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.

Chemical Manufacturer Stepan Chemical Is Sued In Connection With Harmful, Toxic Chemical Exposure At Elwood Plant

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
Will County/Elwood, October 22, 1997- Today a lawsuit was filed which charges Stepan Company, owner and operator of a chemical manufacturing plant located in Elwood, with wrongfully exposing three workers to harmful toxic chemicals. The civil action was filed on behalf of welders Larry Freeman, Timothy J. Freeman and John Harris Lautenschlager in the Circuit […]

Drug Salespeople Sue For Back Pay In Dispute Over Overtime

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
By Dave Collins Associated Press Published December 28, 2006 HARTFORD, Conn. — Susan Schaefer LaRose quit her sales job in May after 18 years with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., frustrated by long workweeks that frequently encroached on weekends and vacations. And then she sued. Her lawsuit, part of a series of class-action claims […]
Drug Salespeople Sue For Back Pay In Dispute Over Overtime
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COVID 19 Changes

By Donald W. Fohrman
22 Apr, 2020
Dear valued clients: Our office is aware of the Covid 19 situation and is taking measures to keep our staff safe during these difficult times. For the immediate future, we will not be meeting in person with any of our clients. However, all of our clients can reach us by telephone, email at or by facsimile at 630-451-9477. Our office remains open and we will continue our work as usual. We feel this is best for everyone concerned.

Mandatory Reporting Laws Could Affect Liability in Nursing Home Abuse Cases

By Donald W. Fohrman
27 Nov, 2017
When certain professionals do not report the abuse of an elderly or disabled person, they may be held liable for the injuries or deaths that occur. Mandatory reporting laws impose an affirmative duty on professionals to report nursing home abuse or neglect. Whenever the law imposes a duty, everyone who is affected is required to perform that duty. If someone breaks that duty, he or she is subject to civil and criminal liability.
Mandatory Reporting Laws Could Affect Liability in Nursing Home Abuse Cases

A Surprising Number of States Report the Abuse and Neglect of Older or Disabled Adults

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Nov, 2017
A total of 54 out of 56 states and territories that were surveyed reported receiving nearly 1.5 million notifications of elder abuse, neglect, and mistreatment of older or disabled adults in 2016. The overwhelming number of incidents combined with the shortage of investigators has resulted in delayed response times and lengthy processing periods, with the average response time taking 4.2 days and the average investigation lasting 47 days.
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