Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home negligence, it’s important to have a lawyer who understands the ins and outs of the legal system.
The Nursing Home Attorneys represent clients and their families victimized by nursing home staff. We know the importance of holding those responsible for this type of abuse accountable, and we are committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.
There are several different types of negligence that occur in nursing homes. You should not assume your loved one is being treated well just because there are no outward signs of injury. For example, nursing home neglect can include:
- Medical Neglect
- Neglect of Basic Needs
- Neglect of Personal Hygiene
- Social or Emotional Neglect
Several different kinds of abuse occur in nursing homes, including financial, sexual, and emotional. All of these are illegal. If you suspect your loved one is a victim of any type of abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you should contact an attorney for assistance.
The Nursing Home Attorneys have experience investigating mistreatment in nursing homes and pursuing legal action when appropriate. They can help you deal with this difficult and important process.
How Do You Recognize Negligence in Nursing Home Care?
You should suspect elder abuse if there are changes in someone’s behavior and/or personality that cannot be explained due to medical issues. Abuse might also be a factor if there is frequent tension between an elderly person and their caregiver.
If you suspect abuse of your loved one in a nursing home, look for additional signs of abuse, including:
- Unexplained injuries
- Failing to take medications properly
- Evidence of restraint
- Broken eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.
- Refusal of the caregiver to let you be alone with the elderly person
- Signs of sexual abuse, including unexplained STDs, genital infections, genital bruising, stained, bloody, or torn underwear, vaginal or anal bleeding with no other medical cause
Signs of Neglect in Nursing Homes
- Residents with mobility issues left alone for hours at a time
- Failure to contact doctors and nurses when needed
- Unclean bedding or clothing
- Failure to bathe residents
- Unexplained weight loss or dehydration
Non-Physical Negligence in Nursing Homes
- Signs of emotional abuse, including unusual behavior from your loved one or witnessing belittling, controlling, or threatening actions on the part of the caregiver
- Signs of financial abuse, including checks or bank statements missing, forged documents, large bank withdrawals, or missing property
These are just a few things to watch out for. If you suspect abuse or neglect of a loved one, even if there are no signs or symptoms listed above, you should still investigate the situation.
What are Your Legal Options If You Believe a Loved One is a Victim of Nursing Home Negligence?
First and foremost, you should contact the authorities if you believe someone is in immediate danger. They’ll conduct an investigation and take the appropriate actions.
If you believe a threat is less imminent, you can speak to a nursing home negligence expert. Nursing home residents have a legal obligation to care for residents. Should they fail to meet this obligation, residents and their families have a right to take legal action.
The Nursing Home Attorneys help older people harmed in long-term care facilities pursue justice and receive compensation. Our goal is to promote the safety and well-being of nursing home residents and ease the stress associated with the legal system. Our team of experienced legal professionals will:
- Explain your options if negligence has occurred in a nursing home
- Help you navigate the legal system
- Gather evidence that supports your claims of negligence
- Pursue a fair settlement
- Represent you should the case go to trial
The Nursing Home Attorneys have experience with cases related to:
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
- Physical abuse
- Sexual assault
- Wrongful death
- Other forms of personal injury or mistreatment
How Do I Find a Nursing Home Negligence Attorney?
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence, please contact us. We are happy to discuss your case with you and see how we can help. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact the Nursing Home Attorneys at (866) 251-0808.