Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Helping Elders and their Families Obtain Financial Recovery for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Millions of elderly Americans live in a nursing home or assisted living facility. While most nursing homes are safe and nurturing environments, some residents are the unfortunate victims of nursing home abuse and/or neglect.
At Cary J. Wintroub & Associates, our compassionate Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys understand how devastating it can be to learn that a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse or nursing home neglect. We are dedicated to helping the victims of nursing home abuse and their families obtain maximum financial recovery for their injuries and holding negligent nursing homes responsible for their misconduct.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, time is of the essence. Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Nursing home abuse comes in many forms, including medical negligence, physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial coercion, and the failure to adequately tend to residents’ personal or medical needs. In fact, one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse is neglect. Over-crowded and understaffed nursing homes are often the most likely places for nursing home neglect to occur, simply because the staff does not have the time or resources to adequately care for their residents.
Although the signs of nursing home abuse and neglect are not always visibly apparent, the following are some signs of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Bed sores
- Broken bones
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Poor personal hygiene
- Unsanitary and dirty living conditions
- Soiled bed linens
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Sudden or unexplained changes in weight or emotional health
- Physical and emotional withdrawal
- Sudden and unusual financial transactions
Bed sores are one of the most common signs of nursing home negligence, with one in 10 nursing home residents suffering from bed sores, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Falls are another common nursing home abuse injury, and the Nursing Home Abuse Center reports that approximately 1,800 deaths of nursing home residents each year can be attributed to fall-related injuries.
Compassionate and Dedicated Legal Advocates
Nursing home abuse/or neglect is absolutely devastating for the nursing home resident and his or her family. The Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates are dedicated to keeping nursing home residents safe by holding negligent and harmful facilities responsible for their misconduct. We provide compassionate legal advice and counsel to our clients, while vigorously fighting to get them maximum financial recovery.
Not only are we dedicated to providing exceptional legal advice and advocacy, but we are committed to client service, responsiveness, and attention. Our team of skilled injury lawyers is enhanced by a highly-experienced support staff, including several knowledgeable paralegals.
If you or a loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, act now to protect your legal rights. Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers.
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