When you check your loved one into a Chicago-area nursing home facility, you expect your loved ones to be treated with care and respect. Nursing homes have obligations to their residents, chief among them keeping their residents safe.
Many nursing home staffers are caring, committed individuals who work hard for their elderly charges. However, negligence and abuse are constants in too many nursing homes, as even a cursory look at the news will reveal.
Our nursing home abuse lawyers will fight for your loved ones if they've suffered a personal injury as the result of negligence or outright violence in their nursing home. Such abuse is never acceptable.
If your loved one has experienced nursing home abuse in the Chicago, Illinois area, please call the Sklare Law Group today at (312) 471-7777 for a free consultation.
Abuse and Negligence
When we think about nursing home residents suffering injuries in their facilities, we tend to talk in terms of "abuse." And there's no doubt that outright physical abuse is depressingly common in these facilities.
However, negligence is almost as big a problem. Nursing homes are for-profit facilities, and many of them are part of massive, multi-state empires run by far-flung corporations. The profit motive is a powerful thing, and facility administrators are often incentivized to cut costs to the bone in a way that leaves residents paying the price.
In these situations, nursing home staffers aren't explicitly abusive, but they're under-paid, under-trained and lack the resources to properly care for their residents.
Specific examples of such negligence and abuse include:
- Bed Sores
- Falls Due to Lack of Supervision
- Medical malpractice
- Physical Violence
- Sexual Abuse
- Dehydration and Malnutrition
- Abuse of Restraints and Other Medical Tools
- Financial Exploitation
None of these situations are acceptable. Nursing homes must invest the resources necessary to provide their residents with the safe, comfortable environment they deserve.
Accountability is a crucial element of this, and our nursing home abuse lawyers further the cause of accountability by holding to account those facilities that, through abuse or negligence, hurt their residents.
If you need an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer in the Chicagoland area of Illinois, please call the Sklare Law Group today at (312) 471-7777 for a free consultation.