CHICAGO, IL - The U.S. Supreme Court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, per an initial draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito which was circulated inside the Court. In 1973, Jane Roe filed a lawsuit against Henry Wade, District Attorney of Dallas County, ... [Continue Reading]
A New Way to Get Around Town
CHICAGO, IL – Over the weekend, the city of Chicago launched a pilot program of electronic scooters to see if they serve as a viable means of transportation for Chicago residents. More than 2,500 scooters through 10 different companies – including Bird, Bolt, Lyft, and Spin – are part of the ... [Continue Reading]
Nursing Home Neglect: “Granny Cams” in Long-Term Facilities
CHICAGO, IL – Nursing home abuse is a serious issue that as many as 10 percent of seniors reported experiencing according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. As staff members work longer hours and are understaffed, stressful situations arise and begin to take a toll on nursing home staff often ... [Continue Reading]
Truck Freight Tonnage Highest in 2018 – What It Means for Highway Safety & Truck Accidents
In 2018, the amount of cargo carried by the for-hire trucking industry rose 6.6 percent from 2017. This gain is the largest year-by-gain in freight tonnage since 1998. As the trucking industry continues to transport larger loads of cargo, it is important to be mindful of the safety standards that ... [Continue Reading]
Will Medicare’s New Payment System Prevent Nursing Home Neglect?
In 2016, nearly 11 percent of nursing home residents were sent to hospitals for conditions that might have been averted with better medical and staff oversight. This fiscal year, which runs October 2018 to September 2019, Medicare will implement a new system of accountability for nursing ... [Continue Reading]
How to Find the Right Nursing Home for Your Loved One?
There are many factors to keep in mind when choosing the right nursing home for your loved one. Should you find one that’s located near your parent’s residence or near yours? Is my mom still independent or does she need nursing home care? As questions like these and many other come to mind a good ... [Continue Reading]
Verbal Threats Are Still Nursing Home Abuse
When we think of nursing home abuse, we often think of elderly residents being hurt physically when care is lacking in a nursing home facility. Issues that often come to mind are: Bed sores Dehydration or malnutrition Soiled clothes or linens Bruises Untreated infections These ... [Continue Reading]
How Can “Black Boxes” Help in Your Truck Accident Case?
When you think of black boxes, you may typically think of them as being linked to an airplane crash. Anytime a plane crashes, the plane’s black box can be used to investigate the cause of a crash and prevent the same from happening again. A similar investigation can also be carried out using a ... [Continue Reading]