Schwartz Injury Law

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Chicago, IL Wrongful Death Attorneys

DuPage County Nursing Home Wrongful Death Attorney

Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawyers Handle Cases Throughout Illinois

Nursing home abuse and neglect is a growing problem that is getting worse as our population ages. Patient load increases and staffing shortages have caused many of the most vulnerable in our society to receive substandard care. Sadly, many victims of nursing home mistreatment do not survive. If you have lost a loved one who was in a nursing home, and you believe it was a result of negligent or abusive treatment, it is important to speak to a skilled wrongful death attorney, so you understand your rights and options.

At Schwartz Injury Law, we are committed to fighting for the rights of nursing home abuse and neglect victims and their families. We have in-depth knowledge of this area of the law, and we have the dedication and resources necessary to hold those responsible for this egregious conduct fully accountable. We understand what family members go through when they lose a loved one due to nursing home mistreatment, and we work closely with you to ensure the legal process is smooth and seamless.

Wrongful Death in Illinois Nursing Homes

Studies show that preventable deaths in nursing homes have risen exponentially in recent years. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Falls: The largest percentage of premature nursing home deaths is due to falls. When frail and vulnerable elderly people fall down, they can easily sustain serious fractures and other types of injuries that often turn fatal.
  • Choking: Alzheimer's and dementia patients, residents who have difficulty chewing or swallowing, and those with no teeth or ill-fitting dentures are at a high risk of choking. When there is inadequate staffing, nursing homes often lack the manpower to properly monitor residents during mealtime.
  • Assault: Elder abuse in the form of assault by nursing home staff or other patients often causes life-threatening injuries and fatalities.
  • Bed Sores: Staffing shortages often lead to a situation where patients are left lying in one spot for an extended period of time without being repositioned. This can cause serious and potentially fatal bed sores.
  • Medication Errors: Overmedicating, under-medicating, improper mixtures of medications, failure to provide food or water with medications, losing track of medications, and many other medication errors can lead to fatalities.

Nursing home wrongful death cases can be quite complicated. The death of a nursing home resident is typically due to a series of events that happen over a period of time. Even falls are not one-time events; they are usually the result of a poorly designed care plan and/or failure of staff to properly monitor the patient. To prevail in a wrongful death action, you need to understand the complexities of such cases and how to review the nursing home documentation to identify various red flags that may indicate the presence of abuse or substandard care.

Speak with a Skilled Cook County Wrongful Death Lawyer

At Schwartz Injury Law, we have seen virtually every issue that can come up with regards to nursing home care, and we have a strong track record of securing favorable results for our clients. We offer free consultations, and we are dedicated to providing the personalized service our clients deserve. 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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