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April 28, 2022

How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor in Illinois

How to File a Complaint Against a Doctor in Illinois If your doctor has displayed inappropriate behavior, you are entitled to issue a formal complaint.  However, here’s the surprising truth: Making a formal complaint with a medical board probably won’t...

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March 10, 2022

Sexual Abuse Statistics: The Surprising Truth

Sexual Abuse Statistics: The Surprising Truth Sexual abuse is a deeply troubling circumstance for victims and their families. Often, the effects of abuse for a victim are life-long. Furthermore, powerful organizations like churches, medical institutions, and athletic groups frequently choose...

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March 3, 2022

Institutional Negligence: What it Means, Who’s to Blame, and How You Can Achieve Justice

Institutional Negligence: What it Means, Who’s to Blame, and How You Can Achieve Justice Victims of institutional negligence are entitled to hold the organization that overlooks or covers-up medical misconduct liable in a court of law. Institutional negligence is when...

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February 3, 2022

Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse: How to Spot It & Stop It

There are 1.3 million people living in nursing homes. As the number of people residing in these facilities grows, some may not be receiving the level of care they deserve. Congress passed the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA) of...

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April 21, 2020

News to Know: Substandard Senior Care, Defective Products, and Medical Errors

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we pride ourselves on being informed when it comes to current news that affects our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not limited...

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February 13, 2020

Slips and Falls

Each year, thousands are injured by slips and falls that often result in a dislocation or fracture. Many times, this is the result of another party’s general negligence. For example, when someone fails to safely maintain their property and a...

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February 13, 2020

Bed Sore and Infections Injuries

Bed sores, (also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers) affect between one and three million Americans annually. The vast majority of those affected are elderly living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or receiving some other form...

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February 1, 2020

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

As our nation’s elderly have grown in number, so has the demand for nursing homes and other forms of elder care. While nursing homes continue to make record profits, they have failed to invest in hiring and training more nursing...

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