PROTECTING NURSING HOME PATIENTS FROM ABUSE

When we place our loved ones in the care of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, we expect them to be cared for correctly, treated with respect, and protected from harm. Unfortunately, substandard care and other forms of nursing home negligence can cause residents to suffer injuries, and even more troublingly, patients are often the victim of… Continue reading PROTECTING NURSING HOME PATIENTS FROM ABUSE

PROTECTING YOUR LOVED ONE’S RIGHTS FOLLOWING A NURSING HOME INJURY

When people reach an advanced age and their health deteriorates, they may no longer be able to care for themselves. The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home can be difficult, and when doing so, family members will want to be sure that the facility will provide them with the care they… Continue reading PROTECTING YOUR LOVED ONE’S RIGHTS FOLLOWING A NURSING HOME INJURY

CYCLISTS ARE AT RISK OF SERIOUS INJURIES FROM COLLISIONS AND DOORING

Cycling is a common form of exercise, recreation, and transportation in the Chicago area, especially in the summer months. However, while cycling may be a relaxing and enjoyable activity, it can be extremely dangerous. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 3,322 bicycle crashes in the state in 2015 alone. Chicago and many… Continue reading CYCLISTS ARE AT RISK OF SERIOUS INJURIES FROM COLLISIONS AND DOORING

NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE COMMON THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

When we place our elderly loved ones in an assisted living facility or nursing home, we are placing a great deal of trust in the caretakers and staff members of the facility. Tragically, a large number of assisted living facilities allow their staff to neglect and abuse their residents, either knowingly or unknowingly. In fact,… Continue reading NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT ARE COMMON THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

COMMON FORMS OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

When the vast majority of Americans think about problems at nursing homes, they think of outright abuse, such as intentional physical harm, verbal abuse, or sexual misconduct. In reality, the vast majority of problematic behavior from nursing home staff members comes in the form of nursing home neglect. Nursing home neglect differs from nursing home abuse… Continue reading COMMON FORMS OF NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

HOW CAN I PURSUE COMPENSATION FOR A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

Every year, thousands of Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries that can impact the rest of their lives. If you are fortunate enough to survive a serious brain injury, the prolonged symptoms can range from severe headaches to loss of motor functions. Tragically, many brain injuries ultimately prove to be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Continue reading HOW CAN I PURSUE COMPENSATION FOR A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?

3 COMMON CAUSES OF SERIOUS BURN INJURIES

When a person suffers a significant burn injury, it can lead to chronic pain, disfigurement, and permanent disability. According to the American Burn Association (ABA), every year, an average of 121,000 Americans suffer burn injuries that require emergency room visits. The average number of fire-related fatalities in the United States is approximately 3,275. If you or… Continue reading 3 COMMON CAUSES OF SERIOUS BURN INJURIES

OUTBREAK OF LUNG DISEASE REPORTED FOR USERS OF E-CIGARETTES

For the past several years, the popularity of e-cigarettes has been on the rise, and “vaping” has been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes. However, more and more information is coming out about the health hazards associated with vaping.  First, it was the numerous instances of vape devices and e-cigarettes exploding or catching on… Continue reading OUTBREAK OF LUNG DISEASE REPORTED FOR USERS OF E-CIGARETTES

WHAT IS CAUSING LUNG INJURIES FOR E-CIGARETTE USERS?

The health risks associated with smoking cigarettes are well-known, and in recent years, many people have switched to using e-cigarettes, which have been promoted as a safer option. However, recent events have shown that “vaping” may also be hazardous to one’s health. People across the United States have begun experiencing lung disease after using e-cigarettes, and… Continue reading WHAT IS CAUSING LUNG INJURIES FOR E-CIGARETTE USERS?

LUNG INJURIES FROM VAPING FOUND TO BE SIMILAR TO CHEMICAL BURNS

Recently, people across the United States have begun experiencing serious lung injuries after using e-cigarettes. As of October 1, 2019, there have been more than 1,000 cases of lung disease reported, and at least 18 people have died. Officials have been investigating this outbreak, but the specific cause of these lung injuries has not yet been… Continue reading LUNG INJURIES FROM VAPING FOUND TO BE SIMILAR TO CHEMICAL BURNS