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Huge award in lawsuit may help prevent other nursing home deaths

As they age, many people in Illinois will require assistance from a licensed facility that can help with daily personal tasks, provide programs to foster social interaction and offer onsite care from medical practitioners when needed. Anyone who resides in a nursing home or similar facility inherently trusts and hopes to be treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, many recent news stories have reported nursing home deaths and other injuries which are due to abuse and neglect at the hands of caretakers.

Considering a wrongful death suit? There's no cause for guilt

It's not unusual for people in Illinois to balk at the idea of pursuing a wrongful death claim. Grief alone may be so great that it's difficult to think about anything but getting through the pain of the loss. But perhaps the biggest roadblocks come as a result of individual conscience. What will other people think? Is it right for me to use this horrible situation to seek monetary gain?

What's needed to support a nursing home wrongful death claim?

A check of the headlines of a normal newspaper in Illinois won't reveal a lot of stories about wrongful death lawsuits against nursing homes. Such is not the case if you look at specialty news sources such as the CookCountyRecord.com.

Home's commitment to improvement comes too late for one resident

Readers of our blog know well that we pay special attention to the issue of care delivered in nursing and specialty care facilities in Illinois. Because of the nature of the health care industry these days, the scope of that attention often requires an understanding of the law that goes beyond the boundaries of just one state.

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