Chicago Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
Hello, I’m Chicago Attorney Dan Newlin, Former Police Detective. I would like to personally thank you for visiting my Nursing Home Negligence web page and it is my hope that you find it informative. Me and my team of attorneys have had the privilege and honor to help over 10,000 injury and accident victims and we would be honor to help you. I wish it wasn’t true, but Nursing Home negligence and abuse is very prevalent in our society today. Unfortunately, Nursing Homes are for profit business and thus the most important thing is not you but the bottom line. Nursing Homes cut costs and thus staff and the end result in that people get hurt.
I am proud to have created a legal team with proven results. My attorneys and I have recovered over 200 million for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you !!! I have built a legal-medical team which includes medical doctors, nurses, nursing home professionals and highly experienced attorneys on staff and ready to meet with you and evaluate your nursing home negligence and abuse claim. I promise that we will fight for you and be by your every step of the way until we reach our only goal, to get you and your family the justice you rightfully deserve.
Me and my attorneys are armed and ready to handle the most complex of nursing negligence cases. if you or a loved one have the victim of nursing home negligence or abuse call my office today at 312-888-8000 for a free consultation. Me or one of my attorneys will be more than happy to meet with you today.
Residents of nursing homes are uniquely vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Many elderly victims feel trapped, fear retaliation, and some have diminished mental capacity and aren’t even able to recognize the abuse. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), there are approximately 1,200 long-term care facilities in the state, serving more than 100,000 residents. Of those, nearly 400 are in the Chicago metropolitan area.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as the result of Nursing Home Negligence in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars in damages. Me and my attorneys have proven results, recover over 200 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims!!!
We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced Nursing Home Negligence attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your Nursing Home Negligence case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.
In recognition of the number of residents in nursing facilities and the potential for abuse and neglect, the state of Illinois passed the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, which defines the residents’ rights, including, but not limited to, the right to:
- Be free from abuse or neglect
- Manage their own finances
- Have their own clothing and belongings
- Free from restraints unless ordered by a physician
- Have access to their medical records
- Have visitors, mail, and phones
In addition to this act, nursing homes are also subject to federal laws protecting their residents. Despite these legal protections, abuse still occurs, and can result in serious injuries or death. The IDPH investigates approximately 6,000 complaints each year, including:
- Inadequate fall protection
- Undernourishment and dehydration
- Poor hygiene
- Inappropriate or incorrect medications
One of the best ways to protect your loved ones in nursing homes is to visit often, and vary the schedule of your visits. Whenever possible, talk to the staff, and make them aware that you are concerned with your loved one’s welfare. Ask questions about any bruises, sores or injuries; missing property; lack of hygiene; weight loss; or any other condition. If you suspect abuse, report it to the Illinois Department of Public Health, and, if necessary, the police.
If you or one of your family members has been a victim of nursing home abuse, contact a qualified nursing home attorney. Remember, your loved one may not be able to stand up for his or her own rights, so it’s important that you take steps to protect those rights. Me and my attorneys have extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations governing nursing homes, such as the Nursing Home Care Act. We can help the victims and their families recover compensation for any abuse or injuries they have suffered as the result of negligence or malfeasance on the part of nursing home staff or management. If a resident dies as the result of improper care, we can seek damages to compensate the family for their losses.
Me and my attorneys have always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries as a result of nursing home abuse, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of your accident. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, me or one of my experienced nursing home negligence attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your nursing home abuse case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.