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Tag: Illinois

Former employees help prove nursing home abuse

Two former employees of a nursing facility in Kankakee who turned whistleblowers against their employer were recently able to help a federal civil court jury find the facility’s then-owner guilty of defrauding the federal government in 2004. The jury returned …

Illinois boating accident resulted to one young boy’s fatality

Spring, summer and fall are times when many people enjoy various forms of outdoor fun. One recreational activity last summer, however, ended in tragedy on a lake north of Chicago when a 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a speeding powerboat. …

Illinois man dies in work-related accident while working on barge

Often, work-related deaths occur on construction sites due to the heavy equipment and dangerous conditions on those sites. However, work-related deaths are not limited to construction accidents only. They may also occur in offices, warehouses and other types of workplaces. …

Hospital errors: an Illinois personal injury case?

People want to trust their doctors and medical staff. However, mistakes happen sometimes. The consequences of these errors may endanger a person’s life. A brutal attack that happened three years ago may be considered to be an Illinois personal injury case. In …

The causes of work-related deaths in Chicago and across the state

Residents of Chicago may be familiar with television shows like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Code.” These shows are about firefighters and police officers. Their jobs seem dangerous. However, in reality, transportation and agriculture jobs pose even greater risks to workers. …

Fatal boating accident in Illinois

Recreational activities like boating and kayaking are common hobbies for many people. However, without professional experience and assistance, these fun activities may result in serious injuries or death. That was unfortunately the case recently when a man died in a boating accident …

Many New Illinois Laws Aimed at Protecting the Elderly

Recently, Illinois took a step in the right direction, passing a number of laws meant to protect the rights of senior citizens in the state. Sadly, it is not uncommon for the elderly to be mistreated by those entrusted with …

Quality of Illinois’ Health Care Low Compared to Nation

A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ranked Illinois 35th nationwide in terms of its health care quality. The rankings for the 2011 National Healthcare Quality Report were based on numerous quality metrics and …