Many errors and charting that looks as if it was copied. Wrong name listed on a record. Charting was done after my father passed as if they took care of him during that time. Wrong room numbers at times. Blood work reviewed by an LPN. Last wishes were not entered correctly in his chart so his DNR... Read more »
answered on Mar 18, 2023
Medical malpractice cases require the Health Care Provider to have done something wrong that led to harm. Doing wrong action is not enough. It must be proven, for example, the errors you outline caused or contributed to his death. You should review these facts with experienced medical malpractice... Read more »
Because they were both at fault, do I have to sue them in the same case or separate cases
answered on Feb 18, 2023
You are going to need an Illinois personal injury lawyer and nursing home negligence lawyer to handle your case. You are involved in a complicated matter.
My situation is, my mom fell or was dropped in a nursing home, a lawyer called me and said he was on the case 1y and 9m later he called and said he passed the case to another firm but that firm had no records and urged me to get the records which has pushed up to the deadline to file tomorrow. The... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2022
On your facts, the statute of limitations (SOL) is two years. You need to file on or before that date. No attorney or law firm was "on the case" unless your mother signed documents, hiring that attorney or that law firm. The SOL is all that matters. Whether your mother hired two... Read more »
answered on May 15, 2020
Certainly. But if she has a family member, there should be a contract written that the family member will be paid out of the estate at the rate of x per hour and will be reimbursed for her services upon death.
That is unless she can be paid now or they forego any payment.
answered on Aug 24, 2018
File a complaint through the administrative system. If it is a nursing home, ask at the office for complaint procedures.
A family memeber has been left soiled and fell off the bed we were never told we found out from another patient who had to get aCNA to help them we have a lot of documentation (pictures) of things that should not be done or should have been done and were not
answered on May 10, 2018
That is not right and should never have happened. I'm sorry to hear it did. Please feel free to call me to further discuss (Stephanie Sexauer 312-300-4743).
to laws regarding nursing home abuse?
answered on Mar 27, 2018
Yes. The Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act would cover your situation. 210 ILCS 55/1, et seq.
When I arrived for his discharge, I found Dad in bed alone in his room complaining of horrible R hip pain. When I tried to have him sit, then stand to get in a wheelchair to leave, he was completely unable & began to shake & scream in pain. At this point it was obvious he had a severe... Read more »
answered on Mar 26, 2018
My most sincere apologies that you and your family have to go through this, as it certainly could be considered a case of neglect. That said, it is a very fact specific determination, and is dependent on notice the nursing home had, the nature of the fall, as well as whether or not it exercised... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2018
This answer completely depends on what action or treatment you find to be negligent or abusive. Attorneys who practice in elder law and personal injury should be contacted as soon as possible to learn more in order to help you.
answered on Dec 26, 2017
What would an ordinary and reasonable nursing facility do or not do under the same or similar circumstances. However, Illinois has adopted the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act which places what amounts to a greater duty of care on nursing homes and their medical/nursing providers.
three other people out of her house - these types of situations are regulated right, in case something goes wrong?
answered on Oct 30, 2017
You would need to gain verification under what state licensing this household is operating. Without making that effort to verify the arrangement there is nothing you have suggested that makes this housing situation a legal environment under Illinois law.
answered on Jun 9, 2017
If your relative is not either an adjudicated disabled person or is not otherwise incompetent, your relative can choose to relocate for any reason. If your relative is incompetent, then without a power of attorney for health care, a court would need to appoint a guardian of your relative to be able... Read more »
- I'd like ot make sure he's being taken care of properly.
answered on May 16, 2017
As long as your dad and if he has a roommate consent, it is permitted. See this link for more detail on this Illinois law.
answered on Apr 28, 2017
Authorization would have to be given by your mother's treating physician. I would urge you to contact your mother's doctor.
answered on Apr 10, 2017
The same general standard of care applies to all professionals including nursing home nurses, nurse practitioners, LPNs, CNAs, etc., that is, the same degree of knowledge, skill and ability as an ordinarily careful professional would exercise under similar circumstances.
answered on Mar 19, 2017
Yes. Nursing homes want to know who will pay for the resident and the services received. If not out of pocket, then will Medicaid be paying?
answered on Feb 28, 2017
Nurses of all stripes on duty should include registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and license practice nurses. The numbers and nursing types depends on the size and type of nursing home facility.
Here's the Illinois law on this:
MINIMUM STAFFING STANDARD FOR SKILLED... Read more »
answered on Feb 4, 2017
The Illinois civil procedure rules do not require a plaintiff to prove his/her case in the pleadings. All you need is enough competent information to set out those facts in a complaint that makes out a viable cause of action. Illinois is a fact-pleading state.
answered on Jan 12, 2017
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... Read more »
how do I access their records to prove my case?
answered on Dec 5, 2016
If you already filed the lawsuit on your own, you would send a notice to produce (request to produce documents) to the attorney representing the nursing home.
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