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Should You be Concerned About Nursing Home Abuse?

If your loved one is in a nursing home facility, an article from the Los Angeles Times details why it is appropriate to be concerned or alarmed. According to the article, there have been hundreds of nursing homes with a consistent record of low-quality care that has continued to be kept secret by government authorities. Senior [….]


Nursing Home Abuse – An Unacceptable Issue

Unfortunately, nursing home abuse has become a huge issue amongst facilities in the United States, particularly sexual abuse. In fact, in 2017, the federal government cited more than 1,000 nursing homes for failing to prevent cases of sexual abuse. Individuals recognize that this is an unacceptable issue, and now they want to see changes in [….]


Senior Associate Patricia Gifford Live on Air

Spiros Law Senior Associate, Patricia Gifford, was recently featured on both the River and Valley radio stations in Kankakee, where she answered questions about nursing home abuse and neglect. Patricia specializes in nursing home litigation and medical malpractice, but her primary focus is nursing home litigation. In the interview, she explains the different signs that [….]


Patricia Gifford discusses nursing home abuse with Fox News

A member of the , team, Patricia Gifford, recently spoke with Fox News reporters in Illinois about family rights and new litigation regarding rights for patients in elder care facilities. The interview comes in light of recent news regarding the case of Channing Butler, who is accused of conspiring to record sexual assaults on patients at [….]


Illinois to Allow Camera Monitoring in Nursing Homes

Illinois’ governor recently signed a new law that will allow for the installation of monitoring devices in nursing homes. This law comes at time in which families of nursing home residents have grown increasingly concerned about the activities that occur in long-term care facilities amid reports of nursing home abuse and neglect. The law is [….]


IL Attorney General proposes law allowing cameras in nursing homes

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan recently proposed a law that would allow for individuals to place video cameras or similar recording devices into the rooms of their relatives who are in nursing home facilities. Their relatives, and anyone else living in the room, would have to consent to being recorded, but Madigan hopes that the presence of such [….]