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September 2018 Archives

Chicago-area nursing home may be the site of financial abuse

While physical and mental abuse may leave perceptible warnings for seniors and their friends to spot, financial abuse can be the "silent abuse," as nearly no one in a person's life will be able to tell immediately if it is happening. Extortion, theft and other forms of financial abuse of senior citizens costs millions of dollars per year.

Exploring the rights of nursing home residents

Many people believe that once elderly family members become nursing home residents, their rights as an adult go away. They think that the resident must comply with all requests or demands the nursing home staff makes no matter how dangerous or unreasonable they might be. We cannot stress enough how wrong this belief is.

Doctors may avoid malpractice histories by leaving the state

If doctors are to heal us, they must have our trust. Many patients prefer doctors who have been with them for years because they have put in the time and effort to earn this trust, perhaps by comforting them in some of life's most trying moments.

How often do surgical errors known as 'never events' occur?

You may be lucky enough to go through your entire life without the need for a surgical procedure. On the other hand, you may be like many other people who must prepare to undergo a surgery at some point. Either way, it is important to learn about the things that could go wrong inside a surgical suite just in case you do have to go under a surgeon's scalpel.

Personal injury lawyers wear many hats for Illinois residents

When you have suffered an injury due to negligence, you may feel as if no one understands what you are going through. In many ways, this is true because each person is different and each injury is unique. However, you are not as alone as you may feel.

Illinois nursing homes face staffing shortages

The decision to seek full-time care is never easy for senior citizens and their families. Although the instinct is to keep older relatives close, especially as they need help, the task can prove too much. That's especially true if dementia or conditions demand round-the-clock care.

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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