When Negligence Becomes Wrongful Death

At some point in our lives we will rely upon the care and treatment of the medical establishment to improve our health. Whether undergoing a major operation or picking up a prescription for cold medicine, the public expects physicians and other medical professionals to perform their duties in accordance with established guidelines for care. With… Continue reading When Negligence Becomes Wrongful Death

Time is the Greatest Risk Factor for Mesothelioma Claims

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that approximately 11 million Americans were exposed to asbestos from 1940 to 1978. This number includes those who served in the military, and those who worked in the construction or manufacturing sectors of the economy. For many of these individuals the effects of their exposure to asbestos took… Continue reading Time is the Greatest Risk Factor for Mesothelioma Claims

Higher Speed Limits Lead to Increased Accident Rates

‘I feel the need…the need for speed.‘ It’s a frequently recited movie line from a still popular movie that has encouraged many motorists to push the envelope as they cruise down the highways of the country. Since the 1980’s, speed limits across the country have increased to the point where today most states have highway… Continue reading Higher Speed Limits Lead to Increased Accident Rates

Sidewalks Save Lives

Whether it’s walking to school, or taking a stroll around the neighborhood, walking is something millions of Americans do every day Even though it’s a mundane and common activity, pedestrians need to stay alert for the dangers of the road lest they become the victim of an automobile-pedestrian accident. “Just last month, an 11-year-old boy… Continue reading Sidewalks Save Lives

Trucking Firms Settle Claims from 2009 Wilmington Crash

On January 3, 2009, Eugene Hajer was driving his pick-up truck through Custer Township in Will County. As he was traveling between Wilmington and Kankakee on Illinois Route 113, he made a left turn onto a neighbor’s property at precisely the same moment Alfred Criswell, Jr. attempted to pass him. Criswell, who was driving a… Continue reading Trucking Firms Settle Claims from 2009 Wilmington Crash

Speaking Out Against Abusive Nursing Homes

Grandma, Grandpa, even Uncle Joe, and Aunt Sue dedicated their lives to raising their families and providing the care and support their children needed growing up. So, why is it that so many of America’s elderly are finding themselves the victims of neglect and outright abuse at the hands of nursing home staff? It’s a… Continue reading Speaking Out Against Abusive Nursing Homes

Illinois Under Attack: Canine Assault

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), there are an estimated 70 million dogs in the United States, and nearly 13 million in the state of Illinois alone. Approximately 36 percent of homes in the U.S. report having at least one dog. Unfortunately, among our millions of four legged friends are dangerous, and sometimes… Continue reading Illinois Under Attack: Canine Assault

Adventist Health Systems Fined for Overbilling

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corporation based in Orlando has been fined $115 million for filing both false and inflated insurance claims, and for providing kickbacks to physicians. AHHSHC operates 43 hospitals in 10 states, including Illinois. The case began in December 2012 when three Park Ridge employees who were aware of the overbilling filed… Continue reading Adventist Health Systems Fined for Overbilling

Wrongful deaths cost Illinois hospitals millions

>Medical errors made in Illinois hospitals have created a hefty price tag for area medical facilities as well as Illinois taxpayers, a fact know by a Lake County wrongful death attorney. Mistakes made by hospital staff and other medical professionals has resulted in a substantial number of patient deaths, disabilities and injuries, according to a… Continue reading Wrongful deaths cost Illinois hospitals millions

Dementia patients at greater risk of abuse in nursing homes

Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that affects thousands of elderly people and their families. What is even more troubling is that a significant number of nursing home residents suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, or some other form of dementia. Studies show that these vulnerable patients are more prone to psychological, emotional, financial, physical and/or… Continue reading Dementia patients at greater risk of abuse in nursing homes