Author Archives: David A. Statham

Oxygen Deprivation During Birth

Every parent hopes for a smooth, complication-free delivery of his or her child. Unfortunately, according to the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, oxygen deprivation occurs in roughly one in every 1,000 births in the United States. When the supply of oxygen is reduced or suspended, blood is diverted from the brain to the heart and… Read More »

Don’t Wait for Social Security Disability Benefits

A client of Newman Boyer & Statham Ltd., “Herbert” was a steelworker who, after retiring from the steel mill, went to work as a cashier/stocker in a gas station to supplement his pension. After a couple of years, his hands and neck began to bother him due to arthritis. Social Security denied his disability claim,… Read More »