When you place a family member in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you expect that they will receive the care and respect they deserve. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents sustain injuries as a result of neglect, unhealthy practices, or other actions taken by nursing home personnel. Your family member is particularly vulnerable to abuse or neglect due to his or her mental and/or physical incapacity. Some nursing homes do not have adequate staffing, or hire staff who do not have the proper training. As a result, far too many residents are subjected to neglect, abuse, and even injury.
In Illinois, your family members are protected under the Nursing Home Care Act. At Adler & Adler, P.C. we provide help to you and your family member when they are injured as a result of nursing home negligence.
Examples of Nursing Home Negligence
Claims can be brought for patients injured due to causes such as:
- Bed or Pressure Sores
- Medication Errors
- Physical or Sexual Abuse
- Use of Restraints
If you believe your loved one has been injured as a result of nursing home negligence, it is important that you contact the experienced attorneys at Adler & Adler, P.C. In many instances your loved ones, due to their advanced age, are unable to specifically tell us what happened. That is why it is important to discuss your concerns with us as soon as possible, so we can help you in taking the steps that will be needed to obtain and preserve the evidence required to prove the case on behalf of your loved one.
Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, we can make a claim for damages and attorney fees, for any and all violations to your family member.