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Understanding medical malpractice

Understanding medical malpractice and why it happens can be difficult. This post and infographic will hopefully help. When we go to a doctor or hospital, we put our faith in the ability of our doctors to provide us with a certain level of skilled health care. We do so because one of the most fundamental […]
Medical Malpractice

Loss of balance common factor in elderly falls, study says

When Chicago nursing home patients are neglected or not properly cared for by staff, they could suffer a number of preventable illnesses or injuries. In extreme cases, nursing home abuse and negligence can lead to fatal health complications. Some common signs of negligence in nursing homes include bed sores, rapid weight loss, dehydration and bruises. […]
Nursing Negligence

Gov. signs new laws to protect Illinois nursing home patients

Victims of nursing home neglect or abuse certainly have a right to seek compensation for their injuries or for a loved one’s wrongful death in Chicago. Sadly, nursing home abuse or neglect often results in fatal injuries due to residents’ frail and poor medical conditions. Although obtaining compensation is important for victims of medical malpractice, […]
Nursing Negligence

Nursing home neglect investigation reveals horrible conditions

Nursing home patients in Chicago and throughout the entire state of Illinois need very specific medical treatment based on their needs and conditions. When they do not receive this care or when staff does not make sure that residents are safe in nursing homes, these patients are at risk of suffering further health complications. Nursing […]
Nursing Negligence

Nursing homes in U.S. still need improvement, study suggests

Though most facilities have improved over the past three years in the U.S., the quality of nursing home care still continues to be a reported problem in more than 560 nursing homes in the country. Poor quality of care at these facilities can lead to nursing home negligence, causing Illinois patients and other patients in […]
Nursing Home Care

Low staffing at nursing homes can lead to nursing negligence

Poor patient care, injuries and even wrongful death can result from nursing negligence in any Illinois nursing home. But could negligence in our nation’s nursing homes be minimized simply by making sure that facilities are properly staffed? According to a recent analysis, the answer may be yes. An analysis of the quality of care at […]
Nursing Negligence

Nursing home makes improvements after finding maggots on patient

After discovering maggots in a patient’s catheter, a nursing home was placed on a federal agency’s list for providing less than satisfactory care to patients. Since the incident in September, inspectors have noted that the nursing home has been making improvements in the quality of care that is being provided to patients. The incident has […]
Nursing Negligence

Illinois nursing home accused of negligence after resident’s death

Our Illinois nursing homes and long-term care facilities are governed by specific state laws and regulations in order to hold employees and managers accountable for providing the best care for patients and residents. Although these laws and regulations exist in order to prevent patients from receiving anything less than the standard of care at our […]
Nursing Negligence

Former Illinois nursing home employee admits to neglect

A former nursing home employee — whom McHenry County prosecutors claim was involved with the deaths of six patients — pled guilty last week to felony criminal neglect. In exchange for the guilty plea, five felony counts were dismissed regarding the suspicious deaths. The 60-year-old woman could be sentenced to serve up to three years […]
Nursing Negligence

Should Illinois nursing homes install cameras in rooms?

Choosing the right nursing home for a loved one can be a very difficult decision for Illinois families to make. With numerous cases of nursing home abuse and neglect that are reported each year, many worry that their loved ones may be subjected to similar incidents of abuse or suffer a wrongful death due to […]
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