Illinois Struggling with Nursing Home Complaints

The United States Department of Health and Human Resources is in charge of overseeing the administration of health care in the U.S.  It distributes funds for patient care to healthcare facilities, including Nursing Homes through Medicare payments (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, otherwise known as "CMS").  As part of its oversight, it monitors [...]

Medical Errors Persist

PATIENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT TREATMENT A new Survey released by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (in conjunction with NORC at University of Chicago) reveals that 21% of Americans experienced medical errors personally. Beyond that 31% of respondents reported that someone whose medical care they were personally involved with experienced a medical [...]

Do’s & Don’ts after a Car Crash

  Car Accident Do's: 1.Take Pictures.  Take pictures of all cars involved in the accident as soon as possible after the collision.  Take pictures from multiple angles and multiple distances.  Take pictures of the roadway, any skid marks and any debris on the roadway.  Take pictures of applicable street signs such as stop signs, no-turn [...]

Tune in TODAY–The Ben Joravsky Show (AM 820) at 3:00 p.m.

Today, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, our own Jim Coogan will be making his fourth guest appearance as the station's Legal Analyst on WCPT AM 820's afternoon News & Political Talk Show, The Ben Joravsky Show.  Listen in to hear Ben & Jim discuss some current events as the break down some of the legal issues [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Arbitration Clauses for Nursing Homes

The United States Supreme Court recently rejected a Kentucky State Court-rule that restricted the ability of a Nursing Homes to assert that a case must go to Arbitration when the care agreement was entered into by a ‘Power of Attorney.’  (Click the link to download the entire U.S. Supreme Court decision). Nursing Home Residents have the [...]

You Need Insurance

[In Honor of Groundhog Day and one of it's most memorable characters, we are re-posting this Information--Originally published August 26, 2016--and with apologies to Stephen Tobolowsky...and everyone else, here we go...] I know, I know.  First of all, no one likes to be sold to.  Second, everyone is skeptical about insurance salesmen (remember “Needlenose” [...]

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