Nursing Homes Are Meant To Help People Not Hurt Them
The last years of life should be filled with loving care and attention. Unfortunately, with some nursing homes being more concerned with profits than in service, the lives of many seniors are instead filled with neglect and abuse. If your loved one has suffered bedsores, hip fractures or other injuries in a nursing home setting, he or she may be a victim of nursing home negligence.
At the Law Office of James P. Leahy in Elgin, Illinois, I offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about nursing home neglect or abuse. I will give you an honest evaluation of your case and discuss your legal options so that you can make informed decisions about what next steps you want to take.
What Is Nursing Home Negligence?
Nursing homes have a duty not only to provide proper care, but to make sure you have the assistance you are supposed to have given your condition. People go into nursing homes for a reason. If you have a disability, the nursing home can’t treat you the same way a hotel owner treats its guests. It has a responsibility to provide assistance considering your disability.
Examples of nursing home negligence may include:
- Bedsores caused by failure to reposition an immobile patient
- Falls caused by lack of assistance
- Injuries caused by restraints
- Injuries caused by elopement (wandering away from the facility)
- Abuse from nursing home staff
- Failure to provide timely medical attention
- Dehydration or malnutrition
As your lawyer, I will review the evidence in your case. If I don’t believe you have a case, I will tell you so. If I do believe you have a case, I will personally handle all aspects of your personal injury or wrongful death claim, from gathering of all evidence of liability to the preparation for trial or settlement.