Resident-on-resident assaults in nursing homes are a serious problem and those who facilitate or cause the assault can be held liable. As with all assaults, the nursing home and perpetrator can be responsible for both civil and criminal penalties following an assault on a nursing home resident in Illinois. As nursing homes become more crowded and individuals with criminal convictions for violent offenses grow older, it is a problem that is almost certain to worsen in the future.
Just because your doctor calls a surgical procedure common or routine does not mean it is without risk. Any time a patient undergoes some form of ectomy - the surgical removal of something in the body - something can go wrong. One minor misstep in a Chicago operating room might not create much of a problem. Several together could combine and leave you seriously ill or disabled. In the worst cases, mistakes can result in death.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) do not always cause readily apparent signs and symptoms and close monitoring following a suspected injury is essential for the administration of prompt treatment. When an injury is "silent," early recognition of signs and symptoms can have a significant impact on the individual's long-term recovery prospects.