Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Having to put a family member of loved one into a nursing home is an emotional experience in and of itself. The last thing one needs is to worry about that person receiving the care and attention they require in order to live their final years in a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, even nursing homes are not spared the trauma of abuse and neglect. In fact, the number of nursing home abuse and neglect cases continues to rise at an alarming rate.

Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., is a Chicago Metro Area law firm specializing in representing injured plaintiffs in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Our firm is dedicated to providing you the best in legal services with the personal, one-on-one commitment only found in a mid-size law firm. If you have concerns about a loved one in a nursing home, feel free to contact us at 312.475.9595 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Chicago Metro Area nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers.

The Details on Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

What are some of the common signs that abuse or neglect is occurring?

The following conditions may be signs and symptoms of nursing home neglect and abuse:

  • Bedsores or ulcerated bedsores
  • Blood poisoning
  • Unexplained falls that result in broken bones, torn ligaments or extreme bruising
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Sexual or physical abuse by staff or other patients
  • Heavy Sedation

How does a nursing home abuse and neglect case work?

There are several types of proceedings available in nursing home abuse and neglect cases. One or even all may apply to your situation. These proceedings are:

  • An investigation and finding by an adult protective service agency to provide immediate relief help to the victim and prevent further harm;
  • A civil cause of action for damages to compensate victims and their families; and
  • Criminal prosecution to punish nursing home administrators and/or employees for the harmful conduct.

It is more important than ever to provide a safe haven for our elderly in their final years. Jerome Foreman & Associates, P.C., has successfully represented injured plaintiffs for over 30 years. Our policy has, and will always be, ‘Client First’.