Recognizing the Signs of Physical Abuse

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Physical abuse of elderly patients can significantly harm their health and decrease their lifespan. Elderly patients do not heal as quickly due to age and diminished immune system responses. Thus, it is crucial for family members and loved ones to recognize the signs of physical abuse and … [read more]

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Exactly How Dangerous is it to Drive in Illinois?

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were 914 fatal accidents in Illinois during 2015, resulting in 998 deaths. While car accidents happen every day in every state, Illinois was in the top 10 states for most fatal accidents during 2015. Illinois has taken steps to try to … [read more]

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Using the Family Medical Leave Act To Care For A Spouse Injured At Their Job

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Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), companies are legally obligated to allow employees time to care for medical needs of their spouse and other family members. This includes employees who must care for their spouse who was involved in a work-related accident at a different company. … [read more]

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Arbitration Diminishes the Rights of Nursing Home Residents

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Arbitration agreements might seems like a savvy move for nursing homes in Illinois, but some of the state's most vulnerable citizens could be paying the price. These clauses are frequently overlooked since they are often tucked inside the extensive stacks of paperwork that are presented to nursing … [read more]

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Five Reasons A Workers’ Compensation Claim May Be Denied

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Employees making legitimate workers' comp claims are sometimes denied. There are many reasons why an insurance company may attempt to deny benefits. Sometimes the companies have understandable reasons for denying claims; other times the companies lack any justifiable basis for denying benefits and … [read more]

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Small Bites Can Lead to Big Injuries

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 4.5 million victims suffer injuries from dog bites in the United States every year. While dog attacks happen approximately every 75 seconds, some are more severe than others and about 1,000 victims require emergency medical care … [read more]

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The Hidden Risks of Improper Truck Loading

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In the United States, there are numerous laws that regulate the amount of weight a large truck can carry, how the weight is distributed, and the way a large truck load is secured. Large trucks that are not loaded correctly or are loaded too heavily are not just in violation of federal and state … [read more]

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Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car

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In the U.S., car accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 18. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, many child fatalities caused by car accidents can be prevented with proper child safety restraints. Child Safety Restraints According to the … [read more]

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Developmentally Disabled Often Victims of Abuse

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Developmentally disabled residents are some of the nation's most vulnerable victims to emotional, physical and sexual violence and neglect in group homes. Many don't truly understand what is actually happening to them, and they sometimes have difficulty communicating the details about these … [read more]

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Wrongful Death Suits in Illinois

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Wrongful death lawsuits can help family members and financial dependents receive the compensation they require following the preventable and unexpected loss of a family member. A wrongful death suit can be filed against parties whose negligent actions, manufacture or sale of defective products, or … [read more]

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