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Cook County Nursing Home Neglect Attorney

Cook County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Compassionate Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys Serving Clients in Chicago, Illinois

There are hundreds of long-term care facilities in Chicago and the nearby Cook County suburbs. In recent years, Chicago area nursing homes have seen dramatic increases in patient loads, resulting in inadequate staffing, poorly screened staff, and the numerous related problems that stem from this issue. Because of these problems, the number of incidents involving nursing home neglect and abuse has been on the rise.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have seen first-hand what has been happening in Chicago nursing homes for the past several years. Our nursing home team has helped countless clients obtain justice when they have been mistreated in a Cook County long-term care facility. We understand the pain and suffering victims and their families feel when the care of an honored elder is entrusted to an area nursing facility, only to have that trust betrayed. Our mission is to provide a strong voice to those who are in this situation, so those responsible can be held fully accountable.

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases

We have seen just about every issue that can occur in a nursing home setting. Some of the more common issues we encounter in Cook County nursing facilities include:

  • Life-Threatening Injuries: Neglect and various forms of abuse cause residents to develop serious and sometimes fatal injuries; such as bed sores, sepsis, infections, falls, fractures, choking, burns, breathing tube injuries, and many others.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies: Poorly trained nursing home workers have been known to fail in their duty to provide proper food and drink to residents, particularly those who are on special diets. This can result in malnutrition, dehydration, and similar issues.
  • Wandering and Elopement: When nursing home staff fails to pay close enough attention to what residents are doing, some have been known to wander around the facility or even leave campus, putting them in danger of serious injury. This problem is particularly common among Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
  • Physical Abuse: Nursing home workers with poor training and questionable backgrounds have been known to physically mistreat residents in numerous ways. Because many elderly residents are frail and vulnerable, there is a greater chance of serious injury occurring from this type of abuse.
  • Sexual Abuse: Perhaps the most egregious form of abuse that occurs in Chicago area nursing homes is sexual abuse. This can take many forms; such as inappropriate touching or fondling, forced nudity, and rape.
  • Wrongful Death: Substandard care in Cook County nursing homes may result in the untimely death of a resident. When this occurs, we go to work immediately to obtain justice for the victim's family.

Contact a Nursing Home Negligence Attorney in Chicago

If you or someone close to you has suffered abuse or neglect in a Chicago or suburban Cook County nursing home, you may have the right to compensation. At Schwartz Injury Law, our team works closely with victims and their families to provide the skilled and personalized representation they deserve. We also frequently call on top medical professionals to provide expert testimony to support our cases, putting our clients in the best possible position to obtain a favorable result.

For a free consultation with our office, contact us today at 312-535-4625. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, and communities throughout Illinois.
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