Nursing Home Negligence Legal Services
When family members make the difficult decision to move a parent or other loved one to a nursing home or assisted living facility, they rely on the nursing home staff to provide professional and loving care. Too often, that trust is misplaced and the resident suffers from neglect or abuse.
Nursing home negligence affects thousands of elderly Americans every year; resulting in serious injuries and sometimes, death. Many long-term care facilities could be understaffed and its workers under-trained.
When a nursing home fails to provide adequate care for a patient, causing injury or death, that patient and their family may be entitled to significant compensation.
Types of Mistreatment
- Abuse & Neglect
- Falls and Fractures
- Assault, Battery or Other Violent Crime
- Lack of Care
- Verbal Abuse
- Malnutrition Diabetic care
- Poor Hygiene
- Wrong medication
- Wrongful death
Wrongful death can be caused by a variety of reasons: dehydration, malnutrition, abuse, sepsis, and even misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose a condition.
Signs of Mistreatment
There could be several warning signs of physical abuse, verbal abuse and neglect at a nursing home including:
- Injuries requiring emergency treatment
- Heavily medicated
- A nursing home resident harming another resident
- Patients are frequently sick
- Illnesses are not reported to physicians, families
- Any broken bones, including a hip
- Unexplained injuries
- Sudden behavioral changes
- Rapid weight loss or weight gain
- Unsanitary conditions
- Patient is reluctant to speak in front of staff members
Nursing Home Abuse
The Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Larson & Greenberg Law Group provides strong legal representation for victims of nursing home negligence and abuse in Illinois. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness in a nursing home, we want to help stand up for your rights! Call us now for a FREE consultation!!!
We handle all types of Nursing Home cases, below are just a few:
Bedsores are preventable injuries and can lead to serious and even fatal conditions. Many nursing home employees are not properly trained to prevent, identify, and provide treatment for these dangerous conditions.
Lack of supervision is one of the reasons nursing home residents suffer from choking. Choking situations can be avoided with proper care and training.
CLOGGED BREATHING TUBES
Nursing homes owe a duty to make sure that their residents do not suffer due to clogged breathing tubes. There are a number of different reasons why elderly individuals may need to be intubated while under nursing home care. It’s the duty of the Nursing home to make sure the breathing tubes are not clogged.
FALLS AND FRACTURES
Nursing homes owe a duty to make sure their premises are safe, and to provide adequate supervision for their residents. Unfortunately, they often fail to meet these duties. Falls and fractures in nursing homes are often grounds for seeking financial compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a a fall and/or fracture in a nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
Malnourishment is a dangerous health condition that can also put nursing home residents at greater risk for other illnesses and injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a malnutrition error in a nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
Medication errors such as overdose and confusing medications can lead to life-threatening situations. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a medication error in a nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
The elderly are more susceptible to sepsis than the general population, and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and kidney disease can put nursing home residents at increased risk for this dangerous condition. In a nursing home, fighting sepsis requires prompt attention from knowledgeable caregivers.
SERIOUS, LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES
Nearly half of all nursing home residents report being abused, and 95 percent report experiencing or witnessing neglect. Victims of serious, life-threatening injuries that are the result of nursing home neglect or abuse deserve to be compensated for their losses.
Victims of sexual harassment are often hesitant to come forward. They may be uncomfortable talking about what happened, or, in some cases, they may be unsure of whether they have been abused. If you suspect sexual harassment in a nursing home, you need to take action right away.
STAFF ADMINISTRATION FAILURE
For the elderly, even simple mistakes in their care can lead to life-threatening consequences. Staff administration failures such as failure to provide adequate food, water, or medications – and even errors as simple as failing to fix a bed rail – can all be grounds for victims and their families to seek just compensation.
Under-staffing is a very serious problem in nursing homes. While there are laws in place that requires adequate staffing, many nursing homes fail to hire enough caretakers for their residents. At Larson & Greenberg Law Group, we take this problem very seriously. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a under-staffing in a nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
Theft, undue influence, and forgery are all common methods for nursing home staff members to take advantage of ailing residents. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a theft, forgery, or undue influence in a nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
The circumstances in which nursing home residents can be restrained are very limited. Residents who are unlawfully restrained often suffer from traumatic physical and emotional injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a unlawful restraints in a nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
If your loved one died in a nursing home and you suspect fault on the part of the home’s staff or administrators, it is important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. If your loved one has died at a nursing home and you suspect fault by the staff of the nursing home, contact Larson & Greenberg Law Group now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
If you believe that your loved one has suffered because of nursing home abuse or neglect in Illinois, call Larson & Greenberg Law Group right away. We believe that nursing home abuse or neglect should not be tolerated.
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Larson & Greenberg Law Group offers free consultations to help you better understand your rights and the legal options available to you. Chat with Larson & Greenberg Law Group by calling our La Grange office at 708-582-6923.