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Issaquah Law Group - Injury Litigation Attorneys

TRUST: Personal injuries are personal. Which is why the attorneys at ILG treat every client and every case differently. Because they are different, and extremely personal. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built on trust. Trust that you will be heard. Trust that you will be protected. Trust that every effort will be made to see justice done in your case. The singular goal of every ILG attorney is to earn and preserve that trust.

EXPERIENCE: ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals and we bring this experience to bear on behalf of our clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, bus versus pedestrian accidents, defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice, slip/trip and fall accidents, and catastrophic losses due to fire.

LOCATION: We are located on the Eastside in Issaquah, convenient to Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Renton, Sammamish and North Bend. However, we provide legal services in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County and throughout the entire state of Washington.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

Illinois Works to Improve Nursing Home Regulations After Repeated Complaints

Good news in Illinois, as they're moving forward with regulations. Hopefully they don't leave gaps in their system during the overhaul, like what has happened here with Adult Family Homes.

Illinois Works to Improve Nursing Home Regulations After Repeated Complaints: "

State officials in Illinois are currently discussing regulations that would increase fines on facilities with repeated neglect complaints from residents at nursing homes. A panel consisting of state officials created by Governor Pat Quinn is considering legislation that would be instated in March and would increase the amount in fines a facility would receive if a facility’s employees interfere in an investigation of the facility. In addition, this legislation would limit the number of admissions a facility could allow until the facility fixes any known violations.

Quinn is also considering legislation that would create a new penalty for facilities that are found to have contributed to a resident’s death. This is all done in an attempt to develop safeguards for the elderly to prevent them from becoming victims of elder abuse or neglect.

Instating this type of legislation to hand out larger fines for penalties and limiting admissions to facilities with previous penalties could provide an incentive to facilities to maintain a good record. In addition, residents of these facilities would know that they are receiving the highest level of care possible at the same time. It would also prevent facilities from hiding potential neglect or abuse cases from authorities because they would receive a much larger fine for doing so. This legislation would benefit the elderly to a large extent because it could potentially reduce the number of cases that go unreported by facility owners or managers, in turn reducing the number of residents that suffer from serious injuries as a result of neglect or abuse.




(Via The Guardian Blog.)

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