We provide a public service by educating people about legal issues such as the value of torts for nursing home residents
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2008
A new article, 'Torts Provide Best Relief for Nursing Home Residents,' is now available free from Clifford Law Offices. The Chicago law office is attempting to educate the public with legal articles on their website Chicago Personal Injury Attorney.
Here is an introduction, with a link to the full article below.
A man in his 70s with a psychotic disorder, known as someone who smokes in prohibited areas, sneaks out of his room in a Niles nursing home when two of the three nurses on duty are on a break.
He leaves the dementia unit and wanders into an unused wing of the hospital, where he lights a cigarette that causes most of the room to be engulfed in flames. He is burned over 25 percent of his body, and both of his legs have to be amputated.
Another nursing home in suburban Niles fails to adequately supervise a 71-year-old woman who falls down the stairs in her wheelchair.
In Chicago, a nursing-home care worker is charged with involuntary manslaughter earlier this year after she allegedly attacked a 62-year-old resident, dragging him out of bed and causing him to fall and break his hip. He dies of a heart attack a week later, and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office rules it a result of the stress of the assault.
Robert Clifford, Chicago personal injury attorney, examines nursing home abuse and the law regarding the growing elderly population in Illinois and around the nation. Civil actions, he concludes, may be the most effective answer to protect our nation's aging population.
"We provide a public service by educating people about legal issues such as the value of torts for nursing home residents", says Robert A. Clifford, Founder.
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