Illinois is one of many industrial states in the country. The construction industry, transportation, agricultural, and fish and gaming industries are top work areas that also unfortunately run high numbers of on the job death or injuries. A leading cause of accidents and fatalities at construction sites is frequently construction negligence.
Concerns across the nation have increased following a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, surrounding a high incidence of negative treatment of patients in nursing home facilities. This is especially critical to Illinois residents who have thousands of loved ones in the nursing homes across the state.
According to a recent lawsuit, an Illinois nursing home was so negligent in the care that it gave a man who lived in the facility that he had to have his leg amputated. The man spent roughly 13 months in the facility, and he was mostly confined to his bed. He needed extensive care and assistance. He was taken out of the facility at the very end of 2012, but it turned out that his troubles were not yet over.
A little known fact about Illinois is that it is one of the most nuclear states in the country. In December 1942, at the University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi initiated the first atomic chain reaction in history. Thus began the atomic age.