NFL Agrees to Pay $765 Million Suit Regarding Neurological Injuries

“This is a historic agreement, one that will make sure that former NFL players who need and deserve compensation will receive it, and that will promote safety for players at all levels of football.,” said former United States District Judge Layn Phillips, the court-appointed mediator in the concussion-related lawsuits brought on by more than 4,500…

Leading Lawyers: 4 Partners at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates

We congratulate Clifford Horwitz, Mitchell Horwitz, Jay Luchsinger, and Marc Perper, four partners at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, who have been honored by their peers as Leading Lawyers, a distinction earned by fewer than five percent of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. Mitch Horwitz, who leads the workers’ compensation team was named…

Elder Care: Discussions About the Quality of Life in Nursing Homes Should Be Encouraged

Resident Rights: Discussing Quality of Life Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are required to respond to the opinions of resident or family groups. A nursing home administrator may not discourage any kind of group meetings among residents. Doing so is a violation of residents’ rights. If a group of residents would like to gather to discuss…

Senior Care: Meditation Reduces Feelings of Loneliness in Seniors

Preventive Care in Elderly Benefits of Meditation Meditation has been proven to improve the mental and physical health of the aging community. Many elderly people spend their last years alone, so it is important to identify coping mechanisms for feelings of loneliness.  Researchers at UCLA have identified meditation as one of these strategies to cope….

Long-term Care: Nursing Homes Must Meet Individualized Needs

Elder Care Services Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and mental health rehabilitative services for mental illness and mental retardation are examples of specialized rehabilitative services.  If specialized rehabilitative are required in the resident’s comprehensive plan of care, the nursing home must provide the required services or obtain the required services from an outside resource from a…

Eleven States Get Failing Grades for Nursing Home Case

Illinois Nursing Home Neglect Illinois ranked near the bottom for nursing home care quality, in fact it is so bad that they managed to only have one passing grade. Brian Lee, the executive group director of Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group, stated, “Illinois represents what’s terribly wrong with nursing…

Nursing Home Neglect: Resident Endured Leg Amputation

Chicago Bed Sores Lawyer Infection Leads to Leg Amputation Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates nursing home department negotiated a favorable settlement for a client whose brief stay in a nursing home resulted in a tragic leg amputation.  The client contracted bacteria in his left foot while staying in the rehabilitation department of the facility. Nurses and CNAs…

Elder Care: Study Reveals Correlation Between Later Retirement and Lowered Risk of Alzheimer’s

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care Prevention: Later Retirement Seniors who retire later in life may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. A study has linked later retirement to a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.  This is compelling news to the aging community, many of whom will experience the disease in the coming years. Alzheimer’s is the sixth…

Why are Expert Witnesses Important in Personal Injury Cases?

Personal Injury Importance of Expert Witnesses Expert witnesses are essential in many personal injury cases.  When an issue or dispute is considered too complex for the ordinary juror to understand without the assistance of an expert, Illinois law requires that an expert witness be called to explain the complexities and provide opinions to the jury….

Elder Care: Poor Oral Hygiene A Growing Concern For Nursing Home Residents

Nursing Home Neglect Elderly Dental Hygiene Nursing home administrators are expected to be aware of every area of medical care administered to their residents.  All medical staff should be educated on how to provide this care to meet federal standards.  Unfortunately, much of the care in nursing homes does not reach proper standards.  Many forms…