How to Remove Your Loved One From A Nursing Home

Most people do not consider the possibility of having to remove a loved one from a nursing home. However, the majority of individuals want the necessary care for their loved ones for as long as possible. Unfortunately, there are risks when loved ones are placed in nursing homes, such as neglect or abuse. If you…

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Nursing Home For Your Loved One

While making a choice to put a loved one in a nursing home is not something anyone wants to do, it is often necessary to ensure your loved one receives the care they need. When choosing a prospective nursing home, family members need to be aware of many factors that can affect the health and…

Illinois Nursing Home Employee Strike: What Can Families Do?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, then you undoubtedly want to ensure that they always receive appropriate care. However, in recent months, they coronavirus pandemic has likely severely affected your ability to ensure your loved one is safe. This pandemic is particularly devastating for nursing home residents, and recent events in…

Determining Value in Personal Injury Cases

Clifford W. Horwitz, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: Does using an attorney bring any value to my case? From Clifford Horwitz: You have to use an attorney. unless it’s a small claims case.

What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

Jay R. Luchsinger, a partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates answers a listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s: What should I expect from my attorney? Well, you should expect someone who works for you.

What Juries Do Not Know – The Truth About Insurance and Trial Lawyers

  What Juries Do Not Know 99% of trials in personal injury cases are about insurance.  What juries do not know, is that the true battle is between the injured individual and the insurance carrier who represents an individual or corporation who is being sued.  The jury is led to believe that the Defendant is…

How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Question: How much is my personal injury case worth?

Why 75% of Nursing Home Residents Fall: Unacceptable

  Question: I recently noticed several areas of bruising on my mother’s legs and arms, some new and some healing, and was told she has had several falls. Should I be concerned?

Understanding Psychotropic Medication and Informed Consent: Families DO Have a Say!

Question: My father has been receiving antidepressant medicine without my knowledge. I told them to stop it immediately because he’s been in such a fog, and the nurse said she would have to check with his physician. I’m my father’s power of attorney. Don’t I have a say in this? Answer: If your father is…

Gaining Access to a Resident’s Records

  Question: You’ve mentioned the need to access a family member’s medical record in a nursing home several times, but my mother’s facility seems hesitant to allow it. Is there a law I can cite?