Investigating Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

A nursing home neglect or abuse investigation can uncover if a loved one is beating treated poorly. Substantiating evidence of abuse or neglect can help a family recover damages for the injuries that a loved one has suffered. Warning Signs Family members may spot signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. These are often the… [Read More]

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Staff Shortages Lead to Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect

As acute shortages of nursing assistants and other health care professionals continue to plague nursing homes throughout the nation, disabled victims and vulnerable elderly people are left to pay. And while America’s senior population continues to grow (currently at about 48 million), nursing homes deny care to thousands of patients, victims are neglected and abused,… [Read More]

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When Can You File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim?

Nursing homes, rest homes, elder care facilities, and convalescent homes are generally held responsible when an act of abuse or neglect occurs on the premise that causes harm to residents or patients. There are several types of behaviors that can result in nursing home neglect claims, with the help of a nursing home attorney. Behaviors… [Read More]

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6 Visible Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect frequently occur without anyone to help victims, but there are signs that loved ones can look for to determine if they are suffering, which may warrant compensation with the help of a nursing home abuse lawyer. Here are some of the more visible signs of abuse that can help you… [Read More]

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Turbulence Causes a Wave of Injuries for Flight Attendants

  Recent reports reveal that severe turbulence has been responsible for a wave of injuries involving flight attendants in the past few years. Although numerous passengers have become severely injured as well, flight attendants are at a much higher risk of suffering significant, turbulence-related injuries that result in medical treatment, lost time from work, disability,… [Read More]

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Domestic Aviation Accidents: Types Of Legal Claims

Aviation accidents may involve multiple legal claims, including negligence, violations of the Federal Torts Claim Act and products liability claims. When an airplane accident happens, the risk of catastrophic injuries and death is high. Pilot error sometimes factors into airplane crashes, but there may also be defects in the design or manufacture of component parts… [Read More]

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The Rate of Workplace Injuries Continues to Decline

  The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the rate of employer-reported occupational injuries and illness continued to decline in 2015. According to the report, there were about 2.9 million workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private sector employers — down approximately 48,000 from 2014. With about three reported cases per 100… [Read More]

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Elderly Drivers: How Old is Too Old to Drive?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, elderly drivers only account for about 9 percent of the population, but accident statistics show that they account for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities and 17 percent of all pedestrian fatalities. Illinois car accident lawyers commonly see serious injuries caused by elderly drivers behind the wheel…. [Read More]

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Landlords Have a Duty to Prevent Dog Bites

Landlords in Illinois have a duty of care that includes the responsibility of protecting tenants and visitors from dog bites. This duty includes making sure that dangerous dogs are not housed on the property, making sure tenants adhere to lease terms and stipulations, and ensuring that doors, gates, etc. are properly secured so that dogs… [Read More]

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Workplace Safety: Preventing Falls

Falls account for a significant portion of workplace injuries. They occur in office buildings, retail stores, warehouses, in hospitals and on construction sites. No occupation is immune or safe from falls. Falls cover a diverse range of injuries including slips, trips, and drops from several stories. Most falls are nonfatal and not serious but, especially… [Read More]

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