Monthly Archives: November 2014

Protecting your loved ones from abuse – Podcast

This month on Chicago Injury Alert, we talk about ways you protect your loved ones from nursing home abuse.

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Flying truck miraculously avoids striking drivers traveling under overpass

The last thing drivers on a freeway expect to see is a flying truck – one that comes out of nowhere and launches itself over a retaining guardrail. This case was one that could have turned into an even more

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Will a Divorce Impact My Ability to Collect Social Security Benefits on the Work Record of My Ex-Spouse?

It depends.  The simple litmus test is the 10-year rule: if the marriage lasted for more than 10 years, then yes, a lower-earning spouse can collect benefits based on the higher-earning spouse’s record. If the marriage did not last 10

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Aid and Attendance benefit can help veterans who need long-term care

Veterans who need long-term care services like in-home care or residence in a nursing home can receive financial assistance through the Veterans Administration (VA) pension benefit Aid and Attendance. This often-overlooked benefit provides money to veterans who need help with

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Planning for family — to protect family assets — during the holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, the thoughts of many turn to family. It is a season of picking out gifts and planning celebrations for loved ones. This time of year can also be a reminder to consider long-term planning for

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How Can I Know that My Divorce Mediator Will Be Neutral and Unbiased?

Qualified divorce mediators are trained to be neutral, but anyone concerned about this issue should interview the mediator before beginning the process. There are two main neutrality concerns that can be explored. The first concern is that a mediator will

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Litigation Funding Corporation To The Rescue When Plaintiffs Face Financial Crisis

In the aftermath of a serious or fatal auto accident, family members may be too physically and emotionally devastated to think about the possible legal ramifications. But, it is important that they family consults an experienced auto accident attorney to

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November is National Home Care and Hospice Month

Millions of people across the country, from family caregivers to nurses to home health aides, dedicate their time and compassion to helping aging, ill and disabled individuals receive health care and support while they remain at home. November is Home

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Stunning Breakthrough Offers Hope for Paralyzed Spinal Cord Injury Patients

An electrical stimulation implant has helped four paralyzed men regain the ability to move their legs.  The device, called an epidural spine stimulator, was implanted in the men as part of a study undertaken by the University of California, Los

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Parental communication helps pave the way for a reasonable visitation schedule

When couples with irreconcilable differences end their marriage through a divorce, the bonds between the spouses are effectively severed. Each party can proceed with his or her life separately. However, if a soon-to-be-splitting couple has children, some level of communication

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