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The physical and emotional impact of an understaffed nursing home

A nursing home that does not have enough workers on staff is a place where the potential for neglect cannot be ignored. In a case like this, that neglect may not even be the fault of the workers themselves, but of the executives running the home. Workers may not be willfully neglectful, but even their best efforts may not be enough since they can only do one job at a time.

How to prepare for surgery in Illinois

Being scheduled for a surgery, no matter it's depth, is scary. Whether you are scheduled for an outpatient procedure or will be in the hospital for days following the surgery, it's important to prepare both mentally and physically. If you go into the surgery unprepared, you won't know what to expect once you wake up in the recovery room. Here are some important preparation tips for your upcoming surgery in Alton, Illinois.

Getting back behind the wheel following a fatal crash

If you are ever involved in a fatal car crash that takes the life of one of your passengers, you will likely have trouble getting back on the road. It wouldn't be uncommon for you to suffer some form of post-traumatic stress following the accident either. This is a very trying situation that must be handled with care. Here are some tips for getting back behind the wheel after a fatal car crash in Illinois.

Discussing services provided by assisted living facilities

Coming to the realization that your parent needs to be in an assisted living facility is difficult. Many people will feel guilty that they cannot provide the proper care for their parents in their old age. This is not uncommon. That's why many people perform an incredible amount of research prior to making a decision about where their parent will live. One such option is that of an assisted living facility and the services they offer.

What are the symptoms of cerebral palsy?

Birth injuries are a real risk that every woman has to worry about when she goes into labor. No matter how experienced the doctor and nursing staff are, mistakes can still happen. These mistakes can lead to medical malpractice claims if birth injuries occur to the child. One common birth injury involves cerebral palsy. Let's take a look at the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

November fatal wreck brings lawsuit in 2018

After a woman died along with three others in a Nov. 21 collision that occurred at around 6:15 p.m., near Hamel on Interstate 55, the administrator of the decedent's estate filed suit on behalf of her survivors. Named defendants in the civil suit include the truck's driver, his employer, Forward Air Corp. and Keller Construction. Keller is the general contractor tasked with repairing the highway that became the crash site.

Explaining wrong-site surgery

One of the most feared surgical errors is that of wrong-site surgery. This type of error can occur in one of three ways. Those three ways include performing surgery on the wrong site or side of the patient, performing the wrong type of surgery on the patient and even performing surgery on the incorrect patient. Today, we will take a look at wrong-site surgery so you know what to look for yourself or in family members who might be victims of this surgical error in Alton, Illinois.

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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