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




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