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Michael Perillo’s Legal Guides

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  • Punitive Damages and the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

    In Vincent v. Alden Park Strathmore Inc., the estate of a deceased nursing home resident attempted to bring a claim for punitive damages under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act (NHCA). Punitive damages can be awarded in Illinois to a plaintiff in cases wherethe trier of factdet...

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  • Military Law: Courts-Martial are Public Trials

    In my experience, those unfamiliar with Court-Martial practice typically view military criminal trials with certain preconceived notions. Often, those preconceptions are based upon lack of familiarity with the system and are misplaced. One of many such instances of misperceptio...

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  • Illinois Nursing Home Related Internet Links

    These internet links are provided as a service to the public. Neither Michael J. Perillo, Jr. nor the law firm of Noonan, Perillo, Polenzani & Marks Ltd. are associated with any of these organizations. Neither Mr. Perillo nor his law firm assume responsibility for the content of any of these sites.

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  • Military Law: Article 15 vs. Court-Martial Proceedings

    Not all military criminal charges are ultimately adjudicated at Court-Martial. Minor offenses are most often disposed of under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. An Article 15 punishment typically involves an enlisted person, but may sometimes be applied to the c...

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  • Illinois Election Law: Residency Requirements for Judicial Candidates

    In some Illinois jurisdictions, judges are elected in subcircuits. Must a candidate in a judicial subcircuit election reside within the subcircuit? The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that candidates for election as a Corcuit Court judge in a subcircuit must reside in that...

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  • Military Law: The UCMJ Article 32 Hearing

    The Article 32 Hearing There are three types of Court-Martial proceedings. A General Court-Martial is typically the venue for adjudi...

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  • Ensuring Quality Nursing Home Care in Illinois

    How to Ensure that Quality Nursing Home Care is Being Received Quality care begins with the proper selection of a nursing facility for your loved one. Investigate potential facilities carefully. Use the resources of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) website a...

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Abuse in Illinois

    Q: I have no money and I can't afford a lawyer. How can I bring a claim? A: Many attorneys will take your case on a contingency basis. Our contingency fee representation agreements are in writing. You will be presented with the written fee agreement at the very commencement of ou...

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  • Illinois Nursing Home Negligence

    Many of us, my family included, are faced with decisions involving the placement of a parent or loved one in long-term residential care. Some of these providers and nursing facilities are better than others. Nursing home residents, their families and guardians should be aware...

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  • The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

    As parents and loved ones grow older, many are faced with decisions regarding long term, residential care. As with anything in life, some nursing facilities and providers are better than others. When care or lack of care leads to illness or injury, residents and their guardians s...

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