Helping Chicago Families Confront Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
Individuals and families routinely choose nursing homes or residential rehabilitative facilities to ensure the best possible care for a loved one. We realize the decision to place a loved one into a long-term care facility is an emotionally difficult one. That decision may follow a hospitalization, a physical injury, worsening mobility or advancing dementia.
No matter what the reason, families rely on the nursing home or rehabilitation facility to keep their loved one safe. Martin Law, LLC, fights to protect the dignity and health of those who are vulnerable, including the elderly.
The Reality Of Nursing Home Neglect In The Chicagoland Area
Although many state and federal regulations, such as the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, have been established to protect the rights of the elderly and residents in these settings, nursing home neglect and abuse occur every day. Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other diseases are especially vulnerable.
Types of neglect and abuse include:
- Pressure ulcers (bed sores)
- Malnutrition or dehydration due to lack of assistance with eating or drinking
- Physical or sexual assault
- Injuries or death caused by wandering or elopement outside facility due to lack of supervision
- Medication errors
- Choking, clogged breathing or feeding tubes, or lack of oxygen due to inadequate monitoring
These failures and violations can lead to pain, serious injury or even death. They threaten the well-being and dignity of some of the most vulnerable members of our families and society.
There are important steps to take soon after an injury to increase the likelihood of a successful nursing home case. Furthermore, you only have a limited time to begin a lawsuit; the statute of limitations determines your filing deadline. We will guide you through each step.
If you or a loved one has suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home, long-term care facility, rehabilitation facility or by an in-home health care provider, call Martin Law, LLC, at 847-250-9355 to schedule a free consultation at our Arlington Heights office. We will discuss your case and your legal options.