Chicago Injury Attorney Fighting & Stopping Nursing Home Abuse
The health and well-being of your senior loved ones is precious to you. When it became clear that your parents or grandparents were no longer able to care for themselves, you probably spent a great deal of time researching the right Illinois nursing home or assisted living facility for them which would carefully attend to their physical and emotional needs. If these needs aren’t being met, or if nursing home staff are deliberately harming residents, then victims and their families may have a right to pursue legal claims against these careless or abusive nursing homes.
When you or your loved one has been victimized by abusive nursing home staff, you may have a right to compensation under Illinois or federal law. Get a no-cost consultation on your claim by contacting the knowledgeable and effective Chicagoland elder abuse personal injury lawyer John Fairman. John Fairman will use his decades of experience fighting for victims of negligence or abuse to make sure you and your loved ones are protected from physically or emotionally violent treatment in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Contact him today for a free evaluation of your nursing home abuse claim.
Nursing home managers and staff have a duty to provide safe, attentive care of residents
Nursing home residents have rights under both federal and Illinois state law. These rights are extensive and include a right to be free from unnecessary physical restraints, a right for residents to manage their own finances, and a right not to be forced to take unnecessary medications or sedatives. When these rights are violated, victims may be entitled to seek damages through a personal injury lawsuit to compensate them for their medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
Know the signs of nursing home abuse
If you are concerned that your loved one has become the victim of abuse or neglect while living in a nursing home, look for the following signs that may indicate mistreatment:
- Substantial weight loss that isn’t explained by a medical condition
- Poor hygiene
- Bruises or lacerations that your loved one can’t explain
- Broken bones
- Your loved one appears more depressed or withdrawn
- Signs of dehydration
- Your loved one doesn’t want to be left alone with certain staff members
Take Action to Stop Nursing Home Abuse in Chicago
Don’t wait to take action after identifying signs of abuse; contact the compassionate and effective Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer John Fairman for a consultation, in Homewood at 708-799-4848, with additional offices in Bridgeview at 708-960-4806.