Accidents happen, or so they say. However, not all accidents are purely accidental. Some are based on the negligence of another, or the inability to take 'due care' and this directly impacting the well-being of another. When a worker suffers a fatality on the job, there will be an investigation to determine just what happened.
The issues of malnutrition and dehydration in nursing homes were troubling enough to warrant attention from the U.S. Congress. In 1987, Congress passed the Nutrition and Nursing Home Reform Act, which requires nursing homes to "assess the nutritional status" of their residents upon arrival and every three months an individual resides in the facility.
The decision to move a loved one to a care facility can be a difficult choice to make. There can be several reasons behind this, but one of the positive aspects a nursing home facility can offer a loved one is access to round-the-clock care. Most patients who spend time in nursing homes have excellent experiences, however, some are not so fortunate.
There are all kinds of ways to approach your morning commute into Chicago. Some live in the city and have the luxury of walking. Many take the train or their own vehicle or car-pool into the city. Still yet, some bike, especially when the temperatures are fair in the summer and fall months.
One minute you're driving along, all is normal and right and, in the next split second, your life and the life of your loved ones changes in an instant. That's how quick a car accident can impact your life. Here is what to consider if you believe your own or a loved one's injury may be lasting and could be attributed to another's negligence.
Construction workers are a common sight in Illinois, especially during the summer when construction workers and orange barrels seem to be ever-present. However, whether they are erecting a building, fixing a street or performing any other type of task involving heights, electricity and heavy machinery, it goes without saying that construction work can be dangerous work -- sometimes even leading to work-related deaths.