Clifford W. Horwitz Receives 2017 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award

On October 26, 2017, nearly 300 trial attorneys and Illinois judges attended the 8th Annual Awards for Trial Lawyer Excellence hosted by the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Law Bulletin Media. The by-invitation-only event at the Peninsula Chicago recognized the outstanding achievements of 30 professions from sides of the trial bar in civil litigation….

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 an individual…

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. According to Academia.edu, car…

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…

Proving Liability in Illinois Personal Injury Cases

Each year, a significant number of people in the United States sustain serious injuries due to the negligence of others. There is no negligence without a “duty.” People or companies must owe you a duty in order for them to negligent and therefore liable. The law in Illinois determines who owes a duty to another, and…

Depression After a Serious Injury

Depression often invades the life of someone who has been seriously injured, especially for those who face months or years of care to recover. Control over physical pain and function, their finances, their daily life and their future often seems to have disappeared. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates take great…

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

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). Chapter 42 C.F.R. § 483.10(b)(11) requires that a facility must immediately inform the resident; consult with the resident’s physician; and if known, notify the resident’s legal representative…

October is Speak Out Against Elder Abuse Month

Residents’ Rights Month Residents Rights Month is the perfect time to reflect upon the overall care and treatment of our loved ones in Nursing Homes. We must remember the difficult road we undertook when choosing a qualified facility to oversee and keep safe our parents. The rights that they have are not any different from…

Nursing Home Resident Trust Funds: Facts and Relevant News

What is a Nursing Home Resident Trust Fund? – A Brief Overview A nursing home “resident trust fund” is an optional account that consists of the resident’s money. This account is managed by the nursing home on behalf of the resident and is used for expenditures. It is important to note that this trust account is optional and that…

Windows to the Outside: A Requirement for Nursing Home Bedrooms

Federal law requires residents’ rooms, as defined by Section 13-3.8.1 of the 1985 edition of the Life Safety Code, to have at least one window to the outside.  This requirement serves as a way to assist a resident’s orientation to day and night, weather, and a general awareness of space outside the facility.  The facility…