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Having 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. At the Law Office of Attorney Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!

At the law Offices of Attorney Dan Newlin, Chicago, we are 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, Attorney Dan Newlin 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. Attorney Dan Newlin and his 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 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. Attorney Dan Newlin and his 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 Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.

Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are businesses that, at the end of the day, are focused on profits over the wellbeing of their residents. Nursing homes, like many other big businesses, are focused on the bottom line and sometimes this keeps them from providing a safe and adequate living environment. The costs of running these facilities may and often does tempt the business to cut quality of care to improve the bottom line. Unfortunately, when you cut costs it naturally follows that the quality of care of the residents will negatively be impacted.

That said, how do you rest at night not knowing that the nursing home you have chosen for yourself or a loved one doesn’t put their profits over residents’ wellbeing and health? By being actively involved in the process before and during the loved one’s stay. Go to the facility regularly, look around and make sure that it is properly staffed, clean and the residents look comfortable and calm. Try to show up at different times of the day and on different days of the week. If you have questions about your nursing home negligence case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation. 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.

When abuse is going on there are always signs. Here is a list of common signs to look for and questions to consider when visiting a potential nursing home:

  • Does the facility accept Medicare and Medicaid? The reason to ask even if you are not eligible for these government plans is because in order for the facility to accept these plans and funds, they must have certification and must comply with government standards with regard to care.
  • Is the staff friendly or overworked? Does it appear that there is more than enough staff (e.g., nurses, aids, custodians) to ensure the needs of the residents are met? If there is a shortage of staff, it is probably safe to assume that the residents are not being properly cared for.
  • Is the staff respectful? Observe a staff member before they walk into a resident’s room. Did they knock before they entered? Are residents comfortable around the staff or are they distant? Are they fearful or timid when the staff is present? Does the staff refer to the patients by name? Are their doctors or registered nurses on staff during the day as well as night to assist the residents if needed? Does the facility administration conduct background checks to ensure the staff is free from criminal histories or do they hire anyone who applies?
  • Make periodic stops at the facility day, evening, night as well as on different days. Does the facility always appear clean? Do the residents appear well taken care of? Are they bathed? Have they eaten? Are they dressed? Do they have the same clothes on? How is the temperature in the facility?

While the issue of nursing home abuse is unlikely to disappear in the foreseeable future, your ability to prevent the possibility of one of your loved ones falling victim to it can be minimized by exercising some caution and good sense. By being proactive, there is hope that you have the ability to not become a future statistic. If you have questions about your nursing home negligence case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation. 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.

My staff and I 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 negligence, 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 nursing home negligence. On many occasions we find that nursing home negligence victims many times are left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence. Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced nursing home negligence lawyers will fight for you. 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.

Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims.

If you have questions about your nursing home negligence case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.