Nursing Home Negligence
Nursing Home Lawsuit Representation
Your family members and loved ones in nursing homes deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. With the aging population and expanding numbers of residents in extended care facilities, there are a greater number of cases of abuse and neglect. While federal and state laws, like the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, are in place to protect people in these facilities, the unfortunate reality is that nursing homes and extended care facilities fail to protect their residents on a regular basis. Common warning signs of abuse and neglect are: weight loss, unexplained bruises, wounds such as bedsores, and broken bones. The elder abuse and nursing home negligence attorneys at the Lewis Law Firm have a long history representing residents of nursing homes. We hold nursing homes and long-term care facilities responsible when they injure our family members and loved ones.
At the Lewis Law Firm, we closely follow nursing home abuse throughout Chicagoland and Cook County. When considering nursing homes for your loved ones, it is important to look at the track record of each home. Nursing home operators put patients at risk by:
- Keeping staff levels low to save money
- Hiring inexperienced workers
- Failing to train their workers
- Not following industry guidelines or state laws
- Downplaying, or simply ignoring, reports of abuse and neglect
- Telling families they will investigate, but not doing so
What Does Nursing Home Abuse Look Like?
Abuse, neglect and negligence in nursing homes can take many forms. The people who cause this harm to your loved ones may or may not intend to do so, but the result is the same: harm to an innocent patient.
Nursing Home Negligence Cases
The nursing home negligence attorneys at the Lewis Law Firm have represented clients in cases involving:
- Bed sores
- Malnutrition and dehydration
- Clogged breathing tubes
- Medication errors
- Elder abuse
- Physical and sexual assault or abuse
- Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia