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Four Chicago Hospitals to Form New Community-Based Healthcare System

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 3:09 pm in News.

In an attempt to combine into one new state-of-the-art hospital with up to six community health centers, four South Side hospitals in Chicago will be closing. Advocate Trinity Hospital in Calumet Heights, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Bronzeville, South Shore Hospital in South Chicago, and St. Bernard Hospital in Englewood created this plan because they fell into financial hardship and see this as a way to make much-needed improvements to the healthcare in the area.

The plan is projected to cost $1.1 billion, but locations and timelines have not been finalized yet. Although that budget is high, Advocate Trinity Hospital claimed they plan to cut costs by $1.1 billion and double its revenue by 2025, which will replenish the cost of this project. According to hospital leaders, in the meantime the funding for the project will come from the founding hospitals, their parent organizations, donations, and the state.

Victims of Boy Scout-Related Abuse Come Forward Before Bankruptcy Bid

Published on Feb 19, 2020 at 2:19 pm in Sexual Crimes.

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Currently, more than 3,000 men are suing the Boy Scouts of America for allowing pedophiles inside the organization to prey on boys. It’s important for any other victims to take legal action as quickly as possible, as the organization has now filed for bankruptcy.

With news of the bankruptcy bid, it’s important for victims of Boy Scout-related abuse to come forward before the Chapter 11 process is finalized. Failing to do so could risk not fully holding the negligent party accountable for the incidents of abuse that wrongfully occurred.

Can I Get a DUI If My BAC Is Under .08?

Published on Feb 6, 2020 at 12:20 pm in Auto Accident.

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Many people decide to go out on weekends, whether it’s for dinner and drinks or just going to a bar. They may think they’re feeling okay after a drink or two, but then when they’re behind the wheel find that they shouldn’t be driving. It’s common for people to try to just get home, but any kind of buzzed driving is dangerous driving. If a cop sees you driving in a way that’s endangering others, they can pull you over. A breathalyzer test may be administered. If the breathalyzer says you’re below .08, you may think you’re safe from getting a DUI charge, but this isn’t the case. There are other factors in play that you should know about.

What You Need to Know About the Safe Sport Act

Published on Jan 30, 2020 at 3:03 pm in Title IX.

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While abuse of minors reporting laws have already been in place for some time now, new legislation expands those laws to prevent child abuse from going unreported in youth sports. These laws also prevent the abuse from continuing when it is suspected or discovered.

Our children need to be kept safe, especially when we are trusting other adults with their care. Thankfully, the Safe Sport Act takes steps to ensure the safety of our children in youth sports. Let’s take a look at what specific aspects this act covers.

$5M Awarded After Nursing Home Death in Paducah

Published on Jan 23, 2020 at 3:36 pm in Nursing Home Abuse.

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On January 10, 2020, $5,000,000 in pain and suffering and punitive damages was awarded for the death of Regina Tallent in a Paducah, Kentucky nursing home. The allegedly negligent nursing home failed to monitor and institute an appropriate diet for Tallent, whose death was a result of choking. Tad Thomas, of Thomas Law Offices, represented Ms. Tallent and her family.