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Recognizing Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

 Posted on September 21, 2023 in Personal Injury

Untitled---2023-09-21T120813.850.jpgChoosing a nursing home for a loved one is a significant decision. Families want to make sure their loved one is provided with the best possible care and quality of life. However, once their elderly loved one is in the nursing home, it is important for their families to remain vigilant about the care they are receiving. Knowing what signs to watch for can help protect your loved one. If you do suspect they are being abused or neglected, call an Illinois nursing home abuse attorney right away.

Physical Signs of Abuse or Neglect

Physical signs are among the most visible signs of nursing home abuse or neglect. Families should watch for:

  • Unexplained injuries - Bruises, cuts, fractures, or bedsores that cannot be adequately explained or are recurring can mean abuse.

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How Do Crimes of Moral Turpitude Affect Immigration Status?

 Posted on September 20, 2023 in Immigration

Untitled---2023-09-20T103108.724.jpgThere are many issues that can have an impact on a person’s immigration status. One of the most serious issues is criminal charges that involve crimes of moral turpitude (CMT). These types of crimes are those that are associated with an individual’s moral character and can result in an immigrant’s deportation. If you have been charged with a CMT, it is important to contact an experienced DuPage County immigration lawyer immediately.

What Are Crimes of Moral Turpitude?

There are a number of offenses that can be defined as crimes of moral turpitude; however, the one factor that all of these crimes have in common is that they involve morally reprehensible behavior or conduct. These crimes usually involve fraud, theft, violence, or other acts that reveal a lack of moral character on the part of the accused offender.

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USCIS Contacting Migrants in Work Permit Push

 Posted on September 12, 2023 in Immigration

Untitled---2023-09-12T095622.812.jpgEarlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began sending text messages and emails to migrants who are eligible to apply for work authorization permits. The notifications are only for certain immigrants who meet the required stipulations. The following is a brief overview of the program. If you have received a message from USCIS or are unsure if you qualify, contact an Illinois immigration lawyer for legal help.

Work Authorization Notifications

According to announcements issued by the USCIS, electronic notifications were sent to those immigrants seeking asylum, as well as a parole authority program put in place by the Biden administration. Those notified include the approximately 200,000 migrants from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Venezuela who were allowed to fly into the U.S. and migrants who were allowed to enter the country along the southern border via a federal phone app program. That program has allowed approximately 180,000 migrants into the country. Both of these programs allow immigrants to live and work in the United States for two years.

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New Study Shows Young Athletes Have Signs of CTE

 Posted on September 08, 2023 in Personal Injury

Untitled---2023-09-08T141104.665.jpgThere has been much controversy over the past decade or so about the catastrophic effects that professional athletes suffer from brain injuries and repeated hits to their heads, particularly professional football and hockey players. After years of participating professionally in their chosen sports, many players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive and fatal disease of the brain. While CTE has been associated with professional athletes, a new study shows that the condition is developing in people at much younger ages than previously thought.

Any brain injury has the potential to cause devastating disabilities. An Illinois brain injury attorney knows that one or more brain injuries have the potential to cause significant health issues later, as this new study reveals.

What Is CTE?

CTE is a fatal condition that is caused by traumatic brain injuries. Multiple studies have shown that people who suffer a brain injury – including concussions – are two to four times more at risk for developing dementia as they get older. People who have suffered multiple head injuries have an even higher risk.

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What Is the Difference Between a Divorce and Legal Separation?

 Posted on September 06, 2023 in Family Law

Untitled---2023-09-06T093332.363.jpgAlmost every marriage goes through rocky periods that sometimes leave spouses questioning whether they want to stay in the marriage or not. Some couples decided to stay together and work to resolve the issues. Some couples decide the marriage cannot be repaired and decide to divorce. Then there are couples who are unsure if their marriage can be repaired or not. They know that, for now, they do not want to live with their spouse, but they also know they are not ready to legally dissolve the marriage and make that living situation permanent. For these couples, filing for a legal separation may be the best option. An Illinois divorce attorney can help you decide what choice may be the best for you.  

 

What Is a Legal Separation?

When a married couple decides not to live together, there are certain issues that need to be decided. These include:

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When Can Falling Cargo Lead to Truck Accident Injuries?

 Posted on August 30, 2023 in Personal Injury

Lombard, IL personal injury lawyerTruck accidents can be devastating. Due to their size and weight, 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks can inflict severe injuries in a collision. However, some truck accidents may also be related to the cargo a truck carries. When cargo falls from a truck onto the road or another vehicle, it can lead to dangerous accidents and serious injuries. People who have been injured by falling truck cargo can work with an attorney to pursue compensation from the parties who were responsible for an accident.

The Dangers of Falling Cargo

Falling cargo can create dangers on roads and highways. Large trucks carry heavy loads that are secured by straps, chains, or other restraints meant to keep items in place during transit. If these restraints fail, the cargo can shift or fall off a truck while it is in motion. There are rules that must be followed when securing cargo on commercial trucks, and failure to meet the proper standards can put drivers and passengers at risk of being injured in collisions.

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When Should Immigrants Consider Voluntary Departure from the U.S.?

 Posted on August 24, 2023 in Immigration

DuPage County immigration lawyerLeaving your home country and resettling in a new country can be a difficult process. You may struggle to adjust to life in the United States while working and supporting your family. To make matters worse, there are some situations where you may face deportation based on claims that you have violated immigration laws or remained in the United States illegally. As you look at your options for defending against deportation, you may want to consider whether voluntary departure would be the best choice for you. An immigration attorney can help you determine the best way to proceed.

What Is Voluntary Departure?

Voluntary departure may be an option if you are involved in removal proceedings. You may seek to leave the United States and return to your own country rather than being forced to leave by immigration officials. If your request for voluntary departure is granted, you will be able to leave the country on your own terms, although you will also be required to pay for your own travel expenses.

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7 Tips for Successful Co-Parenting After an Illinois Divorce

 Posted on August 18, 2023 in Family Law

shutterstock_1936673014-min_20230818-153803_1.jpgSharing parental duties with your ex-spouse after your divorce can be challenging, but even if the two of you do not get along, it is often best to put aside your differences and focus on working together to raise your children. When you and your ex-spouse are able to work together effectively as co-parents, you can create a stable and nurturing environment for your children to thrive in. Here are some valuable tips to help you navigate the journey of co-parenting after an Illinois divorce:

1. Prioritize Effective Communication

Good communication is crucial when it comes to co-parenting. If you struggle to be civil with your ex-spouse, you can work to keep conversations focused on your children's needs rather than discussing personal issues or past conflicts. Various communication methods, such as phone calls, email, or parenting apps, can be used to stay connected with each other regarding schedules, school events, medical information, and important decisions related to your kids.

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Why Is Drunk Driving So Dangerous?

 Posted on August 15, 2023 in Personal Injury

Bloomingdale Drunk Driving Accident AttorneysDrunk driving is a serious problem that continues to plague our roads. It poses a significant risk to everyone's safety. Despite the numerous campaigns informing people about the dangers of drunk driving and strict laws that impose harsh penalties for people who are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in Illinois.

The Effects of Alcohol Impairment

Alcohol can affect various critical skills that are necessary for safe driving. When consumed, alcohol affects a person's central nervous system, slowing down their brain function. This impairment results in:

  • Poor judgment: Alcohol reduces inhibitions and impairs decision-making abilities. Drunk drivers will be more likely to engage in reckless behavior while failing to consider the consequences of their actions.

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Judge Strikes Down Immigration Policy Regarding Asylum

 Posted on August 07, 2023 in Immigration

DuPage County Asylum AttorneysThe U.S. government’s immigration policies have changed significantly in recent months. The administration of President Joe Biden has put measures in place that are meant to reduce illegal immigration and ensure that people who are seeking to enter the United States can do so in a safe, orderly fashion. While these policies have seemed to have positive effects, reducing the number of people who have attempted to enter the U.S. without authorization, they have also come under fire by advocates for human rights. These advocates recently scored a victory when a federal judge blocked a key provision in the Biden administration’s asylum policy.

Changes to Policies Affecting Eligibility for Asylum

Under the Biden administration’s policy, immigrants are encouraged to apply for asylum by scheduling an appointment with immigration officials through a smartphone app, and they must do so before attempting to enter the United States. To help ensure that people use the proper channels when applying for asylum, the administration has stated that anyone who enters the United States without authorization would become ineligible for asylum.

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