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        Illinois Nursing Homes

        What Should I Expect from My Attorney?

        150 150 Jay Luchsinger
        Chicago's Top Injury Lawyers
        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.

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        Why You Should Act Immediately to Stop Nursing Home Negligence

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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 physical abuse.

        At the first sign of negligence or abuse, you should make every effort to draw attention to the problem. There are no justifiable reasons for lack of care at a nursing home, and taking action can prevent others from suffering the same mistreatment.

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        Am I Responsible for My Mother’s Nursing Home Bills After Signing an Admission Form?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My mother’s nursing home asked me to sign an admission form before admitting her. Am I responsible for the bills now?

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        Why 75% of Nursing Home Residents Fall: Unacceptable

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Psychotropic Drugs: Families DO have a Say!

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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?

        Gaining Access to a Resident’s Records

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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?

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        Evaluating Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        I went to the state’s website for information on nursing homes in my area for placement of my mother. The information on inspections is old. How do I get current information to compare facilities?

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        There’s Nothing Acceptable About Bed Sores

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        Is it a ‘given’ that bedsores just come with the territory for nursing home patients?

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        Declining Strength is a Call-to-Action

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My mother’s physical strength has changed, but it doesn’t seem that the routine of care is keeping up. Can I request more?

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