Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Attorney
Helping Victims of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse Throughout Chicago
Entrusting an elderly or disabled loved one to the care of a nursing home can be extremely difficult for people, both emotionally and financially. We trust the health care professionals at these facilities to care for our loved ones, and we are deeply disappointed when that trust is violated.
Nursing home abuse is a serious personal injury matter that requires skilled and relentless representation. Whether your loved one was left unattended, suffered a fall, was physically or emotionally abused, or was allowed to develop bedsores, including Kennedy bedsores - we can help.
Our Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys at Morici, Longo & Associates hold nursing homes accountable to the high medical standards required under Illinois law. If you, your spouse, your parent, or another relative was injured because of the negligence of personnel at an Illinois nursing home, we are prepared to help you recover damages and achieve justice.
Examples of Abuse & Neglect in Nursing Homes
Although subtle, there is a difference between nursing home abuse cases and nursing home neglect cases. While one is a result of intentionally inflicting harm on the patient, the other is often a result of negligence or failure to act to prevent harm from occurring. Neither is less serious than the other, and both are deserving of justice.
We can help you obtain justice for any of the following types of nursing home abuse or neglect:
- Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
- Medication errors, including overmedication, improper dosages and failure to provide necessary medicines
- Failure to diagnose a serious medical condition or seek treatment
- Drops or falls resulting in serious injuries, including broken bones, bruising, paralysis, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Infections and sepsis
- Physical and sexual assaults by staff, residents, or visitors
- Choking injuries and asphyxiation
- Burn injuries
- Wandering (elopement)
Any of these situations may require a legal response on the part of family members and loved ones. Whether that response requires a Chicago nursing home emotional abuse attorney from our firm or a physical abuse lawyer, we are ready to help.
Filing a Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit
When you choose to retain our experienced firm, our Illinois nursing home neglect lawyers will begin a thorough investigation of your case to determine liability and calculate damages. We will work to identify the negligent physicians, nurses, aides, residents, or other parties who played a role in causing the injuries so that they can be held accountable for the damage they have caused.
Our nursing home neglect attorneys in Chicago seek the full amount of compensation available to our clients in those mentioned above, and other situations involving nursing home abuse and neglect.
Let Our Chicago Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers Help!
To learn more about how a Chicago nursing home injury lawyer at Morici, Longo & Associates can help you, we encourage you to fill out an online consultation form or call (312) 779-0366. Because we work on a contingency fee basis, there is absolutely no cost to you unless we make a recovery on your behalf. With decades of combined legal experience and a solid reputation as one of Chicago's leading personal injury firms since 1998, you can rest assured that your case will be in capable hands.