ONE in FOUR nursing home residents have been abused or neglected in long term care facilities.
Recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect is the first step toward protecting your loved one and others from harm. Watch for:
Have you noticed unexplained or excessive bruises, abrasions, broken bones, burns, or cuts when you visit your loved one? Does your loved one have unexpected welts or marks around the wrists or ankles? Have frequent “falls” started happening?
Does your loved seem withdrawn, agitated, or depressed? Have there been bouts of crying or angry outbursts for no apparent reason? Does the nursing home resident display fear or nervousness when certain staff are around?
Have you noticed an increasing number of bed sores, or “pressure ulcers” that appear infected or don’t seem to be healing properly? These are most common on the elderly person’s hips and other joint areas, backside, and heels.
Are your loved one’s clothes and/or bedding often soiled? Does your loved one’s skin or hair appear to be unwashed? Have you noticed an odor, cluttered hallways, signs of bugs or rodents, or soiled or dirty furniture?
Did your elderly loved one die unexpectedly in an Illinois nursing home? Were the conditions under which he or she passed away suspicious? Nursing home residents who suffer abuse or neglect have a 300% higher risk of suffering an untimely death.
“Extremely professional AND sensitive to my needs. All of my zillion questions were answered in a timely manner. Kevin had my best interest at heart every time we spoke. I wasn’t rushed, nor pressured into anything. I truly recommend this firm, a team of excellence, to anyone in need!”
Submit our online contact form and tell our attorneys about what you’ve observed and your loved one’s injuries.
Our lawyers will evaluate your case, investigate the suspected abuse or neglect, and explain your legal options.
We will help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your loved one’s losses and hold wrongdoers accountable.