Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in DeKalb and Kane Counties

Protecting the Rights of Your Elderly Loved Ones

When you make the decision to place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you expect the caregivers you entrust with your family member’s wellbeing to provide proper care and attention. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and, due to any number of factors, residents may be neglected. At Turner & Sackett Law Offices in DeKalb and Kane Counties, our nursing home neglect attorneys will fight tirelessly on behalf of your loved one.

Call our law office today at (800) 653-0198 to request an initial case evaluation with a member of our team to get started.

Negligence and Nursing Homes

When a nursing home does not meet the standard of care that is required under the law, resulting in harm to residents, the facility may be held liable for it. Whether the act was intentional or rooted in neglect, you can take legal action and pursue compensation for your loved one’s suffering.

What Are the Causes of Nursing Home Neglect?

One of the most common causes of nursing home neglect is inadequate staffing. When nursing homes do not have enough staff to care for residents, employees become overworked, stressed, and may not be capable of providing the kind of care necessary to keep residents healthy, safe, and happy. Other causes of nursing home neglect include improper training and lack of background checks.

Below is a list of common types of nursing home neglect:

  • Medical neglect, including failure to administer necessary medications, improper care, and not reporting signs of illness or infections to doctors or nurses.
  • Social or emotional neglect, including isolation, failure to provide devices that make mobility possible for residents, and forgetting to move residents with extreme mental or mobility issues.
  • Improper hygiene and basic care, such as not regularly bathing or changing the resident’s clothes.

Here are some signs that may indicate your elderly loved one is being neglected:

  • Dehydration
  • Bedsores
  • Malnutrition
  • Personal hygiene problems
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Insomnia

Speak to an Experienced Attorney About Your Nursing Home Neglect Case Today!

If you believe your elderly loved one is being neglected, resulting in harm, you should consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details. At Turner & Sackett Law Offices in DeKalb and Kane Counties, our experienced team can provide the guidance and exceptional representation you need to secure the best results.

Contact our nursing home neglect lawyers to request a case evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you and your loved one. Call (800) 653-0198 today!

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