Malman Law Welcomes New Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Malman Law is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members with extensive experience with nursing home abuse and neglect in the Chicago area.
Matt Henry has spent his entire career working on nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Chicago and protecting the rights of our seniors. Mr. Henry joins the Malman Law team from one of the top nursing home firms in Chicago. He will head up the Nursing Home Department at Malman Law.
Additionally, we are pleased to welcome new associate Sonia Kapoor. Ms. Kapoor has several years of experience representing seniors who have sustained nursing home abuse or neglect. She received training at one of the largest nursing home abuse and neglect law firms in Chicago.
The addition of these two talented attorneys and their experience with nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Chicago are a tremendous asset to the Malman Law team. Our firm is now even better qualified to provide advice and counsel for nursing home abuse or neglect cases.
How do you know if you or a loved one may need assistance from a nursing home abuse or neglect attorney in Chicago? Look for the following warning signs:
1. Bumps and Bruises: Any evidence of physical abuse, such as bumps and bruises which are unexplained and unreported are cause for concern. If your loved one experiences a fall and sustains bruising, a report should be made. Additionally, if you ask your loved one about bumps or bruises and they cannot or will not tell you where they came from, that may be a sign of elderly nursing home abuse.
2. Depression: A certain period of adjustment when moving to a nursing home setting is normal. However, if your loved one becomes severely depressed or withdrawn you need to find out why.
3. Rapid Weight Loss or Gain: Significant changes in weight over a short period of time can signal different things including depression or improper medicine management. Issues with medicine dosing are especially concerning because while most likely not intentional, errors with over or under dosing can be fatal. Both may be signs of neglect in nursing homes.
4. Poor Personal Hygiene: If your loved one’s personal hygiene appears to be suffering, that is cause for concern about neglect in nursing homes. If resident appears unwashed or if their clothes are dirty and have not been changed, these are warning signs. Likewise if the towels or bed linens in their room have an odor or staining and appear not to have been cleaned in awhile.
5. Bedsores and Infections: Unfortunately, many people move to nursing homes because they are bedridden or are unable to get in and out of bed without assistance. For this reason, it is important that staff members regularly shift the patients to prevent bedsores and infections. If your loved one has bed sores or an infection that could have been prevented, most likely they are suffering from neglect in the nursing home, however inadvertent.
If you suspect that a loved one is not receiving adequate care, or is being abused or neglected, contact a Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect attorney immediately.