Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect happens when a nursing home fails to administer the care a resident needs to maintain a good quality of life. The most common signs of nursing home abuse and neglect include: bed sores; pressure ulcers; urinary tract infections; sepsis; malnutrition; dehydration; injuries from falls; infections from improper wound care; bruising from rough handling; over medicating to control behavior; or failure to change incontinence undergarments.
Nursing home abuse and neglect comes in many forms. Trust your gut. If you suspect a loved one is being abused or neglected, your instincts are probably correct and you should take action.
What to do if I suspect that a loved one is being abused or neglected by a nursing home?
Be an advocate for your loved one. Contact one of our Illinois nursing home attorneys to schedule a free consultation. Our attorneys are nationally recognized for their legal skill, have published articles on Illinois nursing home rights and have also been guests on the radio to speak about nursing home rights.
After you call, one of our Illinois nursing home attorneys will meet with you and your family to discuss your concerns. If our Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys find evidence of abuse or neglect, we will contact the nursing home to see if we can obtain a resolution outside of court, which tends to be faster and more cost-effective than filing a lawsuit. If we can’t reach a resolution outside of court, then our office will file a lawsuit against the offending nursing home.
If you believe you have a case, act quickly. In Illinois, there’s a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit to recover damages for your loved one’s injuries. If you miss the filing deadline, you will be barred from filing a claim against the negligent nursing home forever.
Since your first meeting with our office costs you nothing, you really have nothing to lose in scheduling a consultation with one of our Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge about nursing home rights throughout Illinois and to date have obtained millions of dollars for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. We represent the victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, Kendall, Winnebago, Will and DeKalb Counties.
Want to learn more? Contact Argento Law Group, P.C. at (847) 628-8305 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.