Nursing Home Bedsores
In our 15 years of practicing Illinois personal injury law, nursing home abuse and neglect cases constitute among the most galling matters we've handled. Unfortunately, most residents and family members don’t know about the resources available to them.
Thanks to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act, abuse, neglect, and carelessness at nursing homes are legally actionable offenses. If you or a loved one has developed bedsores while at a facility, the home must prove that the sores were unavoidable and that the staff provided effective care after sores were detected.
Why do bedsores develop? In some cases, nurses make poor care decisions. In other cases, a pervasive culture of abuse and neglect at the home may be to blame. For instance, as outrageous as it sounds, at some nursing homes, lazy staff have tethered patients with restraints to avoid having to take care of them. These patients literally become prisoners in their own beds. They can develop uncomfortable sores, which can subsequently become infected and lead to clotting, contusions, full blown body infection, fever, gangrene, loss of muscle tone, and even death.
There is no reason you or your loved one should stand for this kind of treatment. The law is on your side. Our Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys can make filing a claim simple and efficient. We provide a "zero fee guarantee." That is, we advance all investigation, litigation, and court costs. You won’t pay dime one unless and until we collect money for you.
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