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        What is a Contingency Fee?

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        What is a Contingency Fee? When a person is injured and considering hiring an attorney, they often question whether or not they can afford legal representation, and ask, “Do I need to pay an attorney up front?” In many cases, the injured person will try (often unsuccessfully) to manage their own circumstances because they believe…

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        How Do I Remove a Loved One from a Negligent or Abusive Nursing Home?

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        If your loved one is competent he/she may simply notify the Social Worker or Administrator that they would like assistance with finding another nursing home; or you may find one for them on their behalf. If you have Power of Attorney or are your loved ones legal guardian you may exercise their right on their…

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        Should Older Patients Without Cardiovascular Disease Take Statins?

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        Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels. Increased cholesterol levels have been associated with cardiovascular disease and statins have been found to prevent cardiovascular disease in those who are at high risk. The use of statins in seniors has come under controversy recently. The question is whether or not older adults…

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        What Qualifies as “Neglect” in the Nursing Home Setting?

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        “Neglect” means a facility’s failure to provide, or willful withholding of: adequate medical care mental health treatment psychiatric rehabilitation personal care assistance with activities of daily living that is necessary to avoid: physical harm mental anguish mental illness of a resident

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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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        Why are Expert Witnesses Important in Personal Injury Cases?

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        Personal Injury Importance of Expert Witnesses Expert witnesses are essential in many personal injury cases.  When an issue or dispute is considered too complex for the ordinary juror to understand without the assistance of an expert, Illinois law requires that an expert witness be called to explain the complexities and provide opinions to the jury.…

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        What is Elder Abuse and Neglect?

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        Types of Elder Abuse Abuse of elders can take many different forms: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment, financial exploitation, or healthcare fraud. Psychological abuse also known as emotional abuse is when people speak or treat the elderly in a manner that causes emotional pain or distress. Generally, emotional abuse of an…

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        What to Expect of Nursing Home Activities Calendars

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        Nursing Home Activities are Important Get Involved Adjusting to a new environment is a challenge that everyone faces. For nursing home residents, the adjustment is especially challenging. Because their lifestyle requires significant dependence on others, many of them strangers, nursing home residents may experience a period uneasiness during their first few weeks after being admitted.…

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        Can Nursing Homes Overmedicate Residents?

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        Overmedication With one in three nursing homes across the country being cited for abuse, families have a lot to monitor when they choose to admit their loved one to a long-term care facility.  Abuse and neglect of nursing home residents can take many forms, some of which are difficult to identify. Overmedication is one such…

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