Memorial Day weekend car accidents

Memorial Day weekend car accidents There is a massive number of Chicagoland vacationers ready to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend. News and traffic reports suggest there really is no better or worse time to travel because the roads are going to be busy. While nobody wants to think about being involved in a […]

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Elder Abuse & Neglect

  Elder Abuse and Neglect Making assisted care and living decisions for loved ones is never easy. There are more options today than ever before. You have the option of a traditional nursing home and home healthcare facilities, and both have certain features and benefits. In selecting a nursing home be aware that while many […]

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Common injuries and lawsuits seeking compensation for damages

When we are injured at the fault of another we have a right to seek compensation for our damages. Common injuries can include trips and falls at places of business, medical error and malpractice, and injuries from car accidents and public transportation mishaps. When people are injured and contact Michael V. Favia & Associates, we […]

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How do you know if you have an opioid problem?

Anyone can develop an addiction to painkillers. Doctors, nurses and all healthcare professionals are tasked with monitoring patients to whom opioids are prescribed. We hear news stories about pill mills, billing fraud and monitoring programs to keep patients safe and prevent drug diversion and downstream black market sales. Meanwhile, who is monitoring the healthcare professionals […]

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Dedicated Medicare Compliance Practice: The QPWB Advantage, Michael V. Favia, Of Counsel

Michael V. Favia and Michael V. Favia & Associates, P.C., are Of Counsel to Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (QPWB), the full-service business law firm with offices located in several U.S. states and overseas.[i] QPWB maintains a Dedicated Medicare Compliance Group and works with insurance carriers in connection with direct and indirect claims involving […]

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Home health, the Illinois Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, reporting laws

One of the most difficult decisions we can face as adults is what to do when our parents can no longer take care of themselves and need professional healthcare and daily living assistance. In recent years, home healthcare is an option many pursue so mom or dad can stay home in the safety and comfort […]

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PODCAST: Workers Compensation: Independent medical examinations with Anna Lozoya

The licensing consultants interviewed in this monthly program, previously worked for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, and will represent and/or defend licensed professionals in cases involving the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Public Aid and Illinois Department of Public Health. Topics covered in this 30-minute interview – Click/tap here to listen […]

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Injured at work? Illinois workers’ compensation law and benefits

A recent news article highlighted a legal opinion concerning the availability of death benefits under workers compensation laws for the spouse of an employee who dies after suffering a heart attack after engaging in physical labor at work.[i] With several factors contributing to heart conditions, courts must apply the facts to the law and determine […]

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Sports physicians adopt new concussion protocols to avoid medical malpractice liability

Traumatic brain injuries are increasingly known to lead to significant long-term damages to athletes. The NFL concussion lawsuits highlighted the need for research, awareness and new protocols to reduce and prevent the incidence of brain trauma. The medical community, in connection with the legal and media communities, is developing new protocols and medical standards for […]

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On-duty emergency physicians are liable for damages despite the Good Samaritan Act

In Illinois, the Good Samaritan Act protects individuals giving instructions for aid, or rendering aid to others in emergencies, from civil liability for damages resulting in the process. Simply stated, a bystander or passerby who sees someone with an injury or emergency condition does not have a legal duty to stop and give general or […]

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