Seeking Justice For Nursing Home Neglect Or Abuse
When your loved one is in a nursing home or assisted living residence, you are trusting that facility and its staff with the life and well-being of your loved one. However, staff members in these types of adult care facilities do not always treat residents the way they should. It can be a heartbreaking experience to discover your loved one, who cannot care or speak for themself, is experiencing abuse. Do not be afraid to speak up and report it right away.
Do you suspect your loved one is experiencing abuse in a licensed facility? Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney at Flanagan Injury Law Group, LLC, in Chicago. We can provide the legal assistance and advocacy you need to hold the facility and its staff accountable for their actions.
Our founder, award-winning personal injury attorney L. Michael Flanagan, was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. He draws from in-depth personal injury law knowledge to serve the well-being of his community. Put his experience – and that of his team – to work for you and your loved ones. Call 773-789-5870 for a free consultation.
Watch For Signs Of Abuse In An Adult Care Facility
Abuse in licensed care facilities such as nursing homes can happen instantly or over an extended period. Intentional and unintentional abuse occurring in adult care facilities often goes undetected, especially when a resident’s family does not live nearby. Your loved one may be experiencing abuse if you notice:
- Sudden or unexplained physical injuries, such as broken bones, bruises or medical withdrawal
- Emotional distress, such as unusual behavior or noticeable fear
- Signs of neglect, such as bedsores, poor hygiene, foul-smelling environment or significant weight loss
If any of these signs are present, contact us about your loved one’s situation as soon as possible.
Negligence In Nursing Homes
Negligence, including medical malpractice, may also be proven against an elder care facility and its staff for a myriad of practices, including:
- Lack of training
- Inappropriate employee background screening
- Improper supervision
- Insufficient staff coverage
- Dishonest communication
- Flawed record keeping
- Irregular hygiene practices
- Deficient facility maintenance
- Failure to secure prompt medical care
We handle all of these types of cases as well as wrongful death claims stemming from nursing home abuse and neglect in Illinois.
Common Injuries That Stem From Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
Nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to serious injuries and other damage, often displaying as:
- Bedsores and ulcers
- Malnutrition and severe weight loss
- Broken bones
- Infections, including Staph and MRSA
- Medication errors