Dedicated personal injury attorneys representing victims of nursing home abuse in Chicago, Cook, Lake, McHenry, Dupage and Will counties.
Chicago Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is often the hardest thing a family member can do. For many individuals, it becomes too difficult to care for an ill parent, friend, or family member for a variety of reasons, including the lack of time or lack of skill to care for the person. Nursing home providers hold a position that requires a great amount of trust. The main reasons why most individuals place their loved ones in a nursing home is so that they can receive the proper care and attention they deserve. However, nursing home abuse is a problem throughout Illinois.
When there is a suspicion that your loved one is being mistreated, feelings of disappointment, anger, and worry overcome the ability to think rationally. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP share in your frustration when we hear about any mistreatment toward one of the most vulnerable groups of people. Our firm will act promptly to fight for your loved one that cannot defend themselves against improper treatment.
Newland & Newland, LLP: Helping Nursing Home Abuse Victims in Chicago
The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are skilled negotiators. The main goal in any nursing home abuse case is to take corrective measures to help an elderly nursing home resident. Some common types of nursing home abuse we help resolve are:
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse: Nursing home patients are extremely susceptible for physical abuse including being struck, choked, sexually assaulted, dropped, thrown, and more. Unfortunately most patients either do not report the abuse due to fear or are unable to effectively communicate that they are being abused. Contact an Attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP if you have noticed cuts, bruises, or unexplained broken bones. If you are concerned about physical abuse, prompt action is necessary. Take all necessary precautions, including removing your loved one from the facility.
- Withholding of food or medication: Some nursing care providers intentionally withhold food and medication for a variety of reasons. This puts your loved one in an extremely volatile position and could cause their health to deteriorate quickly.
- Verbal Abuse: Nursing home providers often suggest that providing nursing care is a stressful position. Regardless of the stress nursing home providers experience, it is not acceptable to degrade, torment, or verbally mistreat patients. The long term effects of verbal abuse on an elderly patient can be devastating.
- Bed Sores: Also called pressure sores or pressure ulcers — are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone.
Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
Our attorneys know how to promptly and effectively deal with nursing home care providers who act recklessly on the job. If you worry that you have tried everything but have accomplished nothing, let our firm take the worry away from you. Contact an experienced attorney today for the first step in getting your loved one some relief. During an initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances relating to your loved one’s nursing home abuse claim and develop a course of action intended to quickly resolve your issue. Newland & Newland, LLP have five dedicated offices located throughout the state of Illinois and Chicago.