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Posts in March, 2014

Mar 31

What Can Be Learned From Medical Malpractice Payouts

The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) is a compilation of data about medical malpractice payouts. Anytime there is a written demand for a medical practitioner ...

Mar 28

Will Illinois’ New Ban On Hand-Held Cell Phone Use Reduce Distracted Driving Accidents

On January 1, 2014, a statewide ban on hand-held cell phone use went into effect, and it makes talking on your hand-held phone while you ...

Mar 26

CTA Train Climbs Escalator In Freak Accident

Update: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the operator of the train had previously fallen asleep at the controls. On Monday, March 24, a Chicago ...

Mar 23

5 Star Nursing Homes In Chicago

There are 85 five-star nursing homes in the Chicago Metro area. This is not our evaluation. The ranking comes from The 2014 U.S. News & ...

Mar 23

The Corporatization Of Nursing Homes: What Does It Mean For Patient Care Trends

Private investors are purchasing nursing homes. The result? A declining care for the elderly patients, particularly in nursing homes owned by multi-state chains. Chicago nursing ...

Mar 23

If I Was Injured In An Illinois Car Accident, But Live Out Of State, Can I Still Sue In Illinois

Yes, if your car accident took place in Illinois, you can sue in Illinois and that may be your only choice. You must file your ...

Mar 23

What Determines Quality of Care in Nursing Homes?

The American Medical Association describes quality of care as “care that consistently contributes to the improvement or maintenance of quality and/or duration of life.” Let ...

Mar 23

Is It Appropriate To Use Physical Restraints On Elderly Patients In Nursing Homes?

Imagining your elderly loved one secured by physical restraints is probably enough to bring tears to your eyes. Nursing home care facilities do this, some ...

Mar 23

What’s Complicated about Anesthesia

Anesthesia is often a saving grace when you go in for surgery. Anesthesia can make surgeries, procedures, and childbirth easier to endure. However, it is ...

Mar 23

How Do Nursing Homes Protect Elderly Residents From Dangerous Falls

For the elderly, gone are the days where they can respond to a serious spill by dusting their knees and walking it off. Falls pose ...