January 2015

What standard of care do nursing homes in Illinois owe their patients?

In September 2014, the Illinois attorney general’s office asked state lawmakers to allow families to install cameras in their loved ones’ nursing home rooms. According to the Chicago Tribune, the attorney general said the devices could help to deter abuse and neglect. The state currently allows … [...]

Central line associated bloodstream infections pose unnecessary risks to patients

When patients receive treatment at hospitals, they are often not aware of the challenges many of these facilities are currently facing in regards to infection control. Poor hand washing and other sanitation practices continue to run rampant in many hospitals around the nation and infection is the … [...]

Victims of nursing home neglect face maze of shell companies

Nursing home abuse and neglect are two of the most disturbing yet common forms of elder abuse in the nation. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, 44 percent of nursing home residents who participated in a study indicated that they had been abused and 95 percent admitted to being … [...]

What types of compensation can I ask for?

When someone in Lake County has been injured in a workplace accident or has been diagnosed with a work-related illness, that person may not understand what they are entitled to. Every Illinois workers compensation lawyer is familiar with the devastating consequences of job-related accidents and … [...]

Reconstructive surgery often needed for dog bites

A dog attack can be one of the most traumatic experiences of a person’s life. Not only do they often end with victims sustaining severe injuries and death, these attacks can cause victims life-long anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological problems. A Lake County dog bite … [...]

4 Tips to improve your defensive driving skills

When Illinois motorists take to the roads, they must constantly be on the lookout for potentially dangerous situations. Whether another driver is speeding and weaving in and out of traffic, or a fellow motorist refuses to yield, drivers can still prevent accidents from occurring in many instances. A … [...]