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Chicago nursing home neglect results in award to plaintiff

The untimely and wrongful death of an elderly loved one due to negligent care is painful and very frustrating. Chicago nursing home neglect is a reality faced by many seniors. Sadly, many facilities continue to fail to provide much needed medical care, …

Nursing home neglect may happen in Chicago

Nursing homes are facilities built for elders and patients who need special supervision and long-term medical care. Nursing homes should provide an environment suitable for the patients’ conditions. Nursing home residents may have suffered from physical or mental disorders like …

Increase in nursing home deaths linked to norovirus

Nursing homes across the U.S. are reporting a large number of occurrences of norovirus among residents. In a two-year study that investigated nursing homes in three different states it was reported that there was a 9 percent increase in the …

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 …

Proposed $102K Settlement After Woman Drowned in Chicago Nursing Home

When we turn the care of a loved one over to a nursing home or other long-term care facility, we expect our loved one to be protected from harm, whether caused by others or to themselves. Unfortunately, the rate of …

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 …