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COVID-19 at the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee

Some staff members and clients at the Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee have stepped forward with claims that they were not properly notified of the presence of coronavirus. The number of COVID-19 cases at the facility has now reached 12 and the center has continued taking precautionary measures to limit the amount of exposure, which [….]


Remote Legal Assistance

While Illinois is under the “shelter-in-place” order, our physical offices will be closed in order to comply with the guidelines. However, our staff will be working remotely to remain accessible to our clients. To ensure the well-being of our clients, staff, and community, we have been implementing some adjustments that strive to keep everyone as [….]


National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2020

Intended to encourage the public to learn more about healthcare safety, National Patient Safety Awareness Week is being held during the week of March 8-14, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). This week in March serves as a dedicated time and platform to raise awareness about patient safety, advances that have already been [….]


Long Emergency Room Wait Times Cause Issues

After having to wait hours in the emergency room at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, a 25-year-old teacher has died. However, she is not the only one who has experienced delays in receiving medical care at this facility. According to federal documents, Froedtert Hospital staff did not check the woman’s vital signs as often as they [….]


National Ladder Safety Month

Every year, over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents and thousands more are inflicted with disabling injuries from ladder mishaps either at home or in the workplace.  To help promote better innovation, product design, safety planning, and training, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March as National Ladder Safety Month. Without these changes and [….]


Jordan Butler, Live on Air

Spiros Law Associate Attorney, Jordan Butler, was recently interviewed by two local radio stations: WIVR River Country and WLVI The Valley. During these interviews, Jordan discussed the various road hazards drivers should be aware of during winter weather conditions. With the first real snowstorm of the winter last week, some drivers may have been caught [….]


Mold Infection Causes Death in Patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital

After developing a mold infection at a Seattle Children’s Hospital, a 5-month-old girl has died, making it the seventh patient who has died at the same facility from the infection since 2001. The child had been battling the Aspergillus mold infection for several months and according to her family, she was unable to beat it. [….]


Two Kankakee Nursing Homes Receive Fines

In relation to citations between the months of October and December 2019, two nursing homes in Kankakee County have each been fined $25,000. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) cited both Aperion Care Bradley, located at 650 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley, and Momence Meadows Nursing Home at 500 S. Walnut St., Momence.  Aperion Care [….]


Miranda Soucie Visits WVLI in Kankakee

Partner Miranda Soucie was recently featured on WLVI with Denny Case to discuss what to do if you are injured in a vehicle collision. With worsening and slick road conditions this winter season, drivers must remember to drive slowly and be extra cautious. When asked what the benefits are to hiring an attorney after suffering [….]


National Radon Action Month

Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer, claiming the lives of 21,000 American lives each year. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Surgeon General urge people to test their homes, schools, and buildings for radon, which is easy and relatively inexpensive. If high levels of radon are detected in your home, [….]