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May 2015 Archives

Chicago-area nursing home held responsible for woman's death

An Arlington Heights nursing home must pay $250,000 to the family of a deceased resident after a grisly discovery that the family's attorney says created a "geriatric cascade that led to her death." The Lutheran Home for the Aged was ordered to pay $200,000 for violating the Nursing Home Care Act and another $50,000 for wrongful death. The woman's husband and children, who live in and around Chicago, say that they are pleased with the outcome of the case.

Why are seat belts not required on school buses?

Drivers and passengers in cars are required to wear seat belts or in the case of children under a certain age or weight, to be in a child safety seat. However, children who ride in school buses have no such protection. Interestingly, the people who should be putting children's safety at the forefront of their concerns don't seem to favor the use of seat belts in school buses. Bus drivers have expressed strong opposition to them.

Even children's products can endanger little ones' safety

For most Chicagoans, having a baby makes them aware for the first time of potential dangers lurking in their home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a safety list designed for parents. However, it's also worthwhile for anyone, including family members and caregivers, who spends time with young children.

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