and suffering do not have a direct financial impact like bills do. With that in mind, you should speak with a personal injury attorney if you are seeking compensation for pain and suffering. Calculating a fair amount for your pain and suffering takes experience and an understanding of personal injury law in Illinois. An attorney will consider your medical bills and other direct financial losses when calculating your pain and suffering. Your financial losses are a good place to start when determining the financial value of your total experience.

 

You deserve fair compensation for all your losses. However, when dealing with insurance companies, you may face some resistance if you try to claim pain and suffering. Work closely with a personal injury attorney when claiming pain and suffering. An attorney can make sure you receive a full and fair settlement.

 

If you’ve recently been injured and need help with your insurance claim, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight aggressively on your behalf. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

Contributory Negligence: Can I Be Found Partially at Fault?

Contributory Negligence: Can I Be Found Partially at Fault?Typically, a plaintiff can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for damages caused by another person’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional behavior. A plaintiff is not, however, entitled to full compensation for all damages if he or she were partially responsible for the accident.

 

The Rules of Claims

 

The facts and circumstances of your case can significantly influence your right to compensation. If you were partially at fault for your accident, whether or not you could file a claim depends, in part, on to what extent you were negligent. Illinois law prevents plaintiffs from receiving full compensation if they had any contributory negligence.

 

When You’re Both to Blame

 

Under Illinois’ modified comparative negligence law, the plaintiff’s recovery (the money the plaintiff can get) is reduced by the plaintiff’s contributory negligence (the percent he or she was at fault). For example, if the plaintiff stood to recover $10,000 in damages but were %50 at fault, he or she could only recover $5,000.

 

The plaintiff is barred from all compensation if a judge or jury decides he or she were more than 50% at fault. So, if you were found 51% at fault, you would not be entitled to any compensation for your losses. The same rule applies to the other party to the case.

 

However, if the plaintiff were 50% at fault, he or she would still have some right to compensation. One percent of fault can make a huge difference. For this reason, it’s important to handle cases involving partial fault very carefully as the facts and circumstances of the case can mean the difference between fair compensation and walking away with nothing.

 

Never Face Your Claim Alone

 

With this in mind, it’s important to consult with a knowledgeable Illinois personal injury or accident attorney in your area. If you are partially at fault for your accident, you need experienced legal representation. Indeed, these types of cases can be difficult to handle. The insurance company may argue you were more than 50% at fault, in which case they would owe you nothing. An attorney can make sure you present solid evidence and a compelling argument in your favor.

 

If you have been injured in an accident and are partially at fault, Arlington Heights personal injury attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer can help. With more than 30 years experience practicing plaintiffs’ personal injury law, we can fight to get the compensation you deserve. Serving the Northwest suburbs including Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, and surrounding areas, the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. helps level the playing field against major insurance companies and corporations. If you’ve been injured or involved in an accident, call our office at (847) 357-0403 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified Arlington Heights personal injury attorneys. The sooner we can learn about your case and your needs, the more effective we can be at recovering fair and adequate compensation for your losses.

 

 

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