In the last quarter of 2017, the Illinois Department of Public Health initiated action or recommended decertification for a number of residential care facilities and nursing homes across the state for violations connected to patient care. When nursing homes repeatedly violate standards set forth by both state and federal agencies, they can be decertified and lose the ability to operate.
Construction work is a dangerous field, and injuries are unfortunately all too common. No matter how many precautions a construction worker takes, the risk of injury is always present.
You are driving on the highway while minding your own business when suddenly you come up beside a massive 18-wheeler. There is nothing fun or exciting about driving near a big rig. These huge vehicles may block your view and they may drift into your lane. Their enormous size and weight make them particularly dangerous if you get into a wreck with them.
Studies indicate that there is a considerable gap in care provided to children of different races and ethnic backgrounds. These factors should never influence a patient's care and when they do the consequences can be life-threatening. When physicians, nurses, and other caregivers engage in discriminatory health care practices, they negligently place infant patients at risk for serious birth injuries that can result in lifelong disabilities or death.
Dangerous driving habits increase the potential for car accidents and avoiding these behaviors is essential for staying safe behind the wheel. Unfortunately, many drivers have a difficult time recognizing that their driving behaviors are unsafe. The following are some common driving behaviors that can help motorists gauge their performance behind the wheel.