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Arlington Heights Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys

Schaumburg Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Injury Lawyers

Lawyers for Long-Term Care Facility Injuries in Cook County, Illinois

Deciding to place an aging family member in a nursing home or a long-term care facility is a serious and extremely personal matter. If your loved one is in need of more intense care than you can provide at home, you will probably spend a great deal of time reviewing various facilities, visiting each center, and choosing the one that will best serve your loved one's needs. You will also expect your loved one to be treated with respect, dignity, and the appropriate level of care by fully qualified and well-trained staff members. Unfortunately, the reality in many nursing homes is much different from the expectations.

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we recognize that incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect seem to be on the rise across the country, and the results of such incidents can be deadly. If you have a loved one who has experienced neglect or abuse as a patient in a nursing home or long-term care facility, our attorneys can help you take appropriate action.

The Problems of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

According to recent studies, over 40 percent of surveyed nursing home residents reported known instances of abuse, and almost 95 percent say they have witnessed neglect by nursing home staff members. In recent decades, the skilled nursing industry has become increasingly corporate, and many nursing homes and long-term care centers have concentrated more heavily on their bottom lines than on patient safety and care. Reducing costs and saving money seem to have replaced quality resident care as a top priority in some facilities, and it is the patients who are paying the price. Often, cost-cutting measures lead to fewer staff members working for lower pay and receiving less-than-adequate training. The result is an increase in patients who may suffer from:

  • Bed sores, also called pressure sores or decubitus ulcers;
  • Repeated or serious falls;
  • Missed medications or inaccurate dosages;
  • Missed meals, malnutrition or dehydration;
  • Lack of proper supervision;
  • Physical or emotional abuse;
  • Sexual assault or abuse by staff members or other patients; and
  • Wrongful or premature death.

Hardworking Elder Abuse Lawyers in Palatine and Des Plaines

At Newland & Newland, LLP, we understand that not every injury or unexpected illness that occurs in a nursing home is the result of neglect or abuse. Many patients have serious medical conditions that can be unpredictable and cause unexpected changes in their behavior, demeanor, or overall health. We realize, however, that when abuse or neglect is suspected, some facilities will go to great lengths to prevent family members and outside authorities from discovering the truth of the situation.

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team will not allow a nursing home or health care organization to put their reputation or profits ahead of your loved one's dignity and quality of life. If your loved one has been neglected or abuse, we will do everything we can to determine exactly what happened, and which party or parties were responsible. From there, we will work hard to hold those parties fully accountable under the law and to help your family receive fair compensation for the injustices you have suffered. Our team has more than 60 years of combined personal injury experience, and we are ready to put our client-first approach to work for you.

Call 847-797-8000 Today

If you believe that a loved one has been abused or neglected in a nursing home or extended care facility, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free confidential consultation with a compassionate member of our team today. We serve clients in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Long Grove, Mount Prospect, Buffalo Grove, Palatine, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Elk Grove Village, Lake County, DuPage County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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