Chicago Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
Negligence and mistreatment occur in almost every nursing home or nursing care facility in the United States. Nursing home injuries occur in over forty percent of the residents living in nursing homes and/or elder care facilities. Families are dealing with the difficult decision regarding whether to move a loved one into a nursing home facility. These families are placing a great amount of trust with the nursing home and/or elder care facilities to provide care quality care for their family member. As a Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer, I have seen families suffer, when family members are injured or neglected in the facilities that they trusted.
Under staffing, inadequate training and employees overworking themselves are just a few of the shortfalls that result in poor treatment of residents, causing injuries and/or death. Because nursing home residents are dependent on staff members for most or all of their needs, such as food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming and ambulation, and they are very vulnerable to abuse and neglect.
Nursing home abuse and neglect manifests in many different ways. Nemeroff Law Offices represents nursing home residents and families of residents injured because of abuse or neglect.
Cases we handle
- Bed Sores, Pressure Sores, Decubitus Ulcers
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Improper Restraint Use
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Medication Errors
- Physical Assault and Abuse
- Sexual Assault and Abuse
- Side-rail Injuries
- Verbal and Mental Abuse/ Emotional Abuse characterized by threats, mockery, and humiliating behavior
- Wandering and Elopement
- Wrongful or Accidental Death
Federal and State law require that residents receive the necessary care to enable elderly and sick residents to reach and maintain the highest practical level and social well- being. The regulations that the Federal and State law often requires are as follows:
- Sufficient nursing staff
- Comprehensive and inaccurate assessment of each residents functional capacity
- Comprehensive care plan for each resident
- Medical and/or devices for living while a resident of a nursing home
- Adequate supervision and assistance in a live-in
- Know each residents quality of life
Many times a lawsuit must be filed to protect the resident's rights and to obtain compensation for the physical or mental pain and suffering or the wrongful death action may be brought for the negligence of nursing home's poor supervision, care or treatment.
Signs of Abuse
- Bruises, welts, lacerations, cuts and open wounds
- Unexplained fractures and broken bones
- Signs of unauthorized restraint use
- Sudden changes in behavior
Signs of Neglect
- Loss of weight
- Bed sores and pressure sores
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Poor hygiene
- Unrelated health problems
- Unsanitary living conditions
Our Illinois and Chicago Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect attorneys are prepared to help you with the legal matters following a traumatic event. The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Nemeroff Law Offices represent many victims who are injured or killed by the negligence of others. We will help you recover the money damages you or your family is entitled to.
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.
No Fee Unless We Win Your Case
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.
Contact us immediately at 312–629–8800 or complete our online contact us form.