Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing home abuse cases involve some of our oldest and most vulnerable citizens. Sadly, many elderly people become victims because they are less likely to complain of issues with their care than younger patients. As a result, cases of neglect and abuse often go unreported until a crisis occurs — such as a death or a trip to the emergency room.
At Healy Scanlon Veugeler Gannon in Chicago, our lawyers represent victims of nursing home neglect and abuse. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act may provide triple damages for the damages caused by the issues with your loved one’s care.
The following pages provide more information about nursing home neglect and abuse:
When you make the tough decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home, you expect that facility to provide a standard of care. But, sometimes you may sense or see signs of mistreatment, abuse, and negligence that make you wary.
Nursing home abuse in Chicago and elsewhere may take several forms, including:
Any signs of nursing home injuries in Chicago should be taken seriously. Watch for signs from your loved one of elder abuse and neglect, such as:
Federal law governs how residents and patients of nursing homes are treated. Your loved one has the right to be free from abuse, whether it is verbal, sexual, physical, or mental. Throughout the state, including Chicago, nursing home negligence is addressed by the Illinois statute on aging that protects the elderly from abuse and neglect.
A nursing home must implement certain policies to protect its residents from neglect. These policies address proper training, proper supervision, and ways to identify, report, and investigate abuse. Illinois statute dictates the process for reporting abuse activity to the facility’s administrator and any applicable state agencies.
If you suspect any kind of nursing home abuse, you need to report it to the facility administrator. He or she has a legal obligation to investigate your allegations.
If you have questions about what constitutes nursing home negligence in Chicago or have concerns about your loved one’s facility, take the action to contact one of our attorneys at Healy Scanlon Veugeler Gannon, skilled in cases of nursing home malpractice. Seeking legal advice is the right thing to do to protect your loved one, who is unable to protect himself or herself.
There is never a charge to discuss your case with one of our Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys. Evening and weekend consultations are available. To speak to us, call 312-977-0100 or send us an e-mail.