Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago residents now live in nursing homes or will live in nursing homes at some point in their lives. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities should be places where an elderly or disabled family member goes to enjoy a life of rest, comfort and safety. Unfortunately, many nursing homes in Chicago are owned and operated by companies or individuals who are motivated by profits rather than the needs of their residents. All too often, these facilities are staffed by individuals who lack proper training and/or do not have the best interests of your loved one in mind.

Once a family has made the difficult decision to place a loved one in the care of a nursing home or an assisted living facility, a family and the love one have a right to expect that the loved one will not be injured as a result of neglect or abuse. In Illinois, the law governing the operation of nursing homes is the Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45/). The Nursing Home Care Act protects residents against abuse, neglect and mistreatment and requires nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide a clean and safe environment for residents. Unfortunately, many nursing care facilities fall far short of the law, and elder abuse and neglect is commonplace in many facilities across Chicago.

If you or a family member have suffered injuries as a result of nursing home negligence in Chicago or the Suburbs may entitle you to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long-term care. I have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and I will fight for you!!!

I am honored to protect and fight for victims of nursing home negligence. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, I understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from nursing home negligence. On many occasions we find that nursing home negligence victims many times are left with more severe emotional and physical injuries then victims of other types of negligence and are also often times left with more permanent physical and emotional incapacitating injuries. Me and my team of experienced nursing home negligence lawyers will fight for you!

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 I am here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Me 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. Me and my experienced team of Chicago nursing home negligence attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your nursing home negligence case call me now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Nursing home neglect and abuse are realities in the State of Illinois and it is critical that nursing home staff members who injure your loved one through neglect or abuse are held accountable for their actions. Nursing home neglect and abuse can be the result of any number of causes. Among the more common causes seen in Chicago are the following:

  • The facility may be understaffed
  • Staff may not be qualified for their assigned responsibilities
  • Inadequate employee background checks
  • Inadequate maintenance of medical equipment
  • Inadequate cleaning of the facility

Nursing home neglect and abuse is often difficult to detect, and families should be on the lookout for common warning signs. There are various warning signs of a problem potentially involving nursing home neglect and abuse that are commonly seen in Chicago:

  • Untreated bedsores, wounds, cuts, bruises, or welts
  • Abnormally pale complexion
  • Bruises in a pattern that would suggest restraints
  • Excessive and sudden weight loss
  • Fleas, lice, or dirt on resident or in resident’s room
  • Poor personal hygiene, unpleasant odors or other unattended health problems
  • Torn clothing or broken personal items

Our firm will hold these facilities responsible for nursing home neglect and abuse, which can be exhibited in the form of:

  • Bedsores and decubitus ulcers
  • Carelessness and negligence resulting in death
  • Medication errors
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Burns
  • Falls/Drops
  • Elopement
  • Physical and sexual abuse
  • Chocking

If you have an elderly or disabled loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, the thought of that person falling victim to nursing home abuse is horrifying. Unfortunately, this kind of abuse does occur in Chicago. I have years of experience litigating nursing home neglect and abuse claims on behalf of clients whose loved ones were harmed by nursing home neglect or abuse.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect you may be entitled to recover monetary damages under the law. These damages can include compensation for medical bills and caretaking expenses. You may also be able to recover damages for pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement, loss of a normal life or emotional distress.

Me and my team possess decades of highly qualified experience in nursing home abuse and neglect cases and have represented individuals in these types of cases for many years. I work closely with medical experts to evaluate the facts and circumstances of each case. It is through a coordinated effort between me and the field’s leading medical experts that the firm is able to secure the highest possible compensation for loved one who have been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect.

If you or a loved one has suffered nursing home abuse or neglect call me at (312) 888-8000 now to speak with me and learn more about your legal rights.


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