Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
Many Chicago families place their trust in nursing homes to care for their loved ones when they can no longer care for themselves. Unfortunately, some nursing home residents suffer at the hands of the caregivers they have been entrusted to. Our loved ones’ golden years should not be spent experiencing abuse and neglect in a nursing home. That is not acceptable.
Common Results of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect:
- Bedsores because of neglect
- Sexual or physical assault of residents
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Emotional abuse
- Failure to institute proper fall precautions
- Improper use of restraints
- Poor supervision
Our motivation and diligence for justice is inspired by the stories families tell us about their loved ones and the abuse and negligence they endured. Nursing homes should be caring for the needs of their residents and treating them with respect, but in far too many cases nursing home staff members neglect residents. That makes for a painful and unpleasant experience. Nursing home neglect can have very serious physical and emotional effects for residents. It can even lead to death. Our attorneys have experience handling negligence and abuse cases for many in the Chicago area and you can be rest assured we will fight to get you and your loved ones justice.
Facts About Nursing Home Negligence
We take a hard line against neglect and abuse in Chicago nursing homes. Our legal team will thoroughly review the nursing home’s treatment of your loved one. We will check if staff members were properly trained and followed procedures. We will review medical records and other documentation as well as consult with expert gerontologists. We will also talk to witnesses who can provide information about the neglect. If we find evidence of negligence or abuse, we will take legal action to get better treatment for your loved one and to recover damages. Visit our results and verdicts page to learn more.
How An Attorney Can Help
When we represent your loved one, we will find out what’s really happening. We have the experience and the resources you need to go up against nursing homes and insurance companies that deny there is a problem. If there is evidence of abuse or neglect, we will not rest until we find it. We’ll build a strong case in support of your loved one that can’t be denied by the nursing home or their insurance company.
Our legal team will conduct a thorough investigation:
- We’ll review medical records, staff member backgrounds and nursing home reports.
- We’ll interview witnesses, including staff members, residents and family members.
- We have a network of experts that we consult.
When we represent your loved one, we will fight to hold the nursing home accountable for what happened. We have the experience and the resources you need to go up against nursing homes and insurance companies that deny there is a problem.