It is estimated that over one million Americans reside in nursing homes. As the size of our aging population increases, this number is expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years. When you make the choice to place a loved one in a nursing home, you expect the nursing home to provide reasonable care and keep your loved one safe. Sadly, any Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer is aware that instances of nursing home negligence and elder abuse are frequent occurrences.
At Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, we have the skills, experience and knowledge of nursing home mistreatment to help evaluate the circumstances surrounding your claim of abuse or wrongful death. We know that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved one and our staff will treat your situation with the respect and care it deserves.
Chicagoland and Aurora Elder Abuse, Bedsores, and Exploitation Lawyers
Nursing home abuse and negligence comes in many different forms and is found in all types of nursing homes nationwide. Some warning signs of abuse and neglect are noticeable, such as pressure and bedsores, wandering and elopement, unexplained falls, sepsis, burns, malnutrition or dehydration and medication errors. Other signs of elder abuse in Alzheimer’s patients and other dementia patients that may not be as apparent include the following:
- Verbal Abuse
- Physical or Sexual Assault
- Psychological Abuse
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
Despite numerous state and federal regulations in place to provide protection for your loved one in these settings, flagrant violations occur every day. Recognizing the signs of abuse is crucial to ensuring that your loved one is not suffering from abuse or negligence.
Your Best Interests
At KJS, we keep your best interests in mind. Our team of personal injury lawyers can conduct an investigation to uncover the abuse or neglect and use the law to hold the nursing home accountable for the negligence. In addition to birth injury, wrongful death, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, brain injuries and premises liability suits, we have recovered significant nursing home verdicts and settlements for neglected residents and their families.
If you suspect that someone you love is the victim of nursing home neglect, elder abuse or related medical malpractice please take action quickly and protect your loved ones from further harm. Contact us online or call us at 312.782.2525 to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers.