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        Psychotropic Drugs: Families DO have a Say!

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        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?

        Declining Strength is a Call-to-Action

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        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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        I’m Comparing Nursing Homes for My Mother and Don’t Know What to Look for in the Contracts

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        Question:

        I’m comparing nursing homes for my mother and don’t know what to look for in the contracts. Do you have any suggestions?

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        Who are the Good and Bad Automobile Insurance Companies?

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        Question:

        Who are the good and bad automobile insurance companies?

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

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        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).

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        What Are Your Loved One’s Nursing Home Rights?

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        The following are some of the important rights are set forth by the Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45/)

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        Workers’ Compensation “Reform”

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        Workers’ Compensation in Jeopardy

        Workers’ Compensation law is under attack. False claims of “rampant fraud” are being used as a Trojan Horse to sneak in “reforms” that would eliminate significant workers’ rights. It is essential that we join together to fight for and protect the Workers’ Compensation Act. Illinois workers fought long and hard for the rights we enjoy, we can’t sit back and let greedy insurance companies steal those rights merely to increase their own profits.

        The following letter to the editor by ITLA President Todd A. Smith appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, April 29, 2011 in response to a Tribune editorial on workers’ compensation.

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        Chicago Work Injury Attorney

        Changes in Workers’ Compensation Law Affects Your Rights

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        Changes to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act

        On June 28, 2011, Governor Quinn signed into law Public Act 94-0018, which made a number of significant changes to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act that will affects the rights of injured workers across Illinois in a number of ways. This article is meant to provide you with the basic information regarding these changes in your rights. Of course, there are many details each of these issues that we do not have room to cover here. If you have any questions regarding your rights, it is best to consult an attorney. read more

        Leaders Unite Against Wal-Mart Policies

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        Last month in Chicago, union and labor representatives joined political and faith-based community leaders in a first of its kind forum to discuss the alleged unfair labor practices and policies of America’s #1 private employer, Wal-Mart.

        Wal-Mart’s ability to battle back against its critics is the most successful corporate campaign of divide and conquer — laborers against consumers. Hosted by the Illinois State Labor Press Association, proponents of fair employment practices and living wage agreements hope to turn the tide in a public arena. A complete audio capture of the landmark event can be found on-line at http://www.outreachradioonline.com, which was sponsored by Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, LTD.

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