Nursing Home Negligence
Have you entrusted the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home, only to find that your loved one is being mistreated? Whether you know for a fact that your loved one was abused by nursing home staff or you suspect that negligence has taken place, we encourage you to discuss your personal injury case with us at Friedman & Bonebrake, P.C. Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect
One of the most common signs of nursing home neglect is bedsores, also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers. While not all bedsores are preventable, many are the result of an elderly resident not being moved from his or her bed or from his or her wheelchair and simply being allowed to stay in the same position for days at a time. Bedsores can be extremely dangerous, particularly if they become infected. It is important to take immediate action if you discover your loved one is suffering from them. Our Chicago nursing home negligence attorneys will provide you guidance on the steps to take.
Other signs of nursing home neglect include unexplained injuries such as bruises or cuts. This may be the result of your loved one not being properly monitored. Additionally, lowered energy levels may be the result of malnutrition or dehydration, and emotional withdrawal may be the result of abuse. Keep in mind that abuse can be either physical or emotional.Reasons For Nursing Home Neglect
When our lawyers investigate nursing home neglect cases, we frequently find that the facility was not properly staffed. Either there was not a sufficient number of workers or the workers were insufficiently trained. These are cost-cutting measures that the facility should be held accountable for if they result in harm to those who are supposed to be helped.Free Consultation: Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys In Chicago
Call us at 312-466-8200 or send us an email. We handle all nursing facility neglect cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we provide results.