Illinois Leads the Way in Nursing Home Abuse

A federal government audit found that Illinois leads the country in the total number of nursing home abuse cases. The report recently concluded, examined a period from 2015 to 2016 and found that of 134 cases in which hospitals are treating victims found evidence of physical or sexual abuse or neglect, 17 were from Illinois… [Read More]

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Will Nursing Home Residents Lose the Right to Sue for Abuse?

The Trump Administration, through announcements released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, illustrated its intent to roll back legal rights enacted under the Obama Administration that made it easier for patients to sue nursing homes for abuse and other violations. Nursing home patients’ rights have come under increasing fire in the Republican-dominated Congress… [Read More]

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Nursing Home Evictions Soar in Illinois

The rate of nursing home evictions has gone up dramatically over the last few years. This staggering increase has lawmakers and organizations rushing to implement new policies to cut back on the number of wrongful discharges. Nursing Home Eviction Trends The number of nursing home evictions has doubled during the last five years in which… [Read More]

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Cuts to Medicaid Could Force People Out Of Nursing Homes

The proposed cuts to Medicaid imperil the millions of retirees who depend on the government program for their nursing home care services. Earlier this year Republicans proposed steep cuts to Medicaid as part of the effort to roll-back the “Obamacare” healthcare reforms. Medicaid pays for the majority of people who reside in nursing homes. Any… [Read More]

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Rising Obesity Rates Strain Nursing Home Facilities

As obesity rates rise, nursing homes are struggling to provide assisted-living care to obese and morbidly obese patients. Since these patients often require specialized equipment and more work-hours, and they increase the risk for staff injuries, many nursing homes simply can’t keep up. As a result, many nursing homes are rejecting obese patients altogether. Rising… [Read More]

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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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