Thursday, February 28, 2013

Horwitz Announces New Partner

(Chicago, IL) Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates proudly announces its newest partner, Jeffrey L. Schlapp, effective February 25th, 2013. Jeff has been with Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates since 2007 and devotes his entire legal practice to cases that involve nursing home neglect, abuse and negligence. He has litigated cases involving a variety of nursing home care issues including: bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration, sexual abuse, physical abuse, improper medication, failure to provide proper and adequate care, hip fractures, unexplained bruises and neglect.

Employed for 14 years in the nursing home administrative industry, Schlapp was the vice president of a mid-sized corporately owned chain in Illinois. He knows firsthand about the inner workings of nursing home operations and about the corporate ownership “shell games” they often play. To successfully prosecute a nursing home abuse or neglect case, a lawyer also must understand the all-too-common deceitful accounting practices that many members of the industry employ.

Before Schlapp became a nursing home chain vice president, he was a consultant, a case manager and a social worker in the nursing home industry. That background helped Schlapp grasp the problems that families face and the empathy they need and deserve as they pursue legal remedies for nursing home neglect and abuse.

Schlapp made a decision to attend law school once he realized it was the only avenue that allowed him to enforce state and federal nursing home regulations. He had become frustrated in his position in the nursing home industry after his passionate attempts to create affordable, high-quality health care for the elderly ran into roadblocks from those who owned nursing homes. With a dearth of regulatory oversight, Schlapp realized he could best force nursing home facilities and their legitimate owners to change by suing them for neglect and abuse. Only then could he ensure that basic economics would guarantee that elderly persons would receive the quality of care they so deserve.

Clifford Horwitz, co-owner and partner states, “Jeff’s experience working in the nursing home industry has given him the unique ability to see cases from all sides. He uses that ability to fight for his clients in a way that no one else can. And his results speak for themselves. Jeff has an ability to connect with clients in a way that lets them know he truly cares about their case and them as a person. We are proud to have him on the Horwitz team.”

Since 1924, Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates has protected people’s rights and is known for its record breaking results in workers compensation, personal injury and nursing home neglect and abuse. Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates is dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and their families. For more information please call 800-594-7433 or visit our website HorwitzLaw.com




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Testimonial Tuesday

Testimonial - Tom Cellini




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Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Presidents' Day

Happy Presidents' Day! I don't know about you, but we are working like dogs today! :) Enjoy your day!

Friday, February 15, 2013

FAQ Friday! Reporting Your Injury III

What should the injury notice include?


Notice of injury should include the date and place of the accident, if known. To avoid delays, we also recommend that you include:
  • Your full name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • A brief description of the injury, accident or disease. 

For more information or if you have questions about your injury, please contact us today or call 800-594-7433


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Consumer Law


The Consumer Law attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates understand that while “buyer beware” may indeed be a good policy, consumers, borrowers and business people must be protected against fraud, unfair methods of competition, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.
Supported by some of the state’s most recognized attorneys for their work on behalf of consumers, our teams conduct preliminary investigations, and through discovery and the litigation process, defend or prosecute actions based on the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, breach of warranty or contract, and the transaction statutes of the State of Illinois.
Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates also works closely with ConsumerAffairs.com, a leading consumer advocacy website providing important information and warnings to the consumer public about specific products, practices and companies of concern.

 

Contact us today online or call 800-594-7433

Friday, February 8, 2013

FAQ Friday!! Reporting Your Injury:

Whom Should I Notify? Should The Notice Be in Writing?


Answer:


You should notify a person in a position of authority, such as a supervisor, foreman, safety director, dispatcher, personnel director, owner, corporate officer, company nurse, plan physician, or other member of management.

Oral notice is allowed, but it is to your advantage to fill out a written accident report. Otherwise, it is possible that your employer may later deny that you gave oral notice of your injury.

NOTE: It is very important that you request a copy of your written notice at the time of completion and submission. You should keep a file of ALL communication regarding your work-related injury or disease, including the names and dates of any insurance company nurse who contacts you.

For questions or if you need a free consultation, please contact us today or call 800-594-7433.



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Donate to Injured or Disabled Workers

Go to our Facebook Page and For every "like" we get on this post (up to $1000) we will donate $1 to the National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers.