Behind the Scenes at Veteran’s Nursing Homes

Recent inspections of Veterans Affairs nursing homes revealed inadequate care for residents across 25 states. Following reports from both USA Today and The Boston Globe discussing poor conditions found in many VA nursing homes, subsequent inspections continued to find substandard care in a large number of facilities. Findings When Inspecting VA Nursing Homes Inspections conducted in April to December 2018… Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Veteran’s Nursing Homes

Did COVID-19 Panic Shoppers Cause Your Fall?

Woman with face mask is pushing a shopping cart

Customers injured due to falls resulting from panic shopping may recover damages for their associated losses from the stores or, in some cases, the other shoppers responsible for causing their injuries. As the state and federal government implemented measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, people flocked to local grocers and retail stores to get… Continue reading Did COVID-19 Panic Shoppers Cause Your Fall?

Injured in a Head-On Crash?

Icon of a head-on crash of two cars

Head-on accidents occurring in Illinois may cause serious injuries, which require extensive medical treatment and time off work to recover. According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 3,400 head-on crashes occurred across the U.S. in 2017. Over 10% of such accidents resulted in deaths, while many others caused serious injuries. Common Causes of Head-On… Continue reading Injured in a Head-On Crash?

Deadly Candida Auris Fungus Invades Chicago Nursing Homes

A senior sitting in a wheelchair

Nursing homes and health care facilities in Chicago and throughout the state have seen a wave of Candida Auris cases. As of January 31, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the state has 296 confirmed clinical cases and 4 probable clinical cases. Often affected by underlying medical problems or weakened immune systems,… Continue reading Deadly Candida Auris Fungus Invades Chicago Nursing Homes

4 Common Struck-By Hazards in the Workplace

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Four common types of hazards largely contribute to the occurrence of workplace struck-by accidents. Cited as one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s fatal four for construction workers, struck-by accidents accounted for 112 work-related deaths in 2018, and many more suffered serious injuries as a result of such on-the-job incidents. What are Struck-By Hazards?… Continue reading 4 Common Struck-By Hazards in the Workplace

After 192 Injuries, the Fate of Electric Scooters in Chicago Remains Undecided

E-Scotters are placed in alignment

City officials in Chicago, Illinois, remain undecided on whether to permit electronic scooter rentals after analyzing the safety and other impacts of a 2019 pilot program. Between June 15, 2019, and October 15, 2019, the city conducted an e-scooter share test; permitting 10 vendors to provide 250 electric scooters each for rent in specified areas.… Continue reading After 192 Injuries, the Fate of Electric Scooters in Chicago Remains Undecided

When OSHA Violations Lead to Injured Workers

A worker gets injured after falling from a ladder

Violating the safety standards of the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration may create hazards that cause serious injuries for workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employees suffered 2.8 million injuries on the job in 2018, and injured workers often require medical treatment and recovery time. Unfortunately, injured workers’ employers might have… Continue reading When OSHA Violations Lead to Injured Workers

Who Is Liable for Sledding Injuries?

A man is using a life buoy to sled

Depending on where the accident occurred, property owners or those who suffer sledding injuries themselves may bear financial responsibility. Sledding down hills covered in snow, as well as grass, is a popular pastime for people throughout Illinois. The thrill of zooming down a hill and the fun of time spent with friends may end abruptly,… Continue reading Who Is Liable for Sledding Injuries?

Liability in Car vs Restaurant Collisions

Drive-in restaurant with many cars parked

When vehicles crash into restaurants, unsuspecting diners may suffer serious injuries for which they deserve financial compensation. The Storefront Safety Council reports that vehicle-into-building accidents occur 60 times per day across the U.S., resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries each year. Depending on the circumstances, those injured or who lose loved ones… Continue reading Liability in Car vs Restaurant Collisions

Improper Evictions Are Putting Nursing Home Residents at Risk

Back of a senior sitting in wheelchair

Nursing homes in Illinois are improperly evicting residents, putting then at risk for serious injury, illness, or death. Often referred to as resident dumping, nursing homes sometimes kick residents out without proper cause, warning, or transition plans, which may affect their ability to get the care they need. Involuntary Nursing Home Discharges Involuntarily and improperly… Continue reading Improper Evictions Are Putting Nursing Home Residents at Risk