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Illinois Nursing Home Lawyers

Millions of Americans live in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. These environments can be valuable resources for elder care and recovery from medical procedures, taking the pressure off you and other family members. However, they can also be places where vulnerable adults and teens become victims of Chicago common nursing home injuries related to abuse and neglect.

Identify Abuse and Neglect Early

Here at Strom & Associates we know that it can be difficult for you to confirm whether your loved one is the victim of abuse or neglect. Older family members are not immune to falls or bruising and medication adjustments can lead to changes in behavior or demeanor. Identifying signs of nursing home abuse and neglect as early as possible is important, given the fact that most nursing home traumas can be traced back to a persistent pattern of neglect and lack of care.

Injuries in Nursing Homes

Many people assume that a nursing home which is well-maintained and clean is unlikely to have issues with neglect or abuse. However, this is not always true and you should investigate injuries that include the following:

  • Broken bones – this can be caused by improper handling of patients by inexperienced or ill-trained staff
  • Pressure sores –pressure sores often occur when patients are left too long in one position. Staff should be rotating incapacitated patients regularly
  • Bruising and bleeding – These can be signs that staff members are handling the patient roughly or failing to provide medical attention
  • Loss of weight/signs of malnutrition – the staff may not be following the patient’s prescribed diet or paying attention to the patient’s eating habits
  • Injuries from falls – staff may not be monitoring the patient closely or the facility may have loose carpeting or uneven flooring

Other nursing home problems may be hidden or completely invisible until they start to cause life-threatening problems for your loved one. For example, medication errors can slowly lead to changes in your loved one’s physical condition and mental state. If left undetected, these changes could remain permanent.

You Have Options for Your Loved One

If your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect in a nursing home, you have options. Our nursing home neglect attorneys here at Strom & Associates can file a nursing home liability suit on behalf of you and your family member and seek appropriate compensation. Contact us today at (312) 609-0400 for a free consultation.

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