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Chicago Physical Abuse in Nursing Home Attorney

DuPage County Physical Abuse Nursing Home Attorney

Dedicated Attorney for Injuries Caused by Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes in Chicago, IL

A nursing home is supposed to be a place where elderly residents can enjoy their golden years in peace. Unfortunately, this is far from reality. ABC News reports that abuse occurs in one out of every three nursing homes. In addition, a study by the National Center on Elder Abuse found that 17% of nursing home workers admitted that they had physically abused patients. Sadly, these figures vastly understate the problem. Many nursing home residents are afraid to report physical abuse for fear of reprisal, so the real numbers are no doubt much higher.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the sense of outrage loved ones feel when they learn that an aging family member is being physically abused at a nursing facility which they entrusted with their loved one's care. Our attorneys have extensive experience with nursing home abuse and neglect cases, and we know how widespread the problem of physical abuse has become. When abuse is discovered, we go to work immediately to uncover all the pertinent facts and evidence, so we can build the strongest possible case and hold those responsible for these egregious acts fully accountable.

Signs of Physical Abuse in Illinois Nursing Homes

Because so many cases of physical abuse go unreported, it is important to look for signs this might be occurring. Some of the most common signs include:

If you notice any of these or other warning signs, it is important to take immediate action. If you suspect physical abuse is occurring at a nursing home, you can report it to the Illinois Department of Public Health by calling their 24-hour hotline at 800-252-4343. Once you have reported the abuse and taken other steps to ensure the safety of your loved one, contact our office to discuss your legal rights and options.

Speak with a Responsive Cook County Nursing Home Physical Abuse Lawyer

The nursing home team at Schwartz Injury Law has helped countless Chicago area clients secure large settlements and verdicts in nursing home abuse cases. We understand the complexities of these types of cases, and what is necessary to secure full compensation from those responsible for the abuse. If you or a loved one has been physically abused in a nursing home, 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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