Nursing Home Negligence
Chicago Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
Patients depend on the nursing homes to provide care and treatment in a safe and reasonable manner. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is widespread throughout Illinois and far too often patients and their families become victims of the very institutions they rely on to keep them safe.
Nursing homes are big business in Illinois. Illinois is amongst the leaders in the country in the number of nursing homes in the state. The majority of these facilities are owned by financially driven corporations who emphasize the importance of profits over safety. The singular focus on profits has led to a rise in the neglect and mistreatment of patients.
Abuse and neglect can occur in many ways, and the harm is not always intentional. In most extreme cases the harm can cause injuries that result in the death of a patient. In others cases the harm can cause injuries that result in a lifetime of disability, disfigurement, emotional despair, pain and suffering.
Types of Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, including, but not limited to the following:
- Bed sores, pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers
- Sepsis (Infections)
- Medication errors
- Malnutrition and Dehydration
- Verbal Abuse
- Physical and Sexual Abuse or Assault
File a Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Suit in Chicago
The attorneys at Cushing Law Offices have the experience and expertise to assist injured patients with their nursing home abuse and neglect claims. Our attorneys have successfully represented numerous victims so we have the knowledge, experience and financial resources necessary to prosecute even the most complex of these cases.
If you or a family member has been harmed during a stay at a nursing home please contact one of our experienced Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers today for a free consultation to evaluate your case. It will cost you nothing to speak with or meet with a lawyer to see if you have a case. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win.