Section Newsletter Articles on Neglect

Use caution when filing death case following nursing home neglect By Eric J. Parker Elder Law, February 2007 Nursing home neglect litigation is an often poorly understood area of practice.
Case law in child abuse and neglect and custody matters By Catherine M. Ryan Child Law, December 2006 During 2006, the Appellate Courts addressed the proper standards for a father in a neglect case, a grandparent in a custody case and a teacher appealing an indicated finding of abuse.
The Illinois Supreme Court has applied the Parent Child Immunity Doctrine to foster parents and private corporate child care facilities reaching opposite conclusions By Jerrold R. Beger Tort Law, June 2006 In two recent decisions the Illinois Supreme Court has applied the parent child immunity doctrine with opposing outcomes as to foster parents and private child care facilities.
Illinois Supreme Court issues two decisions in family law area By Susan M. Brazas Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, November 2004 The Illinois Supreme Court has recently issued two opinions significant to attorneys practicing in the areas of child custody and child neglect.
GAO reports to Congress: Patient neglect worse than reported by CMS By Marjan Peter Staniec Elder Law, September 2003 The Government Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, recently reported (July 2003) its findings of quality-of-care conditions in nursing homes, that during the period of July 11, 2000 to January 31, 2002, about 3,500 nursing homes were cited for serious patient care violations--ones in which patients are actually harmed or placed in immediate jeopardy of serious injury or death.