Schwartz Injury Law

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Chicago, IL Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Cook County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Injury Attorneys Helping Victims of Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facilities in Cook County and Throughout Illinois

If you have a loved one residing in a long-term care facility, you have a right to expect that they will receive proper care. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Nursing home populations are soaring, and many facilities do not have enough staff to provide adequate care. This has resulted in an increase of nursing home abuse and neglect in Chicago and throughout the country.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we believe it is an outrage that many of the most vulnerable in our society are subjected to substandard care, and one of our primary areas of focus is nursing home abuse and neglect. We have extensive knowledge of this area of the law, and we provide highly personalized service, working closely with clients throughout each step of the process. Our nursing home team works collaboratively on every case, leveraging our wide network of nurses, physicians and other professionals to put clients in the best possible position to achieve a favorable outcome.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Cases in Illinois

We handle a wide range of cases for nursing home neglect and abuse victims and their families. Some of the most common include:

We have seen virtually every issue that comes up in a nursing home care action, and we have an in-depth understanding of the complexities of such cases. For example, nursing home records are much different from hospital records, and knowing what to look for is key when examining evidence. A personal injury attorney who is not familiar with nursing home record keeping may miss clues that a trained eye will see. We have the knowledge and experience to see the various red flags that are often strong indicators of abuse, and we can often determine very quickly the best path forward toward a positive result.

Illinois Nursing Home Laws

There are federal and state laws that protect the rights and safety of those living in nursing homes. If a nursing facility is licensed by the state as a long-term care facility, it must be in compliance with the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. Under this law, covered facilities have a responsibility to protect nursing home residents from being neglected or abused. This law gives residents several rights, and some of the most important of these rights include:

  • The right to be free from abuse and neglect.
  • The right to refuse treatment.
  • The right to access and review their own medical records.
  • The right to manage their own financial affairs.
  • The right to be cared for by their own doctor (at their own expense).
  • The right to religious freedom.
  • The right to have phones and receive mail and visitors.

Speak with a Compassionate Cook County Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer

If you believe that a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse and/or neglect in Illinois, you may have the right to compensation. Schwartz Injury Law is committed to putting an end to the egregious practices that occur in Illinois nursing homes, and we have the knowledge and resources to ensure that those responsible are held fully accountable. For a free consultation with our office, contact us today at 312-535-4625. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Lake County, Kane County, and throughout Illinois.

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