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Romanucci & Blandin Client Testifies Before Senate in D.C.

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Romanucci & Blandin client Yvonne Ambrose bravely testified before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington D.C. Ambrose commanded the crowded hearing room, courageously sharing her daughter Desiree Robinson’s story. Desiree was a 16-year-old girl who was murdered in a Markham, Illinois garage on Christmas Eve 2016. The events that led to Desiree Robinson’s death took place because she had become a victim of sex trafficking ... Read More

Sexual Assault in High School Gets Covered Up with Hazing Label

Posted on: June 27th, 2017 by Romanucci & Blandin
There is a disturbing problem that has flown under the radar in many high schools across the country for years.  Many sexual assault incidents have been covered up by calling them hazing or bullying problems. The AP examined sexual assault cases in high schools throughout the US as part of a broad investigation into student on student sexual assault.  They found 17,000 cases of reported abuse, but that barely touches the surface of sexual assault in high school.  Even more alarming, they f ... Read More

One Season of Football Can Alter the Brain

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
There is no doubt that Americans love football.  There are an estimated 6 million players in the country and of those 6 million, 3 million play at the youth and high school level.  Team sports like football help kids to learn how to work together and emphasize the importance of physical activity, but there is also a big downside to this contact sport: traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been in the headlines more recently as many professional football players are finall ... Read More

Landmark NCAA Wrongful Death Settlement Can Lead To More Change & Safer Practices

Posted on: September 7th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
On August 5th, 2016, the NCAA reached a settlement with the family of Derek Sheely, a college football player who died from a head injury sustained during practice. While the $1.2 million dollar settlement amount is significant, the consequences of this agreement are especially monumental and can hopefully start to bring about change in the college sports arena. In recent years, the tragic extent of brain injuries in sports like football has gotten a large amount of publicity.  NFL play ... Read More

Stay Safe this Summer

Posted on: July 15th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
Summer is officially in full-swing which means children and parents alike are spending hours at the park, playing sports, bouncing on trampolines and participating in other fun activities. Unfortunately, all of these happenings can lead to injuries. Stay safe this summer by following our proposed safety guidelines below: Adult Supervision Adult Supervision is a MUST. Young children are not always able to measure distances and have difficulty foreseeing dangerous situations. Playground ... Read More

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Romanucci & Blandin
Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC Reach $30 Million Dollar Settlement with Mark J. Holterman, MD and a Major Chicago Area Teaching Hospital for a Boy Left Permanently Disabled and Brain Injured as a Result of 25 Experimental Surgeries The Lawsuit Ranks as the Fourth Largest Medical Malpractice Suit for a Minor in the State of Illinois CHICAGO, IL – (February 19, 2016) The medical malpractice attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC announced a settleme ... Read More

What to do when the Water from your Tap is Not Fit to Drink

Posted on: December 16th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
Lead in drinking water spurs state of emergency in Flint, MI As reported by The Washington Post, parents of young children in Flint, MI have been suspect of their drinking water ever since the municipality switched from the Detroit water system to the Flint River in April 2014.  Upon this transition, residents began questioning the water delivered to their taps, which they said was cloudy in appearance and had a distinct “foul” odor. Despite assurances from city government that th ... Read More

Cheerleading and Concussions—A Growing Concern for Young Athletes

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
Football and Cheerleading often go hand in hand. Unfortunately, athletes who cheer are not getting the same level of attention regarding the dangers of concussions in the sport as their football counterparts. A recent lawsuit brought by a former student of New Trier High School and her parents highlights this growing problem, and the lack of awareness and education on the part of coaches and athletic trainers when it comes to treating traumatic brain injuries like concussions. Amanda Schoerke ... Read More

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, Illinois has a lot of Work to Do

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by Romanucci & Blandin
In Illinois, a child dies of abuse or neglect every three days, according to a Department of Child and Family Services representative. This is an alarming and tragic statistic, but what is an even bigger cause for concern is that Illinois’ rate is higher than the national average of 1,640 annual fatalities. Clearly, it’s time something be done and that we band together to protect the children of Illinois from abuse, neglect and other harm. Since 1983, April has been a month dedicated to r ... Read More

Stop Cyberbullying Now

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Romanucci & Blandin
Romanucci & Blandin LLC, managing attorney, Gina Arquilla DeBoni, recently helped develop an anti-bullying PSA as part of her role as Chair of Illinois Senator Mark Kirk’s Woman’s Advisory Board. This anti-bullying campaign recently launched in partnership with the Senator’s 2014 Student Leadership Advisory Board (SLAB) and employees of Motorola Mobility. The campaign is geared toward K-5 students and aims to prevent the development of bullying behavior in young children. In Ill ... Read More

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