Schwartz Injury Law

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Chicago, IL Nursing Home Infection Lawyers

DuPage County Nursing Home Infection Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys for Infection Lawsuits in Cook County

There are over 1.5 million residents living in nursing homes throughout the United States. According to the National Institute of Health, nursing home residents experience an average of 2 million infections per year, which amounts to far more than one infection for every resident. The alarmingly high rate of nursing home infections is due largely to weak and vulnerable elderly patients being subjected to substandard care, and in some cases, abuse. If you or a loved one has developed a serious illness due to a nursing home infection, it is important to speak with a skilled nursing home abuse and neglect attorney, so you understand your rights and options.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have made it our mission to provide a strong voice for honored elders in our society who are being mistreated in Chicago area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. We have in-depth knowledge of nursing home injury law and what it takes to ensure that victims are fully compensated.

When a nursing home patient suffers from an infection, our team goes to work immediately to thoroughly investigate the case and gather the critical facts and evidence necessary to move forward successfully. We have seen countless cases like these over the years, and we are often able to identify important clues that others might overlook that point to a poorly designed care plan. Our extensive experience and strong attention to detail are major reasons we have secured so many victories for our clients.

Common Infections in Illinois Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents are vulnerable to a wide range of infections, and some of the most common include:

  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Soft tissue and skin infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections

Though the elderly are already at risk for various types of infections, conditions within many nursing homes often make the problem far worse. For example, inadequate staffing leads to a culture of neglect. When patients are not monitored as closely as they should be, bed sores, falls, fractures, breathing tube injuries, and similar hazards occur more often. Unsanitary conditions are another major contributor to infections. Science Daily reported that because of bacterial infections such as E. Coli, roughly a quarter of nursing home patients have been colonized with drug-resistant bacteria.

Speak with a Seasoned Cook County Nursing Home Infection Lawyer

Cases involving nursing home infections can be complex and challenging to pursue. Often, there are multiple factors that contribute to the infection, and it requires a team of skilled professionals to get to the bottom of the issue. At Schwartz Injury Law, we work collaboratively on behalf of each client we serve, and we have longstanding relationships with physicians, nurses, and other medical professionals who can be called upon to help strengthen our case. This puts our clients in a strong position to obtain a favorable outcome. If you or someone close to you has suffered a nursing home infection, contact us today at 312-535-4625 for a free consultation. We serve clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Winnebago County, and throughout Illinois.

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