Medication Errors in Nursing Homes

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 10:47 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

Medication Errors in Nursing Homes
A medication error happens when a drug is improperly administered, or a doctor’s or manufacturer’s instructions are not followed. Medication errors in nursing homes happen far too often.

Key Takeaways:

  • Medication errors in nursing homes can seriously harm or cause the death of residents.
  • A medication error can be a wide range of negligent or deliberate actions. Many errors come from miscommunication, failure to follow instructions, or simple carelessness.
  • Studies have found that most medication errors in nursing homes are preventable.
  • A person who suffers a preventable drug error has legal rights. A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you explore options.

How To Handle Drivers With Road Rage

Published on Sep 1, 2023 at 10:24 pm in Car Accidents.

How To Handle Drivers With Road Rage
If most motorists unfamiliar with Marion were asked if they thought that there was road rage in our area, they’d likely say no. However, it’s not an issue just in the big cities but in smaller cities like ours in southern Illinois as well. Why do drivers engage in this aggressive driving behavior and want to know how to handle drivers with road rage? We’ll discuss this (and more) below.

What Exactly Is Road Rage?

Road rage is the aggressive operation of any vehicle in a way that could damage property or harm the safety of individuals, whether one is speaking about other drivers, bike riders, motorcyclists, or pedestrians. This practice is illegal per the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS), and more specifically, 625 ILCS 5/11-503.5 new.

What Should I Know About Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Illinois?

Published on Aug 21, 2023 at 9:58 pm in Medical Malpractice.

What Should I Know About Filing a Birth Injury Lawsuit in Illinois
Preparing for the birth of your child is supposed to be an exciting time for every parent. You’ve spent months researching car seats, stocking up on diapers, and organizing baby clothes. But something went wrong, and now your child has been irreversibly harmed.

If a doctor’s negligence hurt your child and you’re wondering, “What should I know about filing a birth injury lawsuit in Illinois?”, know that you’re not alone. Prince Law Firm is a proud legal advocate and ally for families in Marion, Williamson County, Johnson County, and beyond.

Mark Prince Selected for Membership Into Melvin M. Belli Society

Published on Jul 14, 2023 at 10:49 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm is pleased to announce that founding partner Mark Prince has been selected for membership into the prestigious Melvin M. Belli Society.

The Melvin M. Belli Society is a small organization comprising the best and most outstanding plaintiff’s lawyers in the United States. Melvin “Mel” Belli was one of the first true pioneers in injury law. His work was instrumental in setting the standards for representing people who have been hurt by the negligence of others, particularly by big corporations. Throughout his years of legal work and advocacy, Mr. Belli earned the nickname “The King of Torts.”

“Considering who Melvin Belli was, I am humbled and honored to be invited to join this great organization,” is what Mark Prince had to say on this recent honor.

Mark Prince Reappointed to Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board

Published on May 18, 2023 at 4:22 pm in Firm News.

We are excited to announce that Governor Pritzker has reappointed our founding partner, Mark Prince, to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. This will be Mark’s third term serving on this important board, with one term under Governor Quinn and two under Governor Pritzker. In each term, Mark has served as a voice for labor and injured workers.

The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board (WCAB) assists the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) in formulating policies, solving problems, setting expenditure priorities, and establishing administrative goals. Prior to making appointments to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Governor requests the WCAB to make recommendations about which candidates that should be appointed to serve as an arbitrator. The arbitrator is the administrative law judge that decides the level of compensation that a worker hurt on the job receives.

Prince Law Firm Secures Settlement for Nursing Home Neglect Client

Published on Nov 17, 2022 at 11:07 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm Secures Settlement for Nursing Home Neglect Client
Entrusting the care of our loved ones to nursing home facilities is never an easy choice. However, we know that Illinois families do their best to place their aging parents and grandparents in facilities where they will be loved and cared for. Unfortunately, we also know that many nursing homes and assisted living facilities like to put on a good show, only to allow abusive and neglectful practices to continue behind closed doors.

Prince Law Firm fights for those who have been wrongfully harmed by acts of nursing home neglect. Representing victims of nursing home neglect and abuse is a solemn responsibility we take seriously, treating every client with the dignity and compassion they deserve. In keeping with this mission, we strive to provide unrivalled legal guidance to nursing home neglect victims in Marion, IL.

Can I Lose My VA Benefits if I File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit?

Published on Aug 29, 2022 at 8:41 pm in Water Contamination.

Will I Lose My VA Disability Benefits if I File a Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is located on the Atlantic coast of North Carolina. For a period of more than 30 years, the drinking water at the base was contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) known to cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health conditions.

The recent passage of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act created a legal avenue to file a lawsuit against the U.S. government for anyone who was affected by exposure to the base’s contaminated water. At Prince Law Firm, we understand that many of the veterans we meet with are concerned about what this type of lawsuit might mean for their future.

Mark Prince Selected as Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyer for Downstate Illinois

Published on May 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm in Firm News.

Prince Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Mark D. Prince was recently named as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Lawyers for downstate Illinois. Leading Lawyers recognizes attorneys whose excellence and expertise in their fields have made them stand out among their peers. Mark was ranked sixth among all personal injury plaintiff lawyers in his region.

Leading Lawyers has a unique and rigorous selection process. To become a Leading Lawyer, one must be recommended by their fellow lawyers in their respective field of law. Lawyers are asked to whom they would recommend a friend or family member if they themselves could not be of help with a legal issue. Leading Lawyers does not allow participants to recommend anyone at their law firm. This ensures that the selection process focuses not only on case outcomes, but on the experience, reputation, and quality of service that a lawyer demonstrates. During the selection process, lawyers often end up recommending their direct competitors.

What Causes a Truck Tire Blowout?

Published on Apr 19, 2022 at 5:59 pm in Truck Accidents.

Tire on road

A truck tire blowout is a dangerous event with the possibility for severe injuries or even loss of life. Any sudden loss of pressure combined with an outward rupture or explosion of a tractor-trailer’s tire is likely to cause an accident when other vehicles are around.

Understanding the causes of a truck tire blowout is key to preventing related truck accidents. Both trucking company employers and truck drivers themselves should be familiar with the risk factors for truck tire blowouts, as well as what actions to take to correct any dangers and protect others from harm. Unfortunately, at Prince Law Firm we have dealt with far too many truck accidents caused by tire blowouts. Here are some of the most common causes of truck tire blowout our Marion truck accident attorneys see.

What Are the Busiest Interstates for Trucks?

Published on Apr 13, 2022 at 6:08 pm in Truck Accidents.

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Illinois is considered a major transportation hub due in no small part to its centralized location and access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway. The Mississippi River that defines part of Illinois’ border with other states also provides access to the Gulf of Mexico. Whether dealing with imported or exported goods, there is a fair chance that a product will travel through Illinois at some point.



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