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Subtle Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect

Published on Jun 4, 2024 at 3:55 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Subtle signs of nursing home abuse or neglect

Nursing homes are entrusted with the care of some of society’s most vulnerable individuals. Yet, while most facilities provide compassionate care, abuse and neglect unfortunately still occur.

In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 2 in 3 nursing homes and long-term care facility staff admit that they’ve committed some form of elder abuse in the past year. Recognizing the subtle signs of nursing home abuse or neglect is crucial for protecting the well-being of residents.

Illinois Asbestos Superfund Sites

Published on May 21, 2024 at 3:14 pm in Mesothelioma.

Illinois asbestos superfund sites

There are as many as 1,700 or more superfund sites dotted across the United States, per the National Geographic Society. While asbestos fibers can be found on many of these sites, if they cannot, then as many as 600 other carcinogenic hazardous chemicals can.

As of July 2023, a local WCIA news story chronicled how there were 69 Illinois superfund sites at the time of publication. Asbestos fibers have been found at some of them in the soil or water.

The number of superfund sites in Illinois and nationwide is ever-changing as remediation (cleanup) efforts are initiated and completed.

Is a Dog Owner Always Liable for a Bite?

Published on May 7, 2024 at 2:59 pm in Dog Bites.

What happens when a dog bites someone? Is a dog owner always liable for a bite, including medical bills and related expenses a victim incurs? In some states, pet owners are not held responsible for an initial incident under a “one-bite” law.

But does Illinois follow those rules? At Schweickert Ganassin Krzak Rundio, LLP, we have seen the damage a bite can cause to innocent victims. Let’s look at what happens when a dog’s playful bark turns into a sudden bite and what Illinois law says about liability in these situations.

Can You File a Personal Injury Claim While Also Receiving Workers’ Comp Benefits?

Published on Apr 23, 2024 at 2:57 pm in Workers' Compensation.

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Navigating the complex landscape of workers’ compensation and personal injury claims can be daunting, especially when you’re dealing with an injury sustained on the job in Illinois.

Many folks wonder whether they can pursue both avenues simultaneously.

In this post, we’ll explore whether you can file a personal injury claim while also receiving workers’ comp benefits in Illinois, shedding light on what’s allowed and what considerations you need to keep in mind when pursuing both types of compensation.

Can Secondary Asbestos Exposure Cause Mesothelioma?

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 4:20 pm in Mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, is primarily known to affect individuals with direct exposure to asbestos.

However, emerging research has shed light on the potential risks of secondary asbestos exposure.

Understanding the implications of secondary exposure is crucial for protecting the health and well-being of individuals who may have been indirectly exposed to asbestos fibers.

What Are the Most Common Work Injuries in Illinois?

Published on Apr 2, 2024 at 3:29 pm in Workers' Compensation.

Work injuries can have a significant impact on individuals and businesses alike, affecting productivity, finances, and overall well-being.

In Illinois, like in many other states, certain types of work injuries are more prevalent than others. Understanding the most common work injuries in Illinois can help employers and employees alike take proactive measures to prevent accidents and ensure a safer work environment.

How To File a Mesothelioma Claim After a Loved One’s Death

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 4:35 pm in Mesothelioma.

Losing a loved one to mesothelioma is a devastating experience, compounded by the knowledge that their illness was likely caused by exposure to asbestos.

In the midst of grief, navigating the legal process to file a mesothelioma claim in Chicago can feel overwhelming. However, understanding the steps involved and seeking the right support can ease the burden during this challenging time.

What Relatives Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Illinois?

Published on Mar 20, 2024 at 4:27 pm in Wrongful Death.

Each year, countless Illinois residents lose their lives due to the negligence of others, including auto accidents, use of defective products, visiting dangerous premises, and many other ways.

A common question surviving loved ones often have after unfortunate incidents like these occur is, “What relatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois?” We’ll provide some additional insight into that below.

Facts You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Published on Mar 12, 2024 at 3:58 pm in Mesothelioma.

Facts you need to know about mesothelioma

Facts You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

In today’s world, where information is abundant yet often overwhelming, it’s essential to clearly understand health conditions that can affect us or our loved ones.

Mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer, is one such condition that requires attention and awareness. From its causes to its symptoms and treatment options, here are the key facts you need to know about mesothelioma.

About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States every year, and roughly 80% of these cases report asbestos exposure.

Top 3 Tips for Winter Driving

Published on Jan 16, 2024 at 5:02 pm in Car Accidents.

Top 3 Tips for Winter Driving

As someone who resides in Illinois, whether you live in Morris, LaSalle, Peru, Ottawa, or Chicago, you likely have experienced your fair share of winter weather driving. Even though you might have operated your vehicle in these conditions a lot over the years, it doesn’t mean that you’ve become any more comfortable in doing so.

While you may have assimilated different tips with your own over the years to deal with different driving obstacles efficiently, you’re likely eager to learn any other winter driving ones that can make you feel a bit safer on the road.

We’ve combed through reports featuring recommendations and honed-in on the top three safety tips for winter driving. We’ll share those with you here.

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