It's difficult to imagine that the nursing home you hired to care for a loved one may be abusing him or her. Unfortunately, elder abuse occurs in many elder care facilities and it can cause significant physical and emotional harm to the victim.
At Cavanagh Law Group, our lawyers are strong advocates for nursing home residents in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If your family member was abused or neglected while in nursing home care, our lawyers will work tirelessly to obtain compensation for your loved one and hold the nursing home accountable.
Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you think your family member is a victim of abuse in a nursing home or elder care facility.
Warning Signs of Elder Abuse
Victims of elder abuse may be hesitant to report incidents of abuse for fear of retaliation by their caregivers. Others may be unable to voice their complaints. Family members are often the first to notice signs of abuse such as bruises, emergency room admissions or unexplained fears.
There are many different types of abuse that may occur in a nursing home setting such as:
- Physical abuse;
- Excessive use of restraints;
- Overmedication of residents;
- Sexual abuse;
- Psychological or emotional abuse; and
- Financial abuse such as theft, unauthorized use of credit cards or identity theft.
If your family member has been abused by nursing home staff, the nursing home may be responsible for lack of supervision or proper employment screening. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no fees unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for your family member.
Contact Our Cook County Elder Abuse Attorneys
To discuss your case with a nursing home abuse attorney in Chicago, call at 312-425-1900 or contact us by e-mail.