What’s New In 2022 at Vlaw



Blog Post #1 (02/10/2022)

We are now one month into 2022, and I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like it’s very much still 2021. It seems every time I pick up a newspaper or get a notification from an app or website with “breaking news” it’s COVID related…. whether it’s updated or always changing guidelines, an increase in positive cases, a new variant, or something related to the economy (and how the pandemic has impacted it). The part of my brain that compartmentalizes COVID What's Newrelated information is maxed out.

I’m in no way trying to minimize the importance of valid COVID information. You likely just won’t find us talking much about it on here. We’ll stick to what we know best. There is a plethora of resources out there for you to find COVID information.

Along with a new year, come new laws. Check out this post on the Illinois State Bar Association’s website for a rundown of the 18 new Illinois laws that went into effect on January 1, 2022. While a lot of work was likely put into bringing these new laws to the books for 2022, there are still a few silly laws on those same books that might make you wonder who comes up this stuff?!?!

In Normal, Illinois it’s illegal to make faces at dogs.

It is also illegal to give a pet a cigar. (Seriously, what is wrong with people that this had to be a LAW)?

It is illegal to eat in a burning building. (Again, I’ll say, what is wrong with people)

In Eureka, it’s illegal for a man with a mustache to kiss a woman.

In Ottawa, it is illegal to spit on the sidewalk.

Want to check out some of the odd laws still on the books in other states? Visit Only In Your State.

Mass Torts: VanDerGinst Law is taking cases of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) linked to use of certain baby formulas. NEC is a serious gastrointestinal disease which can cause intestinal tissue to die or may create a hole (perforation) in the intestine. This can then lead to serious abdominal infections resulting in lifelong complications and even death.

Manufacturers of some baby formulas (including Similac and Enfamil) knew or should have known their products could cause NEC. Studies have shown the risk of premature babies developing NEC is substantially heightened when fed cow’s milk-based formulas. Yet, the manufacturers failed to warn doctors and the public of the potentially deadly risks associated with their product(s). Check out this article. There’s also a contact form on the page to reach out to VLAW for a free consultation if you qualify.

If you’ve been injured on the job, in an accident, or due to negligence from a company or product, the attorneys & staff at VanDerGinst Law would be honored to help you.

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