About jmdenison

Patent and Trademark Attorney practicing in Chicago, Illinois accepting clients nationwide. We also do trademarks, general intellectual property and business litigation. See our website at www.DenisonLaw.com. Now suspended for 3 years by the Illinois Atty Regn and Disciplinary Commission for blogging about corruption and telling truths that the ARDC wants to cover up. Still a patent agent, tho.

From JD: We must clean up our nursing home mess!


It is now no secret–our nursing home situation is now and has been for a long time, a nationwide tragedy. It is now time to clean up the mess.

On Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:17:28 PM CST,jdit@aol.com<jdit@aol.com> wrote:

The new COVID-19 surge is hitting Illinois’ most vulnerable residents harder than ever, with a record 480 deaths recorded in the past week among people living in long-term care facilities.A Tribune analysis found the surge in deaths was particularly steep outside the greater Chicago area, underscoring the challenges of keeping the virus out of nursing homes and assisted living facilities when infections are spreading in the surrounding communities.Gov. J.B. Pritzker offered a deep sigh Friday when asked what more could be done to tamp down the surge in long-term care deaths.“This is frankly the same challenge that exists in all the other populations, and even more so, when…

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From ABC: Florida woman Jan Garwood 70 Escapes Guardianship with secret phon


Florida woman escapes guardianship using secret phone and Facebook to contact media

Senior tells story after release from dementia unithttps://assets.scrippsdigital.com/cms/videoIframe.html?&host=www.abcactionnews.com&title=Florida%20woman%20escapes%20guardianship%20using%20secret%20phone%20and%20Facebook%20to%20contact%20media&kw=adam%20walser%2Cflorida%20guardianship%20advocacy%2Cflorida%20guardianship%20advocate%2Cflorida%20guardianship%20death%20of%20ward%2Cflorida%20woman%20escapes%20guardianship%20%2Cflroida%20guardianship%20%2Cguardianship%20%2Ci%20team%2Ci%20team%20investigation%2Cprice%20of%20protection&autoplay=true&m3u8=https://content.uplynk.com/95199791f5ed49fa8e70038ccda01543.m3u8&mp4=https://x-default-stgec.uplynk.com/ausw/slices/951/45bf940c346f431c9be273b8942ab6eb/95199791f5ed49fa8e70038ccda01543/95199791f5ed49fa8e70038ccda01543_g.mp4&purl=/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/florida-woman-escapes-guardianship-using-secret-phone-and-facebook-to-contact-media&dtrack=1&story=1&mute=1&tags=The%20Price%20of%20Protection%2CLocal%20News%2CNews%2CNewsletter%20Showcase%2CHomepage%20Showcase%2CI-Team%20Investigates&cust_params=temp%3D%26weather%3D&s=wftsA Florida senior citizen speaks out after she was released from court-ordered guardianship and had her rights restored.


By:Adam WalserPosted at8:03 AM, Nov 16, 2020and last updated5:42 PM, Nov 16, 2020

LONGWOOD, Fla. — A Florida senior citizen speaks out after she was released from court-ordered guardianship and had her rights restored.

“It’s very scary to think that we’re in the United States, and this is happening to us,” said Jan Garwood, who was placed in professional guardianship in 2017 after she was involved in a car crash while grieving the death of her son.

Garwood, 70, was found to be incapacitated and stripped of her rights. That included her right to vote, choose her home and social environment, and control her money and property.

The Price of Protection…

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Lost teen child–please post and repost


This lovely young lady has been missing for a few days now. PLEASE pray for her worried mother and call, email or text if you have seen this girl.

She is in the middle

Please call, text or email me if you have any recent information on where she is. Please have her call her mother to let her know she is okay.

773.255.7608, joanne@justice4every1.com


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From HP: is Guardianship a new form of Human Trafficking?



ByDr. Terri Kennedy, ContributorPresident, Power Living Enterprises, Inc.09/13/2016 01:25pm EDT| Updated September 13, 2017This post was published on the now-closed HuffPost Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive,send us an email.

As the 71st session of theGeneral Assembly of the United Nationsbegins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions throughout the world, the United States needs to step up its commitment to safeguard human rights and promote the rule of law in its own backyard — specifically, escalating abuse in the U.S. Elder Guardianship system.

It’s legal, but is it right?

Imagine you’ve worked hard all of your life and suddenly you are deemed incapacitated and are stripped of your dignity and basic individual rights. You have been abducted from your home, isolated from…

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From PH: More corruption from Judge Jesse Outlaw’s courtroom


Just when you thought corruption in probate in Cook County could not get worse, along comes another case

  1. attorney creates “estate planning” for Grandma Marlynn. POAs for property and health care name long term care taker Pier Hopkins as grandma’s agent and named her to be guardian if one is to be appointed. The successor POA? the attorney’s wife
  2. Kidnap grandma and put her in Symphony Beverly, LLC nursing home on a ruse. Grandma needs rehab. Synphony Beverly, a for profit nursing home, promises rehab. No rehab is provided after one month and grandma wants to leave. she signed herself in, she should be able to sign herself out. Symphony Beverly comes up with excuse after excuse as to why grandma cannot leave. For many long months.
  3. In Feb of 2020, Symphony Beverly files a Petition for Guardianship. Judge Jesse Outlaw is assigned to the gship case. Illinois Probate law…

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From KD: Continuing Corruption in the Sallas case and why is Mike Madigan still a licensed attorney?


Court Corruption in Cook County is like mom and apple pie!
This is the County in which certain nursing homes actually advertised in writing that they would pay a bounty for every ‘patient’ that you brought into their facilities.   This is the county in which a doctor had the temerity to refer to the elderly as a “commodity”  The nursing home advertised that they would pay $2000.00 for grandma!
 I did not check and see what the future’s contract set the bid and ask price for grandma today.   Corruption is ingrained into our daily lives.   In Cook County elder lives are big money.   One of the Chicago nursing home operators went to Florida and got indicted and convicted for stealing 1.3 billon dollars from Medicare.  That was Philip Esformes.   He is small potatoes.   His colleagues are much more proficient and better connected – thus, they are NOT prosecuted.   In the

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From Ken Ditkowsky on Elder Abuse–Definitions


The human trafficking in the ELDERLY (Elder Cleansing) meets the definition that most States and the United States have for CRIMINAL ELDER ABUSE.    Why then is there no Criminal Prosecutions?

Elder Abuse generally falls in 7 categories, to wit:

·         Physical abuse is defined as any act of violence that causes pain, injury, impairment, or disease, including striking, pushing, force-feeding, and improper use of physical restraints or medication.

·         Psychological or emotional abuse is conduct that causes mental anguish. Examples include threats, verbal or nonverbal insults, isolation, and humiliation. Some legal definitions require identification of at least 10 episodes of this type of behavior within a single year to constitute abuse.

·         Financial abuse is misuse of an elderly person’s money or assets for personal gain. Acts such as stealing (e.g., money, social security checks, possessions) or coercion (e.g., changing a will, assuming power of attorney) constitute financial abuse.


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From FB: Abusive Guardianship cost elderly couple $376k for 6 months; children banned from seeing parents


abusive guardianships in Detroit continue.

$376k for the guardianship.

Caring Hearts charges $46k for being guardian for 6 months. Owned by Katherine Kirk–Kirk writes thousands of dollars in checks, uses her husband as a lawyer, Robert Kirk.

Put up fence to block relative/children from seeing step mom and dad and charged estate $13,000 for a simple fence.

Probate lawyer charges $67k in legal fees

Judge Katherine George did this.

Attorney General intervened, noted the self dealing, but how did this happen in the first place?  Where was the AG when Caring Heart took guardianship

Called the home a “house of horrors”.  Guardian was harsh, made the elderly couple take cold showers alleged by family.

Barbara suffered a stroke and passed away.

Reporter admits many families fighting abusive gships in Michigan.

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From FB: Nursing homes can’t handle sick people? Gov. C just figured that out


You know, I bet over and over Gov. C of NY has been told that nursing homes are horrible dangerous places that just kill people by neglect and often abuse.  Why do we have them?  I have no idea other than to allow the wealthy to soak up govt medicare/medicaid and state health care funds.

Notice how this NY Post article is careful to avoid even a mere whiff of mentioning the dangerous abusive care in most nursing homes.


Michael Goodwin


Cuomo’s nursing home reversal is too little, too late for those now dead: Goodwin

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From FB: Central Illinois nursing home besiged by CV-19


Nursing home reports 28 residents and five staff test positive for COVID-19

Nursing home reports 28 residents and five staff test positive for COVID-19


CLIFTON, Ill. (WCIA) — An Iroquois County nursing center confirmed Friday over two dozen residents and several staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

Molly Gaus, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Ascension Living — which owns the Merkle-Knipprath nursing center in Clifton — said in an emailed statement Friday they proactively conducted testing for the virus out of an abundance of caution, to ensure the safety of their staff and residents.

According to the Merkle-Knipprath representative, 28 nursing center residents and five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

“The health and safety of our residents and associates continues to be our first priority,” Gaus said. “Every action and measure we put in place reflects our commitment…

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