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What You Should Know About the Nursing Home Care Act

Written by Kevin Yen

What You Should Know About the Nursing Home Care Act

The Nursing Home Care Act was passed to bring state oversight to the disparate group of nursing home care facilities throughout Illinois. Before the Act’s passing, Illinois experienced a rash of headline-dominating nursing home abuse incidents. The Nursing Home Care Act adopts a multi-pronged approach by enumerating and guaranteeing resident rights,

When Trenches Collapse & Crush Workers

Written by Kevin Yen

When Trenches Collapse & Crush Workers

Trench collapses claimed 26 lives in 2016. This was more than the number of workers who died in 2014 and 2015 combined. Even at shallow depths of 4 to 5 feet, trench collapses can be particularly lethal as they can bury workers in mud, rock, and water making it impossible for them to breathe or […]

IPDH Releases Study on Worst Nursing Home Abuse Offenders

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IPDH Releases Study on Worst Nursing Home Abuse Offenders

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IPDH) released the results of a study conducted pursuant to the Nursing Home Care Act (Care Act) which culminated in a list of nursing home facilities which violated the standards enumerated in the Care Act. The Care Act was passed to comprehensively regulate nursing homes after a series of high-profile incidents put pressure on the Legislature. The Care Act regulates nursing homes in several important ways, including, funding a study that is publicly available.

The Most Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

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The Most Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

America’s roads are getting more dangerous and in 2015, 35,092 people were killed in automobile accidents. This was a 7% increase from 2014. The high number of fatalities made 2015 the deadliest year in the past 10 years, and the fastest increase in more than 50 years. In just the first half of 2015, nearly […]

The Hidden Truth About Abuse in Illinois Group Homes

Written by Kevin Yen

The Hidden Truth About Abuse in Illinois Group Homes

Developmentally disabled adults who reside in group homes throughout the nation are often easy prey for physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and those who live in Illinois are no exception. A recent investigation by the Chicago Tribune uncovered a botched system in the state, revealing numerous incidents of neglect, abuse, death, and secrecy. More than […]

Is Your Job Putting You at High Risk for Back Injuries?

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Is Your Job Putting You at High Risk for Back Injuries?

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over four million cases of non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported each year. Of these injuries, almost 900,000 cases are back-related injuries that result in lost work time or restricted work activity. In Illinois, back injuries are common in workers’ compensation claims filed with a Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer.

Nursing Abuse: The Causes, Victims, and Perpetrators

Written by Kevin Yen

Nursing Abuse: The Causes, Victims, and Perpetrators

Rates of nursing home abuse are increasing. According to several studies, the government, private industry, and non-profit organizations are insufficiently responding to these rising trends. There are several causes for the increase in nursing home abuse rates. First, the elderly population is set to expand as Baby Boomers continue to retire rapidly. Second, the rapid expansion of the nursing home industry leads to lower quality care providers because there is inadequate time to train staff and equip facilities.

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