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GWC Files Suit for Nursing Home Resident’s Wrongful Death from COVID-19

GWC Injury Lawyers LLC has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of the estate of a nursing home resident who succumbed to COVID-19 following an ongoing pattern of abuse and neglect at Symphony of Joliet. Known Risks of COVID-19 Exposure Ignored The lawsuit alleges a pattern of>> Read More

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Family of Nursing Home Coronavirus Victim Files Lawsuit

The family of a deceased nursing home coronavirus victim has filed a lawsuit against the Geneva facility where she lived, which has had one of the largest outbreaks of COVID-19 in Illinois. Nursing Home Coronavirus Victim’s Family Alleges Negligence The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Kane County Circuit Court by nursing home coronavirus victim>> Read More

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Filed Over Video of Aides Taunting Patient

A nursing home abuse lawsuit has been filed after a video of two aides taunting a 91-year-old dementia patient surfaced on Snapchat. Video of Dementia Patient Posted on Snapchat The video at the center of the nursing home abuse lawsuit was reportedly recorded at the Abington of Glenview nursing home on December 21, 2018. In>> Read More

Legionnaires' Disease

Fungus Infection at Illinois Nursing Homes Can Be Deadly

Health officials have issued a warning about a drug-resistant, potentially deadly fungus infection that has sickened at least 158 Illinois residents, many of whom are patients at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Fungus Infection a “Serious Global Health Threat” Candida auris, a rare and deadly fungus that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) called a>> Read More


Two New Clusters of Legionnaires’ Disease Found in Illinois

Health officials have found two new clusters of Legionnaires’ disease in Illinois, the first linked to a Walmart in Johnsburg and the second affecting residents at a nursing home in Chicago’s South Loop. Walmart, Nursing Home Linked to Legionnaires’ Disease Three people who reported being at the Johnsburg Walmart in McHenry County have been diagnosed>> Read More

Rauner Administration

Criminal Investigation of Rauner Administration Over Legionnaires’ Disease Crisis

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced that her office will be launching a criminal investigation into whether the Rauner administration improperly handled the Legionnaires’ disease crisis at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, IL. Were the Deaths Preventable? Legionnaires’ disease – caused by deteriorating plumbing at the Quincy facility that created an environment for the>> Read More

Nursing Home Sepsis

Nursing Home Sepsis Widespread in Illinois

Nursing home sepsis – a potentially life-threatening bloodstream infection that is a frequent complication of bedsores and a common sign of abuse – is prevalent in Illinois, according to a recent joint news investigation by the Chicago Tribune and Kaiser Health News. Poor Staffing Levels to Blame The study found that approximately 6,000 Illinois nursing home>> Read More

Illinois Veterans' Home

Rauner Vetoes Raising Legionnaires’ Disease Compensation at Illinois Veterans’ Home

Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have raised the caps on negligence awards paid out by the state through the Court of Claims system. The legislation – which would have raised the maximum award on Court of Claims cases from $100,000.00 to $2 million – had been passed by the Illinois General>> Read More

Legionnaires' Disease

New Case of Legionnaires’ Disease Reported in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a new case of Legionnaires’ disease in the state. This recent case joins two more infections identified in the past month at the Illinois Veterans’ Home. The facility has suffered three Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks since 2015. What Is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a form of waterborne>> Read More

Nursing Home Abuse

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse: Improperly Prescribing Antipsychotic Drugs for Dementia

The population of the United States is rapidly aging, with older people now accounting for one in seven Americans, or nearly 50 million. Moreover, the number of older Americans is predicted to double by 2060. While this increased lifespan is undoubtedly a positive development, it does not come without its costs. Longer life can also>> Read More

Nursing Home Fines

Trump Administration Scales Back Medicare’s Nursing Home Fines

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been rolling out new guidelines discouraging Medicare from levying fines against nursing homes that place residents at grave risk of injury or cause them harm, even in cases that resulted in death. The nursing home industry has applauded the changes,>> Read More


State of Illinois Sued Over Fatal Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Veterans’ Home

Eleven lawsuits have been filed against the State of Illinois over a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a western Illinois veterans’ home. Three outbreaks have occurred in the facility since 2015, leaving a total of 13 dead and at least 61 sickened. What Is Legionnaires’ Disease? Legionnaires’ disease is a form of waterborne pneumonia.>> Read More