The length of time to actually get possession of a settlement check can depend on a number of factors including, but not limited to: parties contributing to settlement, if Medicare is involved, if a court needs to approve settlement and satisfaction of any medical lien holders. Some states have...View More
It depends of if you have power of attorney. If you do, you can request a copy of his records. If your father is alert and coherent, he may request a copy of his chart. Getting copies of medical records can be helpful in determining both how an incident occurred and what type of safeguards were or...View More
If you witness abuse of a patient at a nursing home you may report the incident to the police and / or the Illinois Department of Public Health. Reporting an episode may help deter abuse of other patients.
You will not be able to initiate a lawsuit against the facility because you do not...View More
You are referring to TTD or temporary total disability payments while your husband is temporarily impaired from performing his tasks due to his employment related injury. Under Illinois law, TTD provides for two-thirds of the employees average weekly wage when a physician deems him or her unable to...View More
Sexual misconduct by a staff member at a halfway house or other type of treatment facility should not occur. In order to have a case against the facility, you will need to show that the facility knew or should have know of the behavior of this individual. For example, if the individual had acted...View More
The answer to your questions depends on if your husband is covered under workers compensation related to his job. The crux of the issue will depend on his employment status: if he is an employee v. independent contractor and if he was 'in the course' of his employment at the time of the...View More
Over medication of nursing home patients is a major problem. In some instances facilities intentionally provide the medication to sedate patients and make them easier to care for. In other instances, the over-medication may be less intentional-- in either respect, the over-medication of nursing...View More
Usually, immediate family members have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Your ability or standing to file such a case will depend on if there are other immediate family member and if your aunt left a will. If your aunt left a will, the executor of the will would likely be the person who...View More
I am sorry to hear about your concern. Illinois recently passed a law that allows families to place a camera in the room of a loved one in a nursing home. Read more here http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2015/10/06/nursing-home-cameras-ensuring-safety-loved-ones
I'm not certain what type of context you were injured in? Is this involving a personal injury? If you are pursuing a claim with your insurance company, I am going to assume that you may have been injured by an uninsured motorist?
While frustrating, the insurance claims handling...View More
My fiance was accused of child abuse and the charge was unfounded. After the allegation my fiance and myself were kicked out of our residence, fired from our jobs. I have more information if I can receive a phone call.
It sounds like you and your fiance are facing criminal charges. I would suggest that you consult with an attorney who handles criminal defense, they can better advise you of your legal rights and options.
says they'll pay $2000 for medical bills and nothing else. this happened 28th of dec. 30 stitches in right leg half way round my leg, bruising on my left and reaggravated my back. still have large opening on front shin and a hole retaining fluids that needs cleaning everyday. go once a week to... View More
You may have grounds to pursue a premises liability case against your friend based upon their negligence in failing to maintain their property. If your friend had knowledge of the condition and failed to make necessary repairs or alert you to the condition, you may have grounds to pursue them for...View More
We received an ordinance violation in the mail that our dogs got loose and bit someone. We were home during that time and our dogs were not out, but we do not have any proof, only our word. They obviously do not have proof either. What are our rights, and how do we make a strong defensive case at... View More
It depends on who you received the 'ordinance' from? Was this a notice from a court? If so you may wish to contact the State's attorney or other person responsible for the prosecution of the case. You can ask when what information they have in their file to support such allegations....View More
Unfortunately, insurance companies can terminate temporary total disability (TTD) payments when they have information that you are no longer temporarily disabled or your employer is able to accommodate restrictions placed on you by your physicians.
In some situations, insurance companies...View More
The answer to your question will have a lot to do with the control which your employer had over the situation. For example, did your employer require you to park in a specific area? Even if your case is not compensable under workers compensation law, you can likely pursue a claim against your...View More
I received a letter from a bill collector after 10 months of the case being settled. I do not remember the creditor, but I do remember the doctor that performed the procedure. The bill should have been paid when the case was settled. My attorney is the one that brought my attention to this doctor.... View More
You should look the terms of your settlement contract. This will likely address who is responsible for past and future medical bills. If you were represented by a lawyer in the case, you may want to ask him or her about what can be done with the bill. Good luck.
I think you may be referring to patient 'off-loading' or turning. This is done to help keep the blood circulating in patients who are immobile or disabled. The idea is that by moving the patient regularly, the underlying tissue will remain healthy and bed sores will not form....View More
Arbitration agreements in nursing home admissions have become increasingly common. The primary reason nursing homes have opted to include arbitration agreements is because they believe that disputes will be resolved more favorably for them. Additionally, since these arbitrations are not filed in...View More
You likely have two separate claims. One would be benefits afforded to an injured worker's family under the Illinois Workers Compensation Act. These benefits will provide for yourself and your children pursuant to a statutory schedule of benefits.
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