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Nursing Homes Sue Biden Administration Over Staffing Mandate

By Patel Law, PC |

The rise in for-profit nursing homes has caused numerous serious problems across the United States. Quality of care issues, nursing home abuse and neglect, and sexual or financial exploitation remain a major problem at for-profit centers. One of the key concerns cited by personal injury attorneys who file lawsuits against nursing homes involves staffing…. Read More »

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Dog Bite Lawsuit Settles for $1.5 Million

By Patel Law, PC |

A recent Illinois dog bite lawsuit settled for $1.5 million after the defendant agreed to pay the plaintiff for her injuries. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was walking her female Labrador retriever at about 6:30 a.m. when three unleashed dogs approached her. According to the plaintiff, the dogs had escaped from a nearby… Read More »

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Woman Suffers Burn Injuries After NuWave Nutri-Pot Explosion

By Patel Law, PC |

A Maryland woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of NuWave Nutri-Pot Pressure Cooker in Illinois. The plaintiff claims that she suffered “serious and substantial burn injuries” in December 2021 when she opened the lid on her pressure cooker. According to the lawsuit, the woman was seriously burned by the NuWave… Read More »

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Nursing Home Sued After Man Is Killed by Fellow Resident

By Patel Law, PC |

Salem Village nursing home is being sued by the family of a former resident who was beaten to death by another resident in the same facility. The lawsuit was filed a few days after the nursing home announced that it was shutting its doors and closing down for good. According to the lawsuit, the… Read More »

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Plaintiff Secures $5.5M in Wrongful Death Suit Against Nursing Home

By Patel Law, PC |

The family of an 80-year-old woman filed a personal injury wrongful death lawsuit against an Illinois nursing home after their loved one suffocated during a power outage. According to the lawsuit, the victim entered the defendant’s facility in June 2016 to receive specialized care for her medical conditions. She had a life expectancy of… Read More »

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City of Champaign Sued After Death of Tow Truck Driver

By Patel Law, PC |

A 20-year-old tow truck driver was killed in March 2022 after being struck by another driver while cleaning up debris from a different accident. The other driver was a 16-year-old who ended up being convicted of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. The 16-year-old paid a fine and had his license revoked… Read More »

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Appellate Court Rules Plaintiff Not Bound by Arbitration Agreement in Nursing Home Wrongful Death

By Patel Law, PC |

An Illinois appellate court recently overturned a decision handed down by a lower court that compelled an Illinois plaintiff into arbitration with a nursing home. According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff’s mother was admitted to the defendant’s nursing facility in September 2019. As her mother’s power of attorney, the plaintiff signed documents that included… Read More »

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Illinois Woman Awarded $1.5M in Dog Bite Lawsuit

By Patel Law, PC |

An Illinois dog owner agreed to settle a dog bite lawsuit for $1.5 million after the dog escaped his yard and attacked a woman who was walking her own dog. According to the lawsuit, the victim was walking her female Labrador Retriever at 6:30 a.m. when three unleashed dogs escaped their yard through an… Read More »

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Allstate Attempts to Deny Claim Related to Vicious Dog Attack Resulting in Death

By Patel Law, PC |

The insurance company, Allstate, has filed a lawsuit against two dog owners whose dog killed an elderly man last year. The widow of the 81-year-old victim filed a lawsuit against the dog owners after her husband was killed in February of 2023. The dog owners asked Allstate to indemnify them from the claim. Allstate… Read More »

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Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee Pays $3M to Settle Claim Related to a Coffee Burn Lawsuit

By Patel Law, PC |

A Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee is paying a plaintiff $3 million to settle a claim related to a hot coffee burn injury. Such lawsuits are common for coffee shops and one of the most famous personal injury lawsuits in American history involved an elderly woman who was burned by McDonald’s coffee. In this case, the… Read More »

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