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September 23, 2016

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Files Lawsuit Against the Mosaic of Lakeshore Nursing Home

On September 20, 2016, Tiba Thurmond, as Power of Attorney for Property of Rhonda Ridley, filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County against the defendant, alleging that the facility failed to provide proper care to Rhonda Ridley....

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January 12, 2016

Residential Treatment Programs Cause More Than 100 Deaths Per Year

Reusable medical devices, like the duodenoscope, have led to deaths due to not being able to sterilize them sufficiently. Why does it take so long to update sterilization standards for reusable medical devices? This is a cause for concern, but...

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September 5, 2015

Protecting Your Loved Ones: How Prevalent is Nursing Home Negligence in Illinois?

Punitive damages, which are awarded to plaintiffs when a defendant has acted willfully, maliciously, or fraudulently negligent, are intended to deter similar future acts. Tort reformers and the media often attack this form of compensation, however, claiming it is frivolously...

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January 19, 2015

New Illinois Law Addresses Problem of Medical Neglect and Abuse in Nursing Homes

As a Chicago car accident attorney, I want to express my support for the new Illinois law requiring that adults wear seat belts while riding in the back seat of a vehicle, which took effect on the first of this...

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November 30, 2014

New Research Shines Light on Ongoing Problem of Abuse in Nursing Homes

Over the past few years, concerns and controversy have been linked to energy drinks and the dangers that have been reported in adults, but now Health Day has published a new study that discusses young children, under the age of...

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