Legal issues and COVID-19

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Dwyer & Coogan Serving Our Clients In this Moment of Uncertainty Firm Continues Operations The news regarding the novel COVID-19 coronavirus is disturbing and is rapidly evolving. In the past few business days, the country witnessed the Declaration of a National Emergency and the State of Illinois has issued wide-ranging restrictions on social interaction and [...]


Falls Can Hurt

Healthcare Staff Responsible for Falls From the Start Nursing patients are vulnerable and deserve protection. Experts Cite Training, Assessment, and Education as the way to Prevent Fall Injuries for Vulnerable Residents. The job for nursing staff to protect residents and patients begins right at admission. That is how the Director of Nursing expert [...]

Protect Your Rights

US House Passed the FAIR Act--Restricts Arbitration Law could Restrict Arbitration Clauses in Employment and Consumer Contracts Access to the Courtroom is the only real protection of your rights. This column has previously brought attention to the scourge of private arbitration contracts and how they restrict access to justice and unfairly tilt the [...]


What to Look For in a Great Personal Injury Lawyer

If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. In Illinois, that compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, as well as non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. Since so much is at stake, it’s important to choose the right personal injury attorney. [...]


Heart Procedure Leads to Death

The Incident A 61-year-old woman with lung and heart problems went to University of Chicago Medical Center in 2014 for her increasing shortness of breath. The doctor did a catheter procedure to measure pressures in her heart and caused damage to the access artery in the groin. After an attempt to fix the artery [...]


Federal CMS Releases “Special Focus Facility” Candidates The Federal Government provides oversight for Nursing Homes in the United States. Part of this is because federal programs like Medicare and Medicaid provide funding for nursing facilities. In their role overseeing complaints about persistent care problems, the Government compiles statistics and investigates facilities. This had previously led [...]


Understanding Temporary Total Disability (TTD) In Workers’ Compensation Cases

If you sustain an injury that prevents you from performing your job, your employer’s insurance company likely has to pay you workers’ compensation benefits. Before the company will disperse your first check, however, you must undergo an examination by an employer-provided medical professional who will determine the nature and extent of your injuries. They will [...]