Employees Accuse CTA of Placing Cameras in Changing Room

Exclusive CBS Coverage: CBS interviews Cliff Horwitz on the alleged CTA’s invasion of employee’s privacy. The CTA allegedly placed hidden cameras in the locker rooms of the male and female employees. These cameras allegedly caught employees changing their clothes. Cliff has been retained to prosecute this surprising and almost unbelievable story of government intrusion. For…

Nursing Homes Must Notify Family of Any Changes in Resident’s Condition

A facility is required to notify certain parties after a change in a nursing home resident’s condition.  Failure to do so violates Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 42, Section 483.10(b)(11). Chapter 42 C.F.R. § 483.10(b)(11) requires that a facility must immediately inform the resident; consult with the resident’s physician; and if known, notify the resident’s legal representative…

Horwitz Trial Team Receives 2013 "Trial Lawyer Excellence Award" from the Jury Verdict Reporter for Record-Setting $64 Million Verdict

CHICAGO. October 16, 2013 – The Cook County Jury Verdict awarded Clifford Horwitz, Jay Luchsinger and Michael Carter the prestigious Trial Lawyer Excellence award at the 2013 Jury Verdict Reporter Awards Ceremony. The JVR awards are presented annually by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and recognize trial lawyers for…

Wisconsin Firm Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken and Ham Products Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Garden Fresh Foods, a Milwaukee, WI establishment, is recalling approximately 6,694 additional pounds of ready-to-eat chicken and ham products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The company is recalling these products in addition to the 19,054 pounds of similar products that…

October is Speak Out Against Elder Abuse Month

Residents’ Rights Month Residents Rights Month is the perfect time to reflect upon the overall care and treatment of our loved ones in Nursing Homes. We must remember the difficult road we undertook when choosing a qualified facility to oversee and keep safe our parents. The rights that they have are not any different from…

Nursing Home Resident Trust Funds: Facts and Relevant News

What is a Nursing Home Resident Trust Fund? – A Brief Overview A nursing home “resident trust fund” is an optional account that consists of the resident’s money. This account is managed by the nursing home on behalf of the resident and is used for expenditures. It is important to note that this trust account is optional and that…

Windows to the Outside: A Requirement for Nursing Home Bedrooms

Federal law requires residents’ rooms, as defined by Section 13-3.8.1 of the 1985 edition of the Life Safety Code, to have at least one window to the outside.  This requirement serves as a way to assist a resident’s orientation to day and night, weather, and a general awareness of space outside the facility.  The facility…

Proper Catheterization Requirements for Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents are subject to emotional abuse when nursing home staff does not properly implement catheterization procedures.  During the time that a resident is forced to remain in a soiled bed, his or her dignity is compromised. In addition, when a resident is not turned frequently, they are susceptible to pressure ulcers and infection….

Infant Motrin Recall

MOTRIN INFANTS’ DROPS 2013 RECALL: Product: Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl. oz. bottles National Drug Code (NDC): 50580-100-18 Lot codes: DCB3T01, DDB4R01, DDB4S01 UPC Code: 300450524157 For more information on the recall, visit the FDA website. Why You Need a Product Liability Attorney: You as a consumer have the right to…

Study Suggests Sources of Depression for Female Caregivers

A study done at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor indicates that negative relations with stepchildren can compound the burdens a wife feels while caring for her husband suffering from forms of dementia. Lead author of the study, Carey Wexler Sherman, said, “We learned from women in the study that…