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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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August 5, 2016

Crossing Out the Clause: Forced Arbitration in Nursing Home Contracts

Nursing home residents and their families face more than the risk of abuse and neglect, a recent New York Times article reported. The multi-billion dollar industry has created a way to suppress the constitutional right of residents and their families...

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August 21, 2015

When and How to Act on Suspicions of Elder Abuse

Some people need more protecting than others, particularly young children and the elderly. That responsibility rests on the shoulders of the community—caregivers, healthcare professionals, financial institutions, neighbors, friends, and family—so make a difference in the lives of those around you....

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September 16, 2014

Proposed Illinois Law Allows Video Monitoring in Nursing Homes

It is a sad and unfortunate fact that the most vulnerable members of our society are also the most susceptible to abuse, neglect, and negligence. But just how prevalent is elder abuse, neglect, and negligence? How many of them result...

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May 23, 2013

Important Tips For Protecting Loved Ones Against Nursing Home Abuse

Unfortunately, many elderly individuals face abuse and neglect in nursing homes today. As a Chicago personal injury attorney who tries many nursing home abuse cases, I have seen the devastating impact of nursing home abuse and neglect on the elderly...

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June 29, 2009

Loyola University Chicago School Of Law Elder Law Initiative Lecture Series

The Loyola Elder Law Initiative Presents the 2009 Hurley, McKenna & Mertz Lecture Series Event: Tips and Trends in Long-Term Care. Hurley, McKenna & Mertz, P.C. is a partnership of trial lawyers in Chicago dedicated to the representation of persons...

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