Nursing Home Agreements

 As nursing home facilities are facing increasing litigation, it is natural for such facilities to try to limit their liability as much as possible. While this can be great for the bottom line of a facility, nursing home patients may unintentionally waive their right to collect damages or fully litigate any negligence or personal injuries…

Illinois Nursing Homes Lose Funding For Inspections Due to Government Shutdown

 Nursing homes and hospitals throughout Chicago and the state of Illinois are experiencing a reduction in inspections due to the recent government shutdown. According to news reports, Illinois is one of the top recipients throughout the country of federal money to pay for inspections of nursing homes, hospitals, and other health care operations. In fact,…

Wrongful Death Claim Brought Against Nursing Home for Alzheimer’s Patient Death

 For the most part, elderly people who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are there because they are unable to properly take care of themselves. They typically need “around the clock” assistance, and in some cases require frequent medical attention. They are dependent upon, and rely almost exclusively on, nursing home staff to…

Wrongful Death Claim Arising From Death of Illinois Nursing Home Resident Not Subject to Arbitration Agreement

 When a family member or loved one is in a nursing home, an array of concerns may arise: are they receiving the appropriate level of care, are their daily needs met, and most importantly, are their specific health issues being adequately addressed. Nursing home residents may be infirm and unable to express whether these items…