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Assisted living facilities are often a great option for individuals who need the help of a facility to provide for their basic needs but want to remain independent. These facilities promote self-sufficiency while providing for one’s day-to-day management such as cooking, cleaning, transportation, and medication management. They also develop and facilitate all social activities for your loved one. While many are attracted to this option, family members are often hesitant for fear that their loved ones will be injured while at an assisted living facility. Unfortunately, these fears are not unfounded.
If you or your loved one has been injured while in the care of an assisted living facility, you need a lawyer who will represent your best interests. For a risk-free initial consultation contact Newland & Newland, LLP today. Our attorneys will be happy to meet with you to determine your rights to relief.
Common Injuries at Assisted Living Facilities
Assisted living facilities are often sued for personal injuries that arise as a result of negligence. These injuries are often the result of:
- In-Suite Injuries: Many of the injuries occurring at assisted living facilities happen in the suites of residents. These injuries are often related to maintenance issues such as burn injuries, trip and falls, or electrical shocks. Assisted living facilities are required to maintain rooms to ensure the safety of each resident. Failure to do so may result in liability and compensation for any injuries.
- Medication Mismanagement: Depending on the nature and size of an assisted living facility, it may house upwards of 100 residents. Medication management is a difficult task that requires attention to detail and extreme care and caution for proper administration. Many personal injury claims arise as a result of medication mismanagement in nursing home facilities, and they are often related to accidental disbursement. In these cases, staff administer an improper medication to the wrong resident, provide an incorrect dosage, or skip administering the medication altogether. Medication accidents are a root cause of health complications. It is most important to determine the cause of your loved ones injuries and get the care and attention they deserve. However, if medication mismanagement leads to your loved one’s health deteriorating, they may be entitled to relief.
- Bed Sores: It is important to know the signs of potential neglect at assisted living facilities. Bed Sores are often an indication of neglect and should not be overlooked. Bed Sores also referred as pressure ulcers are areas of the skin that breakdown. This condition usually occurs in areas where there is little to no cushion between the skin and bone. Bed Sores can be deadly if left untreated so it is important to check bony areas of the body such as the tailbone, shoulders, hips, ankles, heels and the back of the head. If you see these signs you should contact an assisted living abuse attorney.
Contact Newland & Newland, LLP
Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively litigate personal injury actions. If you or your loved one has been injured in an assisted living facility as a result of an incident of negligence, you deserve compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for the first step in determining your rights to relief. During the initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances related to a claim and develop a course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Cary.