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Woman alleges employment law violation after termination

The Family and Medical Leave Act was adopted as a law in order to assure workers that they would have the right to return to duty after the birth of a baby, adoption or tending to a serious medical issue for oneself or an immediate family member. However, there are situations that arise when an employer is believed to have violated this employment law. Anytime an Illinois resident believes that his or her rights have been violated, he or she is entitled to seek a remedy.

Woman dies when nursing home neglect causes bedsore

Relationships between Illinois parents and children change as children grow, sometimes becoming strained and sometimes more tender. As parents age, adult children may wish to provide as much care as needed, but their own family obligations may prevent them from doing so. After an injury or during a prolonged illness, more intense nursing care may be required for an aging parent. However, the families may never expect their loved ones will become victims of nursing home neglect.

Do not overlook emotional abuse in nursing homes

You may already be aware of the risk of physical abuse nursing home residents face. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the elderly to be subjected to neglect and blatant physical harm. This is not the only form of abuse that can take place in a nursing home, though—emotional harm is arguably just as common and potentially just as detrimental. There are a few things you should know about the phenomenon.

Surgical errors leave child with brain damage

Even routine medical procedures carry their risks. In fact, surgical errors are fast becoming one of the most common causes of injury and death in Illinois and across the country. One family in another state will likely spend the rest of their lives struggling with the consequences of a medical mistake in the aftercare of their son following a routine procedure.

Employment law protects against wrongful termination in Illinois

In general, workers know there are laws that safeguard them from some of the actions of their employers. There are federal employment law protections concerning discrimination against protected classes of individuals or unjust firings. At the state level, additional protections exist under the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

Illinois personal injury claim for wrongful death may come

An Illinois man is suffering after a horrific crash that happened recently. The man lost his entire family as a result of a car crash in the state. In every car accident in Illinois that ends with personal injury or wrongful death, there are survivors who are left to mourn the event, and this man is no exception. He is now likely consider his legal options to find justice in the wake of this tragedy.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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