Schaumburg, IL Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
Legal Representation for Nursing Home Negligence Victims in Illinois
Making the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is often difficult and emotional. When you choose a facility to provide the care your loved one needs, you do so with the expectation that he or she will be treated with compassion and competence. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Nursing home residents can be subjected to a wide range of abusive and neglectful behaviors at the hands of those you entrust with their care. If your loved one has suffered abuse or negligence while admitted to a nursing home, the attorneys at Grauer & Kriegel, LLC have the knowledge and experience to help. Elder negligence or abuse of any kind is abhorrent, and our attorneys fight to ensure the perpetrators are held accountable.
Senior citizens living in all types of assisted living facilities are vulnerable to abuse. Whether your elderly loved one has physical or cognitive challenges, they may suffer serious injury at the hands of their caretakers. Injury due to neglect of elderly nursing home residents is all too common. Our attorneys are highly experienced in handling cases of nursing home neglect of all types including:
Nursing Home Negligence in Illinois
It can be hard to identify nursing home neglect or abuse because many elderly nursing home residents have trouble communicating or are incapacitated. Those who are not verbally impaired may be afraid to speak up about mistreatment. Regular welfare check-ins with your loved one is recommended. When visiting, look for signs of abuse or neglect such as:
- Unable to see the resident right away or at all;
- Unable to be alone with the resident;
- Sudden change in the resident's behavior or personality;
- Missing possessions;
- Sudden weight loss; or
- Unexplained cuts, bruises, or other injuries.
When you feel like something is not right, trust your gut and investigate further. Our law firm can assist you in getting the answers you need to make sure your loved one is in a safe and supportive environment.
If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact us at 847-240-9010 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We will answer your questions and provide you with a free case evaluation. We only charge attorneys' fees when we win your case.