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October 2016 Archives

Faulty lift blamed for nursing home death; facility fined

When a family makes the decision to place a loved one in a nursing home, one of the worst scenarios is if there is nursing home abuse or death due to something that the staff did. There is also the chance that neglect was the cause of the injury or death. These cases are troublesome when they arise and investigations promise to put a stop to them, but they still happen frequently. If there is even a suspicion that abuse has led to a resident injury or death, knowing how to pursue compensation is key.

Study shows links between a fatal car accident and teen behavior

Studies into car accidents and their causes are undertaken to determine how and why they happen and try to formulate ways to prevent them. Issues stemming from a car crash can affect people in Illinois and across the country. Therefore, it is wise to keep a close eye on the results of these studies. New data from the federal government is showing that the number of teenagers who are in a fatal car accident is increasing for the first time in 10 years. Teens are 1.5 times more prone to being in a fatal crash than adults.

One birth injury claim can lead to a domino effect

When an infant is injured during pregnancy or during the birthing process, it is not always easy for its parents to summon the energy to file a legal claim related to that injury. The infant's mother is often overwhelmed with recovering physically from the birthing process. Both parents tend to be mentally, emotionally and physically overwhelmed by what has happened to their child.

Man delivering pipe dies in fatal work-related accident

While many workers in Illinois might have jobs that include a certain amount of risk if not outright danger, they may not expect that they will go to work and not come home. Unfortunately, accidents will happen and it can result in the death of a worker in the course of employment. Whether this is due to construction negligence or happened for any other reason, it is important that the family left behind protects themselves with legal advice to determine if there is cause to move forward with a case for the fatal work-related accident.

Proposed change may pave way for lawsuits for nursing home abuse

Abuse in nursing homes is something that Illinois residents and people across the United States would prefer not to think about. It is difficult enough to place a loved one in a facility when their loved one can no longer take care of themselves, and the family does not have ability to provide the level of care their loved one needs at home. When there is a believe that the person has been abused or even suffers nursing home death, it can be overwhelming. A legal filing is frequently considered to receive compensation for what happened, but arbitration was an obstacle that prevented many from pursuing a claim. However, the regulatory agency within the Health and Human Services Department has taken steps to change that.

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