When a person in Illinois is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against a physician or medical center, the issue of "doctor-patient privilege" comes up. Doctor-patient privilege allows a person to have their medical information kept private unless they agree to share it. This means that a doctor cannot share medical information about a patient to others, unless that privilege has been waived by the patient.
Construction workers in Illinois build our buildings, maintain our roads and repair infrastructure as needed. We rely on construction workers to do their jobs, but their jobs are not safe ones. Working at great heights or with heavy machinery can lead to disaster, especially if a construction worker's employer tries to cut corners with regards to safety. Let's explore some of the ways construction workers can be injured on the job.
As relatives age, many families opt to allow nursing homes to provide these relatives with necessary physical care and emotional support. Oftentimes, nursing facilities are the best possible option for aging or ill relatives. However, there are also times when these facilities fall short.
One would think that those who pledge to uphold the law will not break the law itself. Unfortunately, there may be a "code of silence" between members of the Chicago police force that allows officers to get away with breaking the law, often with disastrous results.
When a loved one is placed in a nursing home it is usually because they can no longer take care of their daily needs or that they need a certain standard of care that cannot be provided by loved ones. Oftentimes, a nursing home resident's medical provider will have certain requirements in place for the nursing home to follow, to ensure the safety of the resident. If these orders are not followed, the results could be catastrophic.