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Month: September 2017

Fractures and Nursing Home Neglect in Chicago, Illinois

Written by: admin| Sep 27, 2017 | 0 Comment

As we age, bone density loss becomes a reality, particularly for women over the age of 60. Nursing home falls in Chicago and other cities in Illinois can lead to bone fractures which may take a long time to heal. Staff are required to constantly monitor residents who are known fall risks and adjust to their needs by making sure they never have to fall in the first place, and if they do, to have some kind of mechanism that breaks their fall.

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Urinary Tract Infections and Illinois Nursing Home Neglect Cases

Written by: admin| Sep 26, 2017 | 0 Comment

Elderly individuals often suffer from incontinence due to weakened bladder muscles. At the same time, residents in Chicago, Illinois nursing homes may spend hours confined in a bed or wheelchair, without proper nutrition or hydration, both of which can weaken their immune system and prime their renal system to developing urinary tract infections.

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Legal Help for Choking Accidents in Chicago, Illinois Nursing Homes

Written by: admin| Sep 26, 2017 | 0 Comment

Nursing home residents require constant supervision at all times. This means monitoring their food intake in order to prevent choking as well as enforcing certain dietary restrictions to protect those that have a hard time swallowing food. Choking can be dangerous in the elderly because it can lead to death within a few short minutes.

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How To Report Abuse in Chicago, Illinois Nursing Homes

Written by: admin| Sep 25, 2017 | 0 Comment

Nursing home abuse in Illinois has reached epidemic levels. According to a government report, the state is in the top 3 when it comes to the sexual and physical abuse of residents. This number is much larger than what one sees in this report, which means that thousands of residents could be languishing in exploitative homes whose only concern is to make a profit off a section of our population that has historically been seen as ‘weak’.

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Premature Birth and Chicago, Illinois Birth Injury Cases

Written by: admin| Sep 25, 2017 | 0 Comment

It is estimated that 1 in 10 babies is born premature. This can place severe strain on the child’s health as well as future prospects, as well as the family as a whole which will have to rearrange their life in order to accommodate the special needs associated with a premature child. A child born prematurely is typically one that is born before the 37th week of pregnancy.

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Legal Help for Dropped Patients in Chicago, Illinois Nursing Homes

Written by: admin| Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comment

It is estimated that 1 in 3 elderly individuals suffer from falls after a certain age. While falls are inconsequential when you are young, they can do a lot of damage once you’ve past your 60’s. Nursing home falls in Chicago, Illinois, are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in these facilities. These falls, however, don’t happen in a vacuum, and the actions of staff or administration negligence can be directly attributed to these falls.

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Retrieving Medical Records in Chicago, Illinois Nursing Home Injury Lawsuits

Written by: admin| Sep 21, 2017 | 0 Comment

As a rule of thumb, you can’t get medical records from an Illinois nursing home unless you have what’s called power of attorney, or a legal order authorizing you to do so, compelling the Chicago, Illinois nursing home to relinquish these. That being said, if your loved one passed on at the facility but did not leave a will, you may be able to access these records as long as you follow a certain process.

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What Is The Typical Payout on a Chicago Nursing Home Injury Case?

Written by: admin| Sep 20, 2017 | 0 Comment

Nursing home abuse cases in Chicago, Illinois are complex. There are various factors at play, and no two cases are alike. As a law firm, clients may approach us and ask us questions to the effect of: what is the average payout of a Chicago, Illinois nursing home injury case? This is a subjective question, and we handle all cases as unique entities, keeping in mind the needs of the client as well as the typical outcome they can expect.

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Overmedication and Nursing Home Negligence in Chicago, Illinois

Written by: admin| Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comment

Nursing homes provide much-needed care for individuals past a certain age who may not be able to take care of themselves on account of frailty or those that have a degenerative condition such as dementia and need to be watched at all times. Nursing homes in Chicago and other cities in Illinois are often understaffed and overpopulated, forcing them to come up with unethical solutions to these problems.

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Chicago Effexor Birth Injury Lawsuits

Written by: admin| Sep 19, 2017 | 0 Comment

It is estimated that 1 in 10 people across the world suffers from depression. In addition, women, more than men, are affected by mood disorders, impacting their ability to make rational decisions as well as maintain a stable mood needed in maintaining good human relationships. Antidepressants have been the medication-du-jour ever since Prozac made its foray into the public domain in the late eighties. One such antidepressant, Effexor, also known as venlafaxine, is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder, prescribed by your average doctor or psychiatrist in a hospital setting.

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