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Strangulation death leads to nursing home citation in Illinois

A nursing home in Illinois has been cited in a strangulation death, according to a recent report. The death was a tragic one as the victim was strangled to death by his own nightgown. The roommate of the victim screamed for help but the screams went unanswered by staff members at the nursing home. The incident will cost the nursing home $50,000.

What are some common birth injuries in Illinois?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most exciting times in life. The pregnancy might go smoothly until you get to the birth. There are so many things that can go wrong during the birth of a child that it can be downright scary for both first-time parents and repeat parents. Today, we will discuss some of the most common birth injuries that can occur at hospitals across Illinois.

How falls can be prevented at nursing homes

Sending a parent or other loved one to live at a nursing home is stressful and emotional. You want them to get the best care possible and also feel guilty for not having the time or resources to do it on your own. This does not mean you love them any less. It is also worrisome when you hear stories of nursing home neglect on the news. Here are some tips for ensuring your loved one does not fall at the nursing home.

Common surgical errors that can lead to injury

Going to the doctor can be scary. You never know what the doctor might find. If your doctor found an issue that needs to be corrected using surgery, your stress levels might go through the roof. Surgery can be very scary, even if it is a quick, simple procedure that can be performed as outpatient. It's not uncommon for surgical errors to occur in even the easiest of procedures.

Which parties can be sued in a birth injury lawsuit?

Finding out that you are pregnant is one of the most magical times in life. It can also be incredibly stressful. From preparing your house, decorating a room, buying baby clothes and products, getting enough diapers and having a plan in place for getting to the hospital; you can experience quite a bit of stress. Not every birth will go smoothly and this can lead to birth injuries.

How to spot signs of overmedication in nursing homes

Nursing home neglect does not just occur when a patient is left in his or her bed for days to develop sores. It does not just occur when a patient is not given the proper food or liquids for his or her diet. Nursing home neglect also occurs when a patient is overmedicated by a member of the staff. Today, we will discuss how you can spot the signs of overmedication at nursing homes in Illinois.

Why must the victim of a personal injury try to mitigate damages?

If you're the victim of a car accident, a slip-and-fall incident or some other sort of injury caused by another person's negligence, you're expected to do your best to mitigate the amount of the damages, or losses, that you suffer.

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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