Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
According to the best available estimates, between one and two million American nursing home residents, age 65 or older, have been abused in some way or another. This statistic flies in the face of the fact that nursing home residents are entitled to patient rights and certain protections under the law: the right to respect, to be fully informed of services and fees, to manage their own money (or appoint someone to do it), to privacy, and to adequate medical care.
Whether the offense is caregiver neglect, abandonment, or outright physical mistreatment, nursing home injuries to elderly and dependent adults are not uncommon, unfortunately. At Newland & Newland, LLP, our heartfelt commitment to injury victims and their families is reflected in our successful efforts on their behalf for the past 15 years.
What to Watch For
There are several common types of nursing home injuries that are suffered as a result of recurrent neglect and mistreatment, including:
- Falls and fractures
- Physical or chemical restraints
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Bed sores
- Unexplained bruises and injuries
- Drastic weight gain or loss
- Septic shock
- Aspiration pneumonia
- Unexpected or wrongful death
Common causes of nursing home injuries include:
- Unsanitary conditions
- Untrained or insufficient staff
- Substandard medical care
- Poor personal hygiene
- Defective equipment
- Sexual assault
- Improper or incorrect dosing of prescription medication
- Physical abuse
- Lack of supervision
The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP are committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect, inadequate care, or suspicious accidents. Only in this way will the quality of care for all residents be assured. For examples of what we have done for our clients, please see our list of case results.
Call Us Today
If you suspect a nursing home of being neglectful or abusive of your elderly loved one, keep these three words in mind: Newland & Newland, LLP. Our skilled nursing home injury attorneys will summon every minute of their experience and every resource at their command to right the wrongs done to your loved one.
For more information about abuse and neglect of the elderly, please visit our Nursing Home Information Center
Call, fax, or e-mail any of our offices, in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, Waukegan, and Chicago, as soon as possible to arrange your free initial consultation. If our lawyers accept your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we are paid for our services only you see a monetary award or recovery of funds. Upon request, we make home and hospital visits.