Class Action Settlement Notice: O.B. v Norwood

Class action settlement notice for all parents living in Illinois who have a child receiving in-home shift nursing through the Illinois DSCC. The settlement states: In furtherance of their agreement to seek this Court’s approval of the Parties’ proposed Consent Decree, Plaintiffs, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated (Plaintiffs), and Defendant Theresa…

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Illinois Kids Deserve Care: Big Win for In-Home Nursing Services

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After years of settlement discussion, Legal Council settled the MA v. Bellock class-action lawsuit with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in January. The judge ruled in favor of more than 1,300 medically complex children who need in-home nursing. This legal battle for Illinois children started after HFS hired a third party…

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IL Governor Signs Stock Asthma Rescue Medication

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With help from Legal Council’s children and family advocates, the ‘Stock Asthma Rescue Medication’ bill (SB 3015) has been signed by Gov. Rauner and is now Public Act 100-0726. This victory will promote access to proper asthmatic care to children in need, allowing schools to voluntarily stock asthma rescue medication and for trained staff to administer it…

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