Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer
Nursing homes and their staff – like doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers – have an obligation to provide the appropriate level of care to their nursing home residents. The failure to provide the appropriate level of care may be considered nursing home malpractice, in which case the patient and his or her family could be entitled to money damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and possibly punitive damages.
Additionally, Illinois law prohibits elder abuse which can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, confinement, passive neglect, willful deprivation, and financial exploitation.
The Chicago nursing home lawyers at Charles T. Newland & Associates are committed to promoting nursing home safety and ensure that nursing home residents receive appropriate care by holding negligent nursing homes and caregivers liable. We are experienced personal injury lawyers who take a proactive and vigorous approach to litigation.
If you suspect that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, you need to act quickly to remedy the situation and get your loved one the care that he or she deserves. Contact Charles T. Newland & Associates today at (847) 797-9300 to schedule a free consultation with one of our nursing home negligence lawyers
Common Types of Nursing Home Neglect
Some common types of nursing home negligence include:
- Lack of proper nutrition and hydration
- Lack of assistance with personal hygiene
- Lack of assistance with bathroom functions
- Failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent falls and other types of personal injury
- Failure to promptly answer call lights
- Failure to take appropriate measures to prevent bed sores
- Failure to provide prompt and appropriate medical care
Signs of Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect can be difficult to spot, but there are some signs that nursing home neglect may be involved, such as:
- Fall injuries
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Poor personal hygiene
- Unsanitary conditions
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Open wounds
- Sudden and unexplained changes in weight or emotional health
- Physical or emotional withdrawal
- Sudden and unusual financial transactions
Elder Law Attorneys
Because nursing home neglect can involve financial exploitation or coercion, our Chicago nursing home attorneys also help ensure that the client’s financial interests are protected through legal documents such as powers of attorney, advanced health care directives, and, if necessary, a guardianship.
Contact a Nursing Home Neglect Attorney
If you or a loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, Contact our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys at (847) 797-9300 to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Arlington Heights, Chicago, the Northwest Suburbs, and Lake County. Moreover, as with all of our personal injury cases, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay unless you recover compensation.