Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Serving Cook County
Nursing home abuse cases tend to be particularly wrenching because of the dynamics involved. Our parents and grandparents enter such residences with the expectation that they will be treated with dignity and attentive care, but all too often the staff in such facilities fall short of that standard. Because a number of nursing home residents have limited ability to articulate their concerns, it can be difficult and frustrating to determine what is actually going on. Thankfully there are some warning signs you can use to educate yourself.
Watch for the Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
The most common form of nursing home abuse is almost certainly physical abuse, which can take the form of sexual assault, battery, physical restraint, food or water deprivation and any number of errors in medication, including overdose, inadequate dose and giving the wrong medication altogether. You may notice or suspect signs of neglect, including a failure to assist in eating, drinking or proper hygiene, and unsanitary living conditions that are allowed to persist. Finally, there is emotional abuse, characterized by threats, mockery and humiliating behavior. The surest way to determine if any of these activities are going on is to look for signs of agitation and injury in the resident herself, and to trust your relationship with her as you flush out the details.
Help for Injury Victims
If you believe that you or your loved one is suffering from nursing home abuse or neglect in Chicago, or anywhere in Illinois, don't wait. Please call Cavanagh Law Group at 312-425-1900 today. We work on a contingency basis, so you don't have to worry about any fees unless you win. We look forward to earning you a settlement that can help mitigate the pain you have experienced. Please contact one of our experienced Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys as soon as possible.
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Contact Cavanagh Law Group today at 312-425-1900, or by email. Serving Chicago, Oak Park, Skokie, Evanston, Glenview, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Niles, Elmhurst, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Palatine, Schaumburg, and all communities throughout Illinois.