Mistreatment of Illinois nursing home residents – well as those nationally – is seen in a variety of studies, reports, and media sources. These information sources indicate that there is a significant degree of harm and injury in nursing homes (as well as related health care facilities such as assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospices, and retirement homes) that are caused by nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and/or nursing home accidents. Some of these injuries, as seen in various nursing home wrongful death lawsuits, lead to the death of the nursing home resident.
While it difficult to list all categories of the types and incidents that may lead to injury and/or a decline in the health and well-being of an Illinois nursing home resident, some of the major areas include:
- Nursing home falls
- Nursing home burns
- Nursing home neglect in the care of symptoms or ailments
- Nursing home sexual abuse
- Ignoring or otherwise failing to treat bed sores
- Malnutrition and/or dehydration
- Pharmacy errors
- Errors in the administration of medication
- Failure to respond in a timely fashion to health emergencies
- Cuts, scrapes, broken bones, and other physical injuries that are unexplained
In order to provide information and examples of various issues concerning nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, and nursing home accidents, Elman Joseph Law Group currently maintains two blogs that discuss and highlight new developments and stories concerning the issues mentioned above. As well, various lawsuits that pertain to these issues are highlighted. The sites containing this information are www.ChicagoNursingHomeAbuseAttorneyBlog.com and www.ChicagoBedSoresLaw.com
Should you know or suspect that someone you care for is being abused or neglected at an Illinois health care facility, Elman Joseph Law Group can help you determine whether the situation constitutes abuse or neglect, and what legal actions can be taken. Speaking with an Illinois personal injury trial lawyer from the Elman Joseph Law Group will help you understand the relevant laws and regulations regarding the injury or other harm that has occurred.
To speak with Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call him at (773) 392-8182 at any time.
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