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October 2018 Archives

Are You Afraid of Needles? (Maybe You Should Be)

syringe-1884784_640.jpgUnsafe injection practices place patients at unnecessary risk of acquiring infections and disease while under the care of physicians, nurses, and anesthesiologists. From 2001 to 2011, more than 150,000 patients were negatively affected by unsafe injection practices. It is a common problem across the United States with potentially deadly results.

Tailgating and Fierce Rivalries Can Lead to Parking Lot Injuries, Deaths

Factors that Facilitate Violence

Alcohol consumption is a frequent factor that flows throughout many barroom brawls and parking lot scuffles. Other factors can include inadequate separation of supporters from each team, and improper supervision of activities taking place on the premises. The more people present, the greater the rivalry, and the more alcohol that flows, the greater the potential for problems. It is not uncommon for altercations involving one or two people to explode into brawls and battles involving dozens or more. As more people become involved, the risk to those in the vicinity who can become entangled in the fight before they can safely escape increases.   

Unusual Legal Strategy Could Be Game Changer in Medical Malpractice Suits

usa-2018855_640.jpgMedical malpractice cases may involve elements of fraud which allows injured patients or their surviving family members to pursue claims based on fraud and not medical malpractice alone. This makes it possible for individuals to pursue claims for punitive damages which are not allowed under Illinois medical malpractice statutes.

Financial Exploitation Runs Rampant in Nursing Homes [infographic]

Elder financial abuse is a growing threat and family members should take proactive steps to protect their loved ones. Protecting against financial exploitation requires closely monitoring those who have access to the individual's finances and constant vigilance overbalances and the disposition of assets. When financial exploitation is uncovered, it is imperative to take immediate action to prevent further harm from taking place.  

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