Chicago woman steals thousands of dollars from nursing home resident

Chicago woman steals thousands of dollars from nursing home resident

A Chicago woman working for a state contractor pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from an elderly resident of a long-term care facility. Mary Pfingston, 41, was convicted of five felonies including theft, three counts of public contractor misconduct and financial exploitation of the elderly. She faces probation or a prison sentence of up …

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Protecting your loved ones from abuse – Podcast

This month on Chicago Injury Alert, we talk about ways you protect your loved ones from nursing home abuse. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.briskmanandbriskman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/bbg-pod-nov-30-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Proposed Law Would Reduce Settlement Payment Delays

A bill has passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly that would reduce delays in lawsuit settlement payments. Senate Bill 1912 would mandate timely payments of settlements reached out of court. The legislation is important for all plaintiffs, but particularly so for victims of nursing home abuse. When an elderly or disabled person is …

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Family of MRSA-Infected Nursing Home Resident Files Suit

A 90-year-old nursing home resident is once again in the hospital for treatment of ongiong ear infections caused by an infestation of maggots allegedly acquired while living in a local nursing home. Catherine McCann, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, lived at Lutheran Home for the Aged in Arlington Heights for two years before having 57 …

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Feds Sue Chicago Doctor in Prescription Drug Kickback Case

Federal authorities have charged a Chicago doctor with taking kickbacks. Federal authorities filed suit against Dr. Michael J. Reinstein, a Chicago psychiatrist, on November 15, alleging that in exchange for kickbacks from drug companies, he prescribed a potentially dangerous psychotropic drug to thousands of Chicago-area nursing home patients with mental illnesses. In a statement, acting …

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