Many people in the Cook County area walk to their destinations. There are many forms of transportation that Illinois area residents use, including walking to the train station, their home or other destination. Most of the time pedestrians are able to safely share the road with vehicles, but occasionally a serious accident occurs. A fatal accident recently occurred in Downers Grove.
Most Cook County area residents will be admitted to the hospital in their lifetime. Hospitals are important places in order to help critically injured and sick patients feel better. Most of the time patients are able to get better while they are in the hospital. But, occasionally an unexpected hospital error occurs that leads to a patient suffering unexpected injuries or even death.
Almost everyone in Chicago will need to undergo a major medical procedure at least once in their life. Whether that is a surgical procedure, time in the hospital or other medical care, all of these procedures carry a risk to the patient. But, occasionally these risks are multiplied when there is negligent medical care. Those who have been affected by a deadly medical malpractice case or other wrongful death situation ihave legal rights.
Many families in the Cook County area have had to make the agonizing decision to place their loved one in a nursing home. Although most people do not want to put a family member in a nursing home, they are necessary facilities for those who are unable to take care of themselves. As a large population continues to age, more people will need skilled nursing care. But, while most facilities understand the importance of patient safety, some facilities have caused serious nursing home abuse injuries.
When your Illinois family places a loved one in the care of a nursing facility, it is with the assurance that he or she will get the care and support needed. It can be devastating to learn that the nursing home failed in this obligation to your family member. Neglect in a nursing home is unacceptable, and it is appropriate to move forward with legal action, if necessary.