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        Nursing Home Negligence

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

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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 an individual or a corporation, but the case is really about his insurance policy and the insurance company… and the droves of attorneys for the insurance company who will fight not to compensate fairly and pay what’s due.

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        Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Illinois

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        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.

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        What Steps Should I Take After a Slip and Fall Accident?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Slip and fall accidents can cause potentially fatal injuries – especially for seniors. Without immediate medical care, serious complications may arise, including spinal cord injuries and even paralysis. These can be exorbitantly expensive to treat, but if your accident was the result of a property owner’s negligence, then you may be able to recover costs. We recommend that you contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights and secure evidence at the scene.

        Slip and fall victims usually have a long list of questions.

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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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        How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        How much is my personal injury case worth?

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        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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