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…

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Chicago Man Charged With DUI Struck Pedestrians and Killed One

 According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, a man whose blood alcohol content (BAC) was more than double the legal limit, drove into a group of pedestrians who were waiting to cross a Northwest Side street. After careening into the group of pedestrians, the driver continued north on Central for at least a mile before…

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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…

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Freshman at Northern Illinois University Dies During Hazing Incident

 A wrongful death claim, unfortunately, can take many different forms. It may arise when an entity or person intentionally or negligently causes the death of another person. A personal representative of the decedent, typically brings a court action on behalf of the estate, seeking damages. When this happens, the claim can include damages for financial…

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Walking Or Riding Bicycles In Chicago During 2012 Was Dangerous

 Statistics have been released for the number of people killed in Chicago during 2012 while walking or riding bicycles. The numbers are incredible. Last year there were 48 pedestrians and eight cyclists killed. This means that walking was six times more dangerous than riding a bicycle. The 48 pedestrians who lost their lives in 2012…

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