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Examining New Laws in Illinois in 2021

Published on Nov 30, 2020 at 7:47 am in News.

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As we get closer to January 1, 2021, it’s time to take a look at the law changes we’ll see in Illinois. While laws have the potential to be introduced and passed at various points throughout the year, we often see some of the most significant changes arrive with the New Year.

This coming year, we’ll see changes regarding an increase to the minimum wage, a potential statewide tax increase, changes to how employers have to report instances of sexual harassment and discrimination to the Illinois Department of Human rights, and the introduction of a college fund for children born and adopted in our state. Let’s start by taking a look at the minimum wage increase.

Law Changes Coming to Ohio in 2021

Published on Nov 24, 2020 at 8:33 am in News.

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With a new year often comes changes to the laws that impact our everyday lives. As we move through the end of 2020, it’s time to take a look at the law changes coming to Ohio in 2021. This year’s changes will have an impact on education, concealed carry permits, and clean energy.

2021 Missouri Law Changes

Published on Nov 17, 2020 at 8:17 am in News.

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As we get ready to wrap up another year, it’s time to take a look at what 2021 Missouri law changes our state will see. Staying abreast of the most recent updates is crucial, so you continually have a comprehensive understanding of your legal rights, as well as your legal obligations.

While it’s likely we’ll see more laws introduced as we make our way through 2021, there are certain areas where we know changes have already happened or will shortly happen. Specifically, we’ll discuss government reorganization, changes to employer hiring practices, changes to the juvenile offender age, and what our state is doing to repair its dilapidated bridges and roadways in the upcoming year.

Can Inaccurate Record Keeping Result in Medical Negligence?

Published on Nov 3, 2020 at 8:20 am in Medical Malpractice.

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Medical records contain vital information about your health and medical history, including a variety of documentation on clinical findings, diagnostic test results, preoperative care, operation notes, post-operative notes, and daily notes about progress and medications if you’re hospitalized. In the event a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional makes a mistake in your chart, you could suffer unexpected and preventable injuries.

Poor medical record keeping is not an infrequent occurrence. Whether communication errors, technological difficulties, or plain negligence is the cause, patients are being put at risk unnecessarily—and often unknowingly. While not every instance of inaccurate record keeping is grounds for a medical malpractice claim, there are situations that do apply and can result in legal action. Let’s take a look at medical record inaccuracies and how they can result in medical negligence.