Tips to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse In a Nursing Home

Elder financial abuse happens when the resources of an elder or disabled person are compromised.  As we’ll explore, this often happens in nursing homes or assisted care facilities, but it can also happen as a result of in-home care or even outright theft. If you or a loved one has been a victim of elder…

7 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Nobody expects that they will sustain an injury when they go about their daily activities. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of individuals, businesses, or entities in Illinois cause significant injuries to others. There are countless ways in which personal injury cases arise in this state. However, we have found that…

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…

5 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is abhorrent, and it is hard to understand why anyone would want to harm the most vulnerable amongst us. However, this type of abuse is not uncommon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately one out of every 10 elders over the age of 60 have been abused….

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.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

Losing a loved one is a tragedy that no one should have to endure. When that loss is caused by the negligence of another, the aftermath can be even more traumatic. Although no amount of compensation can undo the emotional hardship, a Chicago wrongful death attorney may be able to help.

Why You Should Act Immediately to Stop Nursing Home Negligence

Families across the United States invest their trust in nursing homes. We expect that these facilities will provide a safe and healthy environment for our loved ones. Sadly, this is not always the case. Many nursing homes are understaffed; others employ caregivers who are not qualified. Both of these can lead to neglect or even…

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?