Is Your Loved One Experiencing Mistreatment In A Nursing Home?
It is not an easy decision to place a loved one in a nursing home. You put extensive time into researching the best option, and you took great care in ensuring he or she is in the right place.
When you place a loved one in an Illinois nursing home, it is with the expectation that he or she will receive appropriate care. It is an act of trust to place a family member in the care of a medical facility, and it can be infuriating and heartbreaking to learn the nursing home violated that trust.
The attorneys at Taradash Johnson Janezic, in McHenry stand up for the rights of individuals who suffered because of the negligent or abusive actions of individuals who work in or operate nursing homes. If you suspect your parent, friend or loved one is a victim of inappropriate care, negligence, abuse or mistreatment of any kind, we can help your family take action on his or her behalf.
Who Is To Blame?
We can help you hold the appropriate parties accountable for your loved one’s pain and suffering.
Whether it was due to insufficient staffing, improper employee background checks, lack of training, or overcrowding, nursing homes are liable when they fail to provide appropriate care and protection to all residents and patients. Neglect, improper care and other types of abuse can lead to the following complications:
- Decubitus ulcers, also known as bedsores or pressure sores, from failing to turn and move a bedridden patient
- Health complications such as dehydration and malnutrition due to lack of nutritional care and supervision
- Physical injuries from drops, falls and lack of proper care
- Elopement, patients wandering off due to lack of supervision
Lack of supervision can lead to issues such as patients wandering off and preventable falls. In other cases, abuse includes financial exploitation or even sexual abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is experiencing any type of mistreatment or lack of proper care, we can help. Since 1981, our attorneys have defended the interests of over 15,000 clients, and our lawyers have the experience necessary to file a civil claim and pursue rightful compensation for your loved one.
We Offer Free Initial Case Evaluations
If you know or suspect your loved one experienced mistreatment in a nursing home, you can take advantage of our offer for free initial case evaluations. This can help you understand your options. For hometown service with downtown results, contact us here, or call 815-669-4635 for more information.