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The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care recently announced the results of its 2010 election at the 35th Annual Meeting and Conference. The new leadership elected to the Leadership Council included Chicago injury attorney Steven Levin of Levin & Perconti. The Leadership Council is responsible primarily for providing input on long-term care issues related to the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care organization’s policy and programmatic agendas. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, originally founded as the National Citizens’ Coalition for Nursing Home Reform in 1975 by Elma Holder. The long-term care rights organization represents the consumer voice at the national level for quality long-term care, services, and supports. They work to advocate for public policies that support quality care and quality of life responsive to consumers’ needs in all long-term care settings. They also empower and educate consumers and families with the knowledge and tools they need to advocate for themselves. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care also trains and supports individuals and groups that empower and advocate for consumers of long-term care. Additionally, they promote the critical role of direct-care workers and best practices in quality-care delivery.
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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce and its investigations subcommittee have summoned the chief executives of WellPoint Inc., UnitedHealth Group, Humana Inc. and Aetna to testify about medical claims denied for individuals with preexisting conditions as well as recent rate hikes.

The lawmakers have written letters to the CEOS of the four largest insurance companies, asking these companies to provide information about claim denials for policyholders with preexisting conditions and refusing coverage for potential customers with medical conditions. Congress also wants the insurers to list their average premiums and average increases, information about the companies’ maternity care coverage in the individual market, and information to justify rate increases.

The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Levin and Perconti are members of the American Association for Justice and will remain on top of these issues. Our Illinois personal injury attorneys constantly work to protect not only their clients’ rights to healthcare, but the right of all America’s patients to healthcare.

Chicago personal injury attorneys Levin & Perconti will be hosting an American Constitution Society discussion tomorrow. The discussion is entitled: The Real Iran, Its People, Its Culture and Its Politics: Dispelling Myths and Perceptions featuring discussion leader Marc Whitehead. Mr. Whitehead practices international consulting, specializing in cross-border issue management and legal representation. He also serves on the Board of Earth Justice, the largest pro bono environmental litigation firm in the world. Mr. Whitehead recently returned from Iran.

Registration is now closed, but to access the PBS documentary on Iran.

The Chicago personal injury law firm of Levin & Perconti is a bronze sponsor of the River North Association’s Business After Hours event on June 10. The networking event will take place from 5:30-7:00 at Carlisle Wide Plank Floors at 445 N. Wells in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. River North Association members and non-members may register for the event by emailing Dana Hallahan at or by phone at 312-645-1047. The event is a great opportunity to network and complimentary food and beverages will be offered. To learn more about this networking event, follow the link.

Tomorrow is the ACS members only event featuring remarks by the Honorable Abner Mikva, Professor Geoffrey Stone, and ACS Acting Executive Director David Lyle. The event will also feature the Chicago Chapter Board of Advisors. Steven M. Levin, of Levin & Perconti, was recently honored by being named to the ACS Chicago Chapter Board of Advisors.

To RSVP for the ACS Members Only Event.

Steven Levin of Levin & Perconti was recently honored by being named to the American Constitution Society Chicago Chapter Board of Advisors. The new ACS Board of Advisors will be presented at a members-only ACS event on April 17, 2009. The event features remarks by the Honorable Abner Mikva, Professor Geoffrey Stone, and ACS Acting Executive Director David Lyle.

To RSVP for the April 17, 2009 ACS Members Only Event.

Margaret P. Battersby, an Associate Attorney at Chicago personal injury firm Levin & Perconti, made introductory remarks recently at an American Constitution Society event on first amendment issues. Ms. Battersby introduced Professor Steven J. Heyman, a scholar on individual liberties, who then discussed his book Free Speech and Human Dignity.

To read more about Ms. Battersby’s remarks.

Levin & Perconti will sponsor the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy’s Chicago Lawyer Chapter this coming year. ACS is a national organization of lawyers, judges, law professors, law students, and policymakers that seek to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, and equality and justice continue to hold their central place in American law.

Levin and Perconti has been honored in Chicago Magazine’s 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers Edition. Both John Perconti and Steve Levin were named Super Lawyers as Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Lawyers. The pair have been honored for the last four years as two of Chicago’s best Injury Lawyers.

A $6 million settlement was announced today by John J. Perconti and Patricia M. Gifford of Chicago personal injury firm Levin & Perconti for the deaths of six children and for the injuries of two children on September 3, 2006 in a Rogers Park apartment fire. The settlement was approved by Judge Elizabeth Budzinski today in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Ramirez and Ramos families. Augusta & Amado Ramirez lost five children in the fire, Kevin, Idaly, Sucette, Erik and Vanessa Ramirez and two other children, William and Natali Ramirez suffered severe burn injuries. A settlement was also reached on behalf of the Ramos family for the death of their daughter, Scarlet Ramos.

On September 3, 2006, a fire broke out at 7706 North Marshfield in Rogers Park claiming the lives of six innocent children and severely injuring two others. Five of the Ramirez children and the Ramos’ only daughter perished in this fire.

A personal injury lawsuit and a wrongful death lawsuit were filed on September 21, 2006 on behalf of the Ramirez and Ramos families against Marshway Limited Partnership, Marshway, L.L.C., and CIG Management L.L.C.
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