By providing poor training, low-wages, and questionable oversight nursing homes are allowing abuse to flourish. Whether it is financial, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, owners, operators, and staff members at nursing home facilities across the nation are failing to protect nursing home residents from physical harm and exploitation. It is estimated that one out of every ten nursing home residents will suffer some form of abuse.
When you hear about people who are injured or killed by intoxicated motorists, one of the first things that may cross your mind is alcohol. Sadly, it is not the only substance that impairs drivers. Many people who operate their vehicles in Chicago while intoxicated are under the influence of medications.
It is important to recognize the signs of an unsafe physician prior to undergoing any medical treatment. An ounce of prevention is better than the pound of cure and conducting thorough research into the background and reputation of a physician can minimize the risks patients face. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America and the following are five of the most common "red flags" that patients need to keep in their thoughts as they pursue medical treatment in Illinois.
The Illinois Department of Transportation's Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering is working closely with the Illinois State Police to reduce the number of accidents caused by unsafe driving behaviors in the state. These efforts are centered around holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years when the number of incidents of unsafe driving, and the number of injuries and fatalities, typically rise.