By Donald W. Fohrman
28 Apr, 2020
On April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) enacted an emergency rule which is designed to protect essential employees should they become ill with COVID 19. The rule creates a “rebuttable presumption” that if an essential employee contracts COVID 19, the contraction occurred during-the-course of his or her employment.
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Staff Shortages Lead to Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect

By Donald W. Fohrman
11 Jul, 2017
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, and patient care is being compromised. Experts warn that this is only the beginning. With low wages, lack of funding and few workers willing to perform such emotionally and physically demanding work, finding employees is difficult. Therefore, many people with disabilities and aging individuals who require round the clock care will continue to suffer.
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When Can You File a Nursing Home Neglect Claim?

By Donald W. Fohrman
28 Jun, 2017
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.
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6 Visible Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By Donald W. Fohrman
19 Jun, 2017
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 identify an issue.
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Turbulence Causes a Wave of Injuries for Flight Attendants

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Sep, 2016
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, and even death.
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Domestic Aviation Accidents: Types Of Legal Claims

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Sep, 2016
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 leading to the crash. An airplane accident lawyer may use experts to help pinpoint all of the potential causes so that he or she might plead the available legal claims appropriately.
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