CHICAGO, IL - Nursing home abuse is just one part of the larger problem with elder abuse - especially in nursing homes. As many as 5,000,000 people are affected by elder abuse each year, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). How Common is Nursing Home Abuse? Nursing home abuse ... [Continue Reading]
5 Fatalities in 2 Separate Wrong-Way Crashes on Eisenhower Expressway
CHICAGO, IL - Five people were killed early Monday morning in two separate crashes on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago, IL and suburban Forest Park, according to police. Three people were killed in one crash involving three vehicles around 1:45 a.m. on the inbound lanes of I-290 near Halsted ... [Continue Reading]
Compensation for Passengers Involved in Motor Vehicle Accident in Illinois
CHICAGO, IL – When you are a passenger and have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you have legal rights that entitle you to file a lawsuit for your injuries. In some circumstances, you have even more rights than the driver for financial compensation because you can sue more defendants. As ... [Continue Reading]
College Student Fighting for His Life After Being Hit by Semi Truck
The Dinizulu Law Group represented Michael Hassan, a Lewis University college student, who was a passenger at the time of the trucking crash. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that was attempting to make a left hand turn in an intersection from Route 53 onto University Parkway in Romeoville, ... [Continue Reading]
Never Sign An Arbitration Clause in Nursing Home Contracts
CHICAGO, IL – Nursing homes in Illinois often ask residents to sign an arbitration agreement as long as it is drafted in compliance with Illinois law. Some nursing homes practice forced arbitration by removing residents right to file a claim through the public court system in a formal, signed ... [Continue Reading]
What is considered medical malpractice and when can medical providers be held liable in Illinois?
CHICAGO, IL – If a patient is harmed as a result of negligent medical treatment in Illinois, the doctor, hospital or other medical providers may be held liable for medical malpractice. Physician’s in Illinois are expected to provide care according to a certain care, also known as the standard of ... [Continue Reading]
Is it safe to drive after taking an over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medication?
CHICAGO, IL – Everyone knows how dangerous it is to consume alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel; however, a drug that’s often overlooked is over-the-counter (OTC) or prescription medications. Some medications you may not think twice about have side effects that can put you and others at ... [Continue Reading]
Who Owns A Nursing Home Can be the Difference Between Life and Death
CHICAGO, IL – During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes have been hit hard with the most vulnerable population and has resulted in death rates spiking. Mathematica Policy Research researched COVID-19 cases and deaths concentrated in certain long-term care facilities including nursing homes and ... [Continue Reading]