Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois
Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
Skokie, Illinois 60077
Law Firm Overview
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. is an Illinois personal injury law firm with offices in Skokie, Chicago, and Orland Park. We are dedicated to serving accident and injury victims only – we never represent large firms or insurance companies.
Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. - Providing services in the following areas of law:
- Animal Bites
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Aviation Accidents
- Back and Neck Injury
- Bad Faith Insurance
- Bicycle Accident
- Birth Injury
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Ship Accident
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Criminal Law
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Products
- Failure to Diagnose
- FELA Railroad Injuries
- Food Poisoning
- Health Care and Social
- Industrial Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Litigation
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Product Liability Litigation
- Railroad Accidents
- Rollover Accident
- Sexual Abuse
- Slip and Fall
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Sports and Recreation
- Surgical Errors
- Toxic Torts
- Traffic Ticket
- Truck Accident
- Workers Compensation
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Articles Published by Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
Nursing home neglect can lead to bedrail entrapment, serious injury, and death to nursing home residents that are confined to a bed.Read Article
Often, people have not filed a formal nursing home complaint simply because they are unsure how or unaware that they can. A nursing home complaint can be filed when the negligence, misconduct, or abuse of a nursing home facility or caregiver causes you or your loved one to suffer. Filing a complaint should lead to an investigation into the facility.Read Article
After a nursing home fall occurs, the patient should be put on a 72 hour fall watch where there will be a series of thorough assessments to make sure all injuries sustained from the fall are documented and treated appropriately. After the fall, if there are obvious signs of serious injury the nursing home resident should be transferred to an emergency room immediately.Read Article
A jury has awarded $3.2 million dollars to the family of a man who died in hospice care after leaving a Rocky Ford, Colorado nursing home. The Pioneer Healthcare nursing home is challenging the verdict. At trial, an expert found that the deceased had acquired 16 separate infections during his stay at the nursing home, and over 30 injuries. The final cause of death was determined to be a stage-four bedsore as well as malnutrition and Parkinson’s disease.Read Article
A defective implantable defibrillator claim in Illinois may be filed if you or a loved one was seriously or fatally injured by the device. Chicago defective product attorneys can help with your case.Read Article
You may file a defective DePuy hip replacement claim in Illinois if you were injured in the act of using it. You should consult with a Chicago defective medical product lawyer about your case.Read Article
An Illinois medical malpractice claim may be filed if you were the victim of an IV error. You should consult with a medical malpractice lawyer in Aurora, IL determine if you injury can be pursued for damages.Read Article
An Illinois defective product claim may be filed if you were injured by cochlear implants. You should consult with a defective medical product attorney in Aurora, IL to discuss your case.Read Article
You may file a dangerous medical device lawsuit in Illinois if you were injured using a shoulder pain pump. A defective product attorney in Chicago, IL can evaluate your caseRead Article
You may file a Chicago dangerous drug claim and be entitled to compensation if you were injured after taking gadolinium. Contact your dangerous drug attorney in Chicago to discuss your case.Read Article
If a motorcycle accident in Chicago, IL, wasn’t your fault and caused you burn injuries, you may be entitled to file a claim. Chicago personal injury lawyers can help.Read Article
If you have recently been involved in a truck accident consider looking into an Illinois commercial truck accident claim.Read Article
After a commercial truck crash in Aurora, Illinois, consider taking legal action for your damages and losses. Setting up a consultation with an Aurora auto accident law firm may be beneficial because by sitting down with a lawyer you can review your case and get advice on what actions are in your best interest.Read Article
Determining fault in an accident in Chicago is not always clear cut. Whether you are partially at fault or not at all at fault, you may be eligible to receive compensation.Read Article
If your loved one has been in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, and suffered fatal injuries, you may be able to file for an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit. With the help of a Wheaton injury attorney you may be able to obtain compensation.Read Article
Illinois minimum insurance requirements are in place for the protection of motorists. Every driver on the road is required to carry insurance.Read Article
An accident can leave you with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).Read Article
If you have been injured at work you may be able to file an Illinois Workers’ Compensation claim. A Chicago work injury lawyer will review your case and discuss your options.Read Article
A dog bite or animal attack should not be underestimated as this type of accident can leave you with serious injuries such as deep lacerations, broken bones, and muscle and tissue damage.Read Article
An elevator shaft accident in Chicago is one of the many ways that injuries and damages are suffered on a construction site. Job sites should be safely maintained and managed, as a worker you should not be put at risk for dangerous situations or working with faulty equipment. Contact a Chicago work accident lawyer for a consultation to review the accident and determine who is liable for the damages you suffered.Read Article
If a construction accident in Chicago injured you, consult with a lawyer right away to assess the damage and figure out what kind of action to take. A Chicago construction accident lawyer can help you build a strong case and help you through the process.Read Article
After a dog bite attack in Illinois your child may have suffered severe injuries that need attention right away. These injuries could be extremely costly and it is in your best interest to consider taking legal action by filing a personal injury claim.Read Article
Illinois product liability claims can address injuries from defective car seats.Read Article
When you’ve sustained spinal cord injuries in a motorcycle crash in Illinois, you may need to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim.Read Article
A dangerous prescription drug claim in Illinois may be filed if an anemia drug caused kidney failure.Read Article
Medical malpractice in an Illinois hospital may be pursued as a claim against the offending institution if unsanitary hospital conditions led to sickness or injuries.Read Article
If you are expected to appear in court for an Illinois personal injury lawsuit you may be nervous.Read Article
A serious accident in Joliet, Illinois, can result in a debilitating rotator cuff injury.Read Article
Uninsured motorist coverage in Illinois can fill the gap when you’re injured in a car accident and the other driver doesn’t have insurance to cover your damages.Read Article
An injury claim in Illinois can only be filed in a limited amount of time after an Illinois accident.Read Article
A car crash may leave you with serious injuries. It is possible that you may develop chronic pain syndrome (CPS).Read Article
After you have researched and visited several nursing homes and placed your loved one, you still need to be watchful of the staff at your chosen community. Because the nursing home population is increasing and they are often short on employees, sometimes neglect can occur.Read Article
When pursuing a claim for an Illinois wrongful death case, there are many factors to consider. The success of this type of claim relies solely on the fault of the death being designated to an individual’s negligence or carelessness.Read Article
Depression is a disorder that may arise after a car accident. Keep in mind that this is an emotionally straining condition that may take time to subside, and with treatment and therapy, could be financially troubling for you and your loved ones.Read Article
Every driver on the road has a responsibility to drive safely, and each driver is responsible for carrying the proper motorist insurance for protection in case he or she is involved in a car accident in Naperville.Read Article
When a loved one dies from nursing home abuse you’ll need to concern yourself with proving nursing home abuse in Illinois.Read Article
Your semi-truck crash in Aurora, IL may be a result of trucking company negligence. Aurora truck accident lawyers can help you determine if the trucking company was responsible.Read Article
If you were injured by a negligent driver in a Chicago accident, you may be able to file a claim. Contact a Chicago, IL car accident lawyer for assistance.Read Article
If neck surgery is required after an auto accident in Aurora, then you may be entitled to compensation through an Illinois personal injury claim. A Chicago, IL personal injury lawyer can help.Read Article
If you have suffered an open head injury in an auto accident in Aurora, IL, you may be able to file an injury claim. An Aurora brain injury lawyer can help.Read Article
Emotional trauma is a common occurrence when an individual has been involved in an accident in Chicago, Illinois. This is especially true if the accident was severe and the injuries are serious or even life-threatening. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop.Read Article
Navigating the claims process after a truck accident in Chicago, IL can be complex. This is where a Chicago truck accident lawyer can help.Read Article
One of the most traumatic types of injuries to sustain in an accident in Aurora, Illinois is the loss of a limb. This can have devastating effects on the individual and lead to a reduced quality of life.Read Article
If you suffered a herniated disc after a car accident in Aurora, IL, you may be entitled to compensation. An Aurora personal injury attorney can help.Read Article
One of the most important factors in any legal case involving car accidents in Chicago, IL is negligence. Illinois negligence laws will affect not only who can be held liable, but also may determine the type of compensation that is recoverable.Read Article
An Illinois nursing home neglect claim settlement can be impacted by Medicare or Public Aid payments for medical bills.Read Article
Aurora, IL dog bite lawyers will tell you right away that no amount of Illinois dog bite laws can protect you and your family from a dog bite attack. However, they can help your injury claim.Read Article
No matter what the breed, a dog bite attack can result in serious, sometimes fatal injuries to an innocent victim.Read Article
Resident care is of utmost importance, and when nursing homes violate the nursing home regulations in Illinois you may need to file an Illinois nursing home neglect claim.Read Article
Many Yasmin lawsuits have been filed due to the sometimes serious side effects of this popular form of contraceptive. Yasmin claims attorneys in Illinois can help you file an Illinois Yasmin claim.Read Article
Levaquin is an effective antibiotic used to treat many conditions, but it can be dangerous, leading to serious side effects that you may be compensated for through a prescription drug claim in Illinois. If you suffer complications from this prescription, contact a Chicago area dangerous product attorney.Read Article
There can be serious side effects and complications when you use the heartburn medication Reglan that you may be able to file a dangerous drug claim in Illinois.Read Article
An emergency room error could lead to a medical negligence claim in Illinois.Read Article
Dog bite injuries could lead to a dog bite injury claim in Illinois.Read Article
Injuries that result from malpractice in a hospital in Illinois could lead you to file a claim.Read Article
You don’t always have to choose between filing an IL workers comp claim and an Illinois personal injury claim when third party liability comes into play.Read Article
When you experience anxiety after an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.Read Article
You should know about the dangers of gastric bypass surgery.Read Article
You should know what to do after a motorcycle crash to protect your claim.Read Article
Guidelines determine who is able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person.Read Article
When filing an Illinois injury claim you should be familiar with how negligence laws can affect your case.Read Article
A serious Illinois auto accident can cause trauma often leading to internal bleeding. This injury is sometimes fatal and can result in a wrongful death lawsuit.Read Article
After suffering Illinois personal injuries you may need to file an Illinois injury claim. Be aware of the dos and don’ts that could impact your case.Read Article
A victim of nursing home neglect or abuse can suffer serious injuries. If your loved one is a victim, you may need to file an Illinois nursing home claim.Read Article
Some injuries in an accident can be devastating and completely change an individual’s quality of life. The potential for this with nerve damage is quite high, since nerves are responsible for carrying messages to the brain.Read Article
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating and result in the need for lifelong care and treatment. When an individual suffers this type of brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the party at fault may be held legally liable.Read Article
If you have sustained a facial injury in a car accident, it may result in facial scars. This could lead to an Illinois personal injury claim.Read Article
You may be the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois if you were injured because of pharmacist negligence.Read Article
If a Duragesic patch causes severe negative reactions, it may necessitate a dangerous drug claim in Illinois.Read Article
If a physician fails to diagnose a heart attack, you may be entitled to file an Illinois medical malpractice claim. Call an attorney for help.Read Article
You may be entitled to compensation if your loved one was injured as a result of nursing home abuse in Chicago. A nursing home abuse attorney can help you.Read Article
There are 5 important steps you should take after a truck accident in Illinois. A Chicago truck crash lawyer can help you with your case.Read Article
There are 3 things you should ask your attorney when pursuing an Illinois medical malpractice claim. For help, call a Chicago medical malpractice attorney.Read Article
Understanding the basics of an Illinois personal injury claim helps claimants decide about fling.Read Article
Unnecessary surgery is a type of medical malpractice. A form of medical malpractice that has become an alarming and growing problem in the U.S. is unnecessary surgery.Read Article
The care plan is the basis for the care which residents in nursing homes receive from the staff. Shortcoming in the development, execution, and evaluation of the care plan can also serve as a basis for liability on the part of the nursing home when a resident suffers injury. We offer 6 questions that we consider with regard to the care plan in determining whether a nursing home can be held liable for injuries sue to abuse and neglect of nursing home residents.Read Article
Many injured workers are not aware of the differences between worker's compensation cases and civil lawsuits in Illinois. When they hear about how hard it is to "go to court" over a work-related accident, this discourages them from asserting their rights under the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act. The truth of the matter is that the worker's compensation system has been designed to make easier, not harder, for injured workers to assert their rights.Read Article
When representing injured truck drivers in worker's compensation claims, one important question that must be answered is whether the worker's compensation case can be filed in Illinois. For an injured truck driver, this is an important question because the worker's compensation laws in Illinois are more favorable to the employee than they are in many other states.Read Article
Nursing home residents often take several prescription medications. Errors in administering medications and drug interactions can cause harm to nursing home residents which may be the basis of a nursing home abuse and neglect suit.Read Article
The Illinois Worker's Compensation Act requires employers to pay for related and necessary medical care. Injured workers in Illinois are entitled to choose two doctors and then receive medical care from that doctor and any other physicians to whom he is referred.Read Article
Injured workers in Illinois have the right to file a third-party liability suit when their injuries are caused by someone other than a co-worker or their employer. However, unlike worker's compensation cases, fault is a crucial issue in third-party liability suits. This article sets forth some of the ways in which defense lawyers are likely to inject the issue of fault into the case and how it can impact the recovery of compensation by injured workers.Read Article
Nursing home residents frequently develop bed sores or pressure ulcers. Federal regulations place extensive obligations on nursing homes to prevent and treat bed sores or pressure ulcers. Their failure of the nursing home staff to provide the very basic care which is needed to prevent bed sores or pressure ulcers may be the basis of a claim of violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.Read Article
Falls in nursing homes are a major threat to the life and well-being of nursing home residents. Some lawyers treat falls in nursing homes like "slip and fall" cases. However, this the wrong approach to analyzing the liability of the nursing home for falls. We describe how and why nursing home falls are different from traditional "slip and fall cases" and offer 5 key areas to look at to evaluate whether the nursing home was negligent with regard to the nursing home resident's fall.Read Article
Car accident victims are frequently concerned with payment of medical expenses. Our Chicago personal injury law firm is proud ot offer this article that dispels some myths regarding the payment of medical expenses following a car accident and offers accident victims some advice as to how to handle their medical expenses.Read Article
Many injure workers in Illinois have their worker's compensation claims improperly denied because they were "off the clock" when they were hurt. Kinds of cases that result in improper denials of worker's compensation benefits include: business travel, injuries in parking lots, injuries coming to and going from work on the premises, and injuries occurring during break or lunch.Read Article
Owner-operators who are injured on the job are regularly denied worker's compensation benefits. However, a 2007 decision from the Illinois Supreme Court shows that even though owner-operators have signed independent contractor agreements, they may be considered employees under the Illinois Worker's Compensation Act and can receive benefits for work-related injuries.Read Article
For most Illinois personal injury suits, the statute of limitations is 2 years from the date of accident. However, that is not a good reason to wait to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Delaying hiring a personal injury lawyer can create problems in your case which would be avoided by making prompt and wise decisions about hiring a personal injury lawyer.Read Article
Many people believe that when they hire a lawyer, this will inevitably lead to a suit being filed and an eventual trial before a judge and jury. Many cases are resolved short of trial, and many without suit ever being filed.Read Article
Many injured workers in Illinois who are considering hiring a worker's compensation lawyer are concerned about the issue of attorney's fees and how they are going to pay for legal assistance. The good news is that Illinois worker's compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis, and that the fees are very reasonable.Read Article
Visitors to Illinois businesses, apartment buildings, and condominiums rely on the property owners and managers to keep elevators in safe operating condition. Many elevator accidents are the result of heavy usage and poor maintenance, but the liability for accidental injury extends beyond just the property owners.Read Article
There are some important questions that are asked in every wrongful death suit in Illinois. This article attempts to address some of the basic questions that come up regularly when families are dealing with a wrongful death suit in Illinois.Read Article
Many victims of motorcycle accidents think that their motorcycle accident will be handled in just the same way as a car accident. They could not be more wrong. While the laws are the same, how insurance companies, and later juries, view motorcycle accidents is very different. Failing to understand those differences and failing to hire a lawyer who recognizes those differences could be fatal to your motorcycle accident case.Read Article
Injured workers in Illinois can file both a worker's compensation case and a third-party liability suit against anyone responsible for their injuries other than a co-worker or their employer. Injured workers should take measures to help protect their rights and their recovery. Here are 7 specific steps they can take to help ensure a successful recovery.Read Article
The low policy limits required by Illinois' mandatory auto insurance law does not provide adequate coverage to victims of car accidents in all but the most minor car crashes. Underinsured motorist coverage is much more effective at providing protection for your family.Read Article
The law in Illinois presents special challenges for the victims of fall accidents on snow or ice. Here we set out what the law is and what fact patterns lend themselves to success in cases involving slips and falls on snow and ice in Illinois.Read Article
One problem that arises in car accidents with multiple victims is that the policy limits in the at-fault driver's insurance policy leaves all the victims with insufficient compensation for their damages. Underinsured motorist coverage may be an option for securing an additional source of compensation for car accident victims.Read Article
One key issue for injury victims in Illinois accident claims and personal injury suits is what their case is "worth," or in other words, what the fair settlement value of the personal injury case is. Evaluating a case to determine a fair settlement value is a process which takes into account many factors which we discuss in this article.Read Article
When you or a family member is the victim of a serious Illinois car accident, one important objective in making a personal injury claim or prosecuting an Illinois personal injury lawsuit is to identify all potential avenues of compensation for the accident victim. This article looks at several different issues that should be considered by any experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer.Read Article
There are two key questions that must be answered in every slip and fall cases in Illinois. These questions determine whether the plaintiff can prevail in his case and what proof must be offered.Read Article
Videos Provided by Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
What is the Statue of Limitations for an Illinois Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case
Do you need a lawyer for an Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect case?
Will Your Chicago Personal Injury Case be Accepted?
Wondering if a Chicago personal injury lawyer will accept your case?
Experienced attorney Barry Doyle explains the kinds of cases his firm takes on. The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. represents complex cases. Most months, our firm accepts less than about 3 to 5 percent of the cases that are presented to them. We are very selective, because we want to be able to devote the necessary time to each and every one. Some cases demand a lot of attention and we want to make sure that we have the time available to focus on them. If we took every case that came through our door, we wouldn't be able to handle cases in the right kind of way.
At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, we represent individuals and their families who have been harmed by the negligence of others. To get advice about your case, contact a knowledgeable Chicago personal injury lawyer today by calling 312.263.1080. The first initial legal consultation is free; so don't wait to make that phone call.
We have created an informative guide regarding case values, How Much is My Case Worth? Things Accident Victims Need to Know. Be sure to order your free copy
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What is Your Chicago Personal Injury Case Worth?
One of the most commonly asked questions by our clients is: how much is my case worth? Not only is this a frequent question that arises, it is also a very important one.
In this informative video clip, Chicago personal injury lawyer Barry Doyle provides his insight. Our clients usually want to know the amount of settlement to except in their cases. The reality is, there isn't a simple answer. Since each case is unique, an average settlement doesn't exist. If a Chicago personal injury lawyer tells you otherwise, he is doing you a disservice. Either that lawyer is trying to do a sales job on you or he doesn't know what he is doing. Whichever one it might be, you need to run away, quickly. Evaluating the value of your case is not easy work.
Your attorney will review the factors involved in your situation to help you determine a fair settlement. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C., we represent clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others. For advice regarding your case or to simply get some answers to your questions, contact our office today by calling 312.263.1080. The first initial consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose by talking with a lawyer. Make sure you order a free copy of our must-read book, How Much is My Case Worth? Things Accident Victims Need to Know.
A Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Who Will Go to Trial
Truth be told, not every attorney wants to go to trial. In this informative video, Chicago personal injury attorney Barry Doyle talks about this very topic.
You have to have a real commitment to taking cases to trial. The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C has tried 50 cases to verdict. The insurance companies are fully aware of which attorneys take cases to trial and which do not. Our law firm has tried cases in front of judges, juries, and in arbitration. We know how to build strong cases and are more than ready to go to court, if necessary. It is important that you work with a law firm that is ready and willing to try your case.
To get answers to your questions, contact the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle by calling 312.263.1080. An experienced Chicago personal injury attorney from our office will be able to review your situation and give you advice. Be sure to order the informative book available on our website, How Much is My Case Worth? Things Accident Victims Need to Know . It is one informative guide that you will want to read.
Trial v. Settlement - Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Explains
When you or a family member is hurt by another person's negligence, you might be wondering if you will be going to trial. Not all cases go to trial, but how do you know if your lawsuit will or not?
In this informative video, Chicago personal injury lawyer Barry Doyle addresses this very question. Only about 3 to 5 percent of cases actually go to trial, as most lawsuits are settled outside of the courtroom. The important thing, though, is that you are always prepared to go to court.
At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C., we work on every case with the mindset that we will be more than ready to go to trial, if necessary. Our job is to make sure that clients understand their situations and can in turn make the decision about going to trial versus accepting a settlement. Our law firm wants you to know your choices and options. That last thing we want is for you to sit in the courtroom and think to yourself: "I didn't know this could happen."
To learn more, contact an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle by calling 312.263.1080. We also have a free book available on our website, How Much is My Case Worth? Things Accident Victims Need to Know . Be sure to order your copy today.
Don't Text & Drive - Chicago Injury Lawyer Explains Why
We have all heard that we shouldn't text and drive, but do you know the true dangers of this driver distraction?
Chicago injury lawyer Barry Doyle explains more in this informative video. Texting and driving is a true driver distraction that can lead to deadly car accidents. A lot of studies have shown that this type of distraction causes a similar impairment to that of drunk driving. While you might never get behind the wheel drunk, would you send a quick text message? If so, this video will make you think twice.
If a distracted driver has hurt you, someone who was texting while driving, you may be able to recover punitive damages. It is important that you speak with an experienced Chicago injury lawyer who will be able to explain your legal rights and the damages that may be available to you.
The Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. represents people who have been injured by negligence. To get answers to your questions, simply call our office at 312.263.1080. The consultation will provide you with the insight you need, and best of all, it' free. Be sure to order a free copy of our informative book, When You Are Injured - The Insider's Guide to Illinois Accident Law .
Chicago Truck Accident Cases Are Different
Trucking accidents are not like car crashes.
The rules of the road are the same, but there are regulations that the truck industry has to abide by. A Chicago truck accident lawyer needs to know these restrictions. Most trucking companies and insurers have"go" teams that arrive at the scenes of crashes. As Chicago truck accident lawyer Barry Doyle explains in this video, he has represented clients who have been photographed at the scene by this "go" team. The pictures were taken while the state trooper was busy writing a ticket to the trucker who caused the wreck. It is important that you hire a lawyer who knows how to properly research and investigate truck accident cases. The insurance company will be aggressively defending the claim. Trucking companies have to keep records for a certain time period, but they will be counting down until they can destroy the information related to the accident.
Therefore, make sure the attorney you hire knows how to document these cases.
For more information, contact the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. by calling 312.263.1080. The initial consultation is free. Order a free copy of our book, When You Are Injured - The Insider's Guide to Illinois Accident Law .
Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Talks about Falls
A slip and fall at a grocery store is completely different than a fall at a nursing home.
If you contact a Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer and he attempts to handle the case like a typical slip and fall, you need to be careful. As attorney Barry Doyle explains in this video, nursing home residents are given care plans. These care plans must address any fall risks that may exist. For many residents, the reason they are in the nursing home in the first place has to do with their propensity to falls.
These care plans actually have to be implemented and evaluated for their effectiveness. Too often, there is a breakdown with these care plans and the residents are the ones who suffer. Nursing homes are run as for-profit entities and there is a limited amount of revenue that they can collect. This means that to increase the bottom-line, they have to lower their expenses.
Staffing level is the first area that is generally cut. A staff shortage can result in nursing home neglect and, ultimately, falls.
For information about nursing home lawsuits, contact an experienced Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. by calling 312.263.1080. There is no charge for the initial legal consultation. Order a free copy of our book, Abuse and Neglect: A Family's Guide to Nursing Home Lawsuits in Illinois .
Bedsores in Chicago Nursing Homes - How Bad is It?
The term "bedsore" does not do this injury justice.
Bedsores, also known as pressure sores, are very painful and can be deadly. Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer Barry Doyle explains more in this informational video. There are three main factors that increase the risks of bedsores, which include immobility, incontinence, and poor nutritional status.
Federal regulations do exist regarding bedsores and state that residents should not develop this condition unless clinically unavoidable. Bedsores in Chicago nursing homes should be prevented, as each resident has a care plan that outlines how these injuries are to be avoided. If these care plans are not implemented and evaluated properly, problems can occur. When someone suffers from bedsores, it is not from a condition that happened overnight. It may be weeks or months before the condition is so critical that hospitalization is needed. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C., we know how to investigate the evidence and build strong cases on behalf of our clients and their families.
For more information, contact us by calling 312.263.1080. Bedsores in Chicago nursing homes are a big problem. To learn more about nursing home abuse and neglect, order a free copy of our book, Abuse and Neglect: A Family's Guide to Nursing Home Lawsuits in Illinois.