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POSTED ON March 28, 2024

The legal guardian of the victim of abuse or the authorized representative of the victim’s estate can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Illinois if the victim is unable to bring the case on his or her own. It’s crucial to know whether you have a right to sue a nursing home for a loved one’s abuse because your case could be dismissed if you file a lawsuit but lack the legal standing to sue. Below, you’ll learn more about eligibility to file a nursing home lawsuit in Chicago and how to proceed with the process.

POSTED ON March 22, 2024

“How long does a nursing home lawsuit take?” is a common question among people considering taking legal action against a nursing home due to the harm suffered by a loved one. On average, nursing home lawsuits take 18 to 24 months to reach a settlement or verdict. Several factors can make the timeline for nursing home lawsuits vary. The personal injury lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis can help you address these issues in Chicago. Call us at 312-263-7560 to discuss your case.

POSTED ON February 28, 2024

Residents in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, are granted rights under Illinois law. If you have a relative, friend, or loved one in a nursing home, it’s critical to understand residents’ rights in nursing homes so you can ensure his or her rights are protected.

POSTED ON February 28, 2024

In December 2023, an Illinois nurse was indicted on federal charges in Chicago for tampering with a nursing home resident’s medication. The incident occurred in 2021, during which the nurse, Nickole Butler, removed liquid morphine from a patient’s medication and diluted it with another liquid, with full knowledge that the diluted liquid would be administered to the patient.

POSTED ON January 08, 2024

Having a loved one in an Illinois nursing home can be anxiety-racking. Not knowing if your loved one is safe can leave you filled with worry. It’s important to be able to differentiate between normal signs of aging and the signs of nursing home neglect so you can take action if abuse is occurring.

POSTED ON December 29, 2023

“Why is my car accident settlement taking so long?” is a valid question many accident victims ask when medical bills, lost income, and other accident-related expenses are piling up, yet the settlement process seems to be moving at a slow pace. Factors like the length of your medical treatment and recovery, the insurance company’s tactics, and determining fault can significantly impact the timeline of your car accident settlement.

POSTED ON December 28, 2023

If your claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is denied, you can initiate the appeals process and have the SSDI denial decision overturned by giving accurate and complete information, following the Social Security Administration’s guidelines, and meeting all the set deadlines.

POSTED ON November 30, 2023

It’s difficult to determine the average truck accident settlement in Illinois because truck accident cases vary significantly. There are many factors that impact the settlement amounts that truck accident victims can recover, such as the severity of the injuries, the Illinois modified comparative negligence rule, a victim’s pain and suffering, and the insurance policy limits involved.

POSTED ON November 30, 2023

Applying for disability benefits in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois requires that you gather certain personal, medical, and work records and fill out and submit the application materials on time. It’s not a straightforward process. As a matter of fact, the majority of applications are denied. It takes adequate knowledge and preparation to apply for benefits successfully.

POSTED ON October 31, 2023

Common truck accident injuries in Chicago, Illinois, include head/brain injuries, neck/back injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. You may sustain these injuries from a truck accident caused by a fatigued driver, distracted driving, speeding, improper lane changes, and defective brakes. No matter the cause, you should seek medical attention, collect evidence at the scene, and work with a knowledgeable truck accident lawyer after the accident.

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