A recent CNN investigation revealed an alarming number of sexual abuse and assault cases in America’s nursing homes. The American Health Care Association and family members of Illinois victims are taking immediate action to file nursing home abuse cases with a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney. CNN Investigation CNN’s recent investigation into sexual abuse and […]
A number of types of advanced technological tools have been developed and improved in the last few years to enhance safety in the workplace. A recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that there were nearly three million work-related recordable injuries and illnesses across the United States in 2015 alone. Sadly, that […]
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,
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.
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 […]
Potential changes to workers’ compensation laws could negatively impact employees. A change in Illinois is facing a vote in the state Senate and House. Other states have already enacted severe cuts that leave injured workers with large medical bills. A Chicago work injury lawyer can answer questions after an injury at work.
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 […]
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.
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.