Chicago Nursing Home Physical Abuse Lawyer
Many nursing home residents have limited capacity to communicate. As an experienced Chicago nursing home abuse attorney, I realize it is critical for family members or staff members be trained to identify potential abuse. Family members and visitors should look for the signs of nursing home abuse during visits to the nursing home or assisted living facility. Many signs may be subtle, so careful monitoring is required.
As experienced Illinois personal injury lawyers we understand and know that nursing home abuse and neglect happens in many nursing home and assisted living facilities. Placing a loved one in a nursing facility is a difficult decision for any family. Nursing home and assisted living facilities are supposed to provide a safe environment for your loved one to receive care and support. This does not occur all the time, and physical abuse and neglect occur.
Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
- Assault and Battery
- Sexual Assault
- Unreasonable use of physical restraints
- Prolonged deprivation of food or water
- Chemical restraint or use of psychotropic medication not consistent with the physicians orders
- Unexplained injuries or bruising
- Open wounds, cuts, bruises or welts
- Elder reports incidents of physical abuse such as hitting, slapping and shaking
- Forced confinement
Family members should be aware of other warning signs of physical abuse. Your loved one could experience unexplained or inadequately explained injuries requiring emergency treatment or hospitalization. These unexplained accidents could involve broken or fractured bones, especially a fractured hip and leg. Sudden death could occur as the result of an episode of wandering or elopement.
We offer a free consultation to evaluate your legal case. It will cost you nothing to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. It is essential that action be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question and to file a lawsuit, when necessary prior to a deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.
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We give all our personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice clients a promise that if we do not recover monetary damages in your case, we will not charge you an attorney fee. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win your case.
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries or loss from a Chicago nursing home injury, contact Nemeroff Law Offices today. Our experienced Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys are available to speak with you directly.
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