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Chicago Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys

Representing the legal rights of individuals who have been injured by the negligence of nursing home employees and administrators

When we place our loved ones in the care of a nursing home, we rightfully expect them to be treated well and for the facility to meet their medical and nursing needs. Far too often this does not occur, and each year thousands of nursing home residents are injured through the negligence or abuse of nursing homes’ staff members. Fortunately, federal regulations and the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act establish standards by which these facilities are required to operate, and victims or their families can often recover significant compensation in the event that they are injured or wrongfully killed by nursing home abuse or neglect.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.

Injuries and conditions that are often the result of nursing home negligence

Nursing home abuse and neglect can result in wrongful death or a number of injuries and other conditions that negatively affect residents.  It often takes a serious physical and emotional toll on residents and may result in a significantly diminished quality of life. In some cases, a nursing home resident may be unable to recognize that they are being neglected or too embarrassed or ashamed to report the maltreatment to family, so it is important for family members to be able to recognize that their loved one could possibly be a victim of abuse or neglect. Some of the more common injuries or conditions that could be the result of abuse or negligence on the part of nursing home staff include the following:

  • Falls
  • Unexplained infections
  • Sepsis
  • Bed sores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers
  • Physical or sexual assault or abuse
  • Overmedication
  • Missed doses of medication
  • Unsanitary conditions
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Bruising
  • Unnecessary use of restraints
  • Burns
  • Wandering or elopement
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Choking
  • Death

If you believe that your loved one is the victim of nursing home abuse, you should first move them to a safe location where their physical and emotional needs will be met. Next, you have the option of filing a complaint with the Illinois Department of Public Health, which maintains a Central Complaint Registry in order to investigate and record instances of neglect in long-term care facilities.

Contact our Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers today to discuss your case at no charge

he residents of nursing homes are often among the most vulnerable members of our society and they deserve to be treated with respect and care. Too often, the negligence of nursing home staff and management results in serious injuries and death or significantly affects a nursing home resident’s quality of life. In addition, in some cases, the only line of defense that nursing home residents have is the observations of their loved ones who come to visit and make sure that everything is going as it should be.  The Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan have extensive experience helping to hold nursing homes accountable for the abuse and negligence of their employees. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.

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Contact a Chicago personal injury lawyer today to schedule a free case evaluation

People who are injured by the negligence of others are often legally entitled to compensation for their losses. Among the types of damages available in many Illinois personal injury cases are those for medical expenses, lost income, loss of future earning potential, property damage, and loss of enjoyment of life, among others. The Chicago personal injury attorneys of Salvato, O’Toole & Froylan have been helping victims of preventable accidents recover for their injuries since 2010 and have recovered multiple settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of their clients. We use a contingency fee arrangement in our representation of all of our personal injury clients, meaning that we do not collect any legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please call our office today at 312-583-9500.

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