Schwartz Injury Law

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Chicago, IL Nursing Home Burns Attorneys

DuPage County Nursing Home Burns Attorney

Elderly Burn Victims Attorney For Cases Throughout Illinois

Nursing home residents depend on staff members to assist them with day-to-day activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Unfortunately, inadequate staffing is a growing problem in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Chicago and throughout the country. When nursing facilities are understaffed, residents are far more susceptible to burns and other types of serious injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury at a nursing home, it is important to speak with an experienced nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer to assess your case and review your options.

Schwartz Injury Law has helped countless victims of nursing home burns and other life-threatening injuries obtain large verdicts and settlements. We have extensive experience with nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and we know the ins and outs of this area of the law. When a nursing home resident suffers a burn injury, we go to work immediately to review the records from the facility and identify important factors that may show a pattern of negligence on their part.

Burn Injuries in Illinois Nursing Homes

Burns and other serious injuries happen in nursing homes mainly because the facilities are either understaffed or their staff is poorly trained. This leads to a wide number of hazards, including:

  • Burns from scalding bath or shower water
  • Burns from hot water spills
  • Burns from excessively hot food or drinks
  • Burns from residents smoking without proper supervision
  • Burns from candles left unattended
  • Burns from flammable medical hazards
  • Burns from nursing home fires

Burn accidents are often more serious among the elderly, who are unable to move as quickly to avoid the danger of fire hazards, and whose bodies are more frail and vulnerable to severe burns. When nursing home staff fail to live up to their duty to care for residents and keep them free from danger, the facility needs to be held accountable, so future instances of negligence can be prevented.

Speak With an Illinois Nursing Home Burn Injury Lawyer

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have the in-depth knowledge, resources, and dedication to secure highly favorable outcomes for burn injury victims and their families, even against well-funded adversaries. We offer free consultations, and we are committed to providing the highly personalized representation our clients deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered a nursing home burn injury, contact us today at 312-535-4625. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Winnebago County, and throughout Illinois.
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