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Settlement for a 72-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted by a male employee while living in a rehabilitation center.
Settlement for a client with severe bedsores during her stay at Villa Scalabrini Nursing Home. Her family was deeply unhappy with her care and had her transferred.
Settlement for a nursing home resident who fell out of his wheelchair and suffered a serious head injury that eventually led to his death.
Settlement for a nursing home patient who was admitted to the ICU after developing sepsis due to a bedsore as well as a colon infection. This had been caused by her nursing home’s negligence.
Nursing Home Abuse is a National Crisis
It’s shocking to know thousands of nursing home residents are victimized every day, many of whom have suffered right here in the Chicago area.
The U.S. has thousands of long-term care facilities serving millions of residents. Neglect, injuries, and abuse are very common in nursing homes across the country. Bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, fractures, sexual abuse, and medical malpractice can harm many of our loved ones in nursing homes.
COVID-19 has been spreading quickly in nursing homes, where residents are at a disadvantage because of age, underlying health problems, and living in close quarters. Residents may also be facing greater mental health issues owing to the pandemic and restricted visitation. Inadequate staffing, improper training, and lack of a proper COVID-19 contingency plans mean that nursing home residents face greater hardships than just the virus.
If you believe a loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home facility, take action now. Report the mistreatment and reach out to a lawyer to understand your family’s rights. Filing a claim helps protect your loved one and prevent future abuse.
Our lawyers have years of experience fighting against nursing home abuse and can help with your situation.
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How Were You Injured?
Here are some common issues that harm elders in nursing homes:
If nursing home residents spend most of their time in a bed or chair, without being moved by a nursing home attendant, bedsores can develop on their hips, feet, joints, and back-- wherever bones press against fragile skin. If left untreated, bedsores can cause infection, hospitalization, and even death.
Bone Fractures and Breaks
Falls are the most common cause of bone fractures in nursing home residents. It is the staff’s responsibility to prevent residents from falling by constantly monitoring them, carefully moving them, and assisting with walking.
Elderly people who are abused have a 300% higher risk of death than those who are not. Nursing home residents are common targets for abuse and neglect. If your loved one died suddenly or suspiciously, their nursing facility may be to blame.
Verbal and emotional abuse can be very painful for nursing home residents. Signs of emotional abuse include changes in personality, loss of interest in activities, withdrawal from or fear of staff or other residents, or worsened depression.
Falls can be caused by any number of things – from medications to malnutrition. Most falls can be prevented by nursing home staff. If your loved one suffered a fall, make sure it was not due to mistreatment, abuse, or neglect.
Residents who don’t get proper nutrition and hydration are at higher risk for bedsores, infections, and falls. Nursing homes must prevent malnutrition by carefully logging how much residents eat, offering a comfortable environment to eat in, and serving appetizing food.
Medication errors are often due to the negligence of nursing home staff. Errors such as distributing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage to a resident can be potentially fatal, as medications may be essential for a resident’s survival. One of the most dangerous and severe medication errors is overmedicating residents.
Nursing home residents are particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse. Many with advanced dementia cannot tell their families what is happening, so loved ones must be hyper-aware of this threat. Signs of sexual abuse include sexually transmitted infections, unexplained cuts or bruising, bleeding in the genital area, and extreme fear of a staff member or other resident.
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If your loved one has suffered injury or has been mistreated in any way, they may be entitled to significant compensation.
We are here to help you our clients get justice, compensation, and peace of mind. Reach out to us today for a free consultation by filling the form above or by calling us at 877-707-7717.
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