Nursing Home Residents Targeted By This Little Red Pill

Some Illinois nursing home residents with dementia are unnecessarily being prescribed Nuedexta to control agitation, unruly behaviors, and confusion, and the use of this drug has been associated with falls and other adverse events that have led to hospitalization and death. The medication is meant to treat PBA, which causes uncontrollable laughing in some people… Continue reading Nursing Home Residents Targeted By This Little Red Pill

Emergency in the Workplace: Are You Ready?

The best way to prevent serious injuries and fatalities to workers, customers, and the public is to be prepared for unforeseen situations before disaster strikes with an emergency action plan for the workplace. The most effective plan includes event reporting procedures, evacuation plans, and training about how to respond to different types of emergencies. Preparing… Continue reading Emergency in the Workplace: Are You Ready?

Who Is Liable in Crashes Involving Rental Cars or Trucks?

When rental cars, pickups, and moving trucks are involved in accidents, liability for damages, injuries and fatalities can vary significantly depending on the type of vehicle rented, the insurance that is obtained, and the cause of the crash. While credit card insurance policies, supplemental insurance that is offered by the rental company, and personal car… Continue reading Who Is Liable in Crashes Involving Rental Cars or Trucks?

Are Some Nursing Homes Deliberately Understaffing?

Some Illinois nursing homes are deliberately understaffed, leading to injuries and fatalities caused by inadequate care. While the state requires nursing homes to maintain certain minimum staffing levels, some owners and managers still try to keep them understaffed. Nursing homes are driven to increase profits, and labor costs are some of the highest expense categories… Continue reading Are Some Nursing Homes Deliberately Understaffing?

Third Party Liability Could Be the Road to Recovery After a Truck Accident

Illinois residents who are victims of truck accidents may be able to hold parties other than the truck driver liable for personal injury claims. Holding third parties liable for trucking accidents may help injured victims recover damages that are sufficient to pay for their losses. While truck drivers may have been negligent, other parties might… Continue reading Third Party Liability Could Be the Road to Recovery After a Truck Accident

Rollback of Beryllium Rule Puts Workers at Risk

After lobbying efforts by the Abrasive Blasting Manufacturers Alliance and other industry insiders, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it is rolling back its proposed beryllium rules that would have protected Illinois workers from exposure to the dangerous mineral. The rules had been proposed while President Obama was still in office and was… Continue reading Rollback of Beryllium Rule Puts Workers at Risk

Inadequate Training in Nursing Homes Leads to Abuse/Neglect

When nursing home staff in Illinois are not properly trained, there may be a greater incidence of abuse and neglect. Inadequate training may lead to more abuse and neglect for several reasons. Staff may not have the proper coping mechanisms to deal with frustration and take it out of the residents. They may also fail… Continue reading Inadequate Training in Nursing Homes Leads to Abuse/Neglect