Jerome, Salmi & Kopis, LLC – Law Firm in Fairview Heights, IL

THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTATION

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After an accident, documentation is key if you have your cell phone with you, take pictures, take pictures of the vehicles involved in an automobile accident take pictures of the people involved, take pictures of where the cars are every piece of documentation that you can give us on the day the accident happens, will help us represent you better in the pursuit of your client..

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UNEXPLAINED DEATHS IN RURAL ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES

In 1987, the federal government passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting nursing home residents. According to Congressional findings, privately owned nursing homes were providing terribly inadequate care for seniors, often leading to abuse, neglect, and preventable deaths. As a response, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA), which created oversight and a

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MEDICATION ERRORS AND MALPRACTICE AT ILLINOIS NURSING HOMES

HOW MEDICATION ERRORS HAPPEN It’s really no surprise that medication errors impact many nursing home residents in rural community facilities throughout downstate Illinois. Consider what one research study out of rural Pennsylvania discovered. The Statistics Are Terrifying First, the study found that the “average hospitalized patient will experience 1 medication error per day.” Next, the

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