Failing to provide necessary medical care to nursing home residents can take many forms. It is also a type of nursing home neglect, and in some cases, abuse. When a nursing home fails to provide necessary medical care to a resident, and a medical complication, injury, or illness results, then the nursing home can be civilly liable for any losses or damages.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness as a direct result of a nursing home’s failure to provide proper medical care, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit against the responsible person, as well as the nursing home. The experienced Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at Malman Law can assist you with filing your claim and/or with pursuing litigation in your case. Please give us a call to learn more about how we can assist you with filing a claim for nursing home abuse or neglect.
Failing to provide necessary and proper medical care to a nursing home resident can take several different forms. Some of the most common types of nursing home neglect include the following:
Nursing homes owe their residents a very high duty of care. Specifically, they are required to make sure that they properly care for and treat their residents well at all times. Part of this duty of care involves providing patients with the proper treatment, procedures, therapy, and medications that they need.
When a nursing home fails in this regard, and an illness or injury results, the nursing home and/or the nursing home staff may be responsible. If you can demonstrate that a nursing home employee, or the nursing home itself, acted in a negligent manner, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit for damages. As part of these damages, the nursing home resident may be able to recover monetary compensation for his or her medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, permanent disability, or loss of use of a body part.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or illness while residing in a nursing home because of negligent medical care, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Proving a case against a nursing home staff member, or against the nursing home itself, can be difficult. You, as the injured victim, have the burden of proving all of the legal elements of your claim, as well as your damages. Therefore, you should speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible about your claim.
The knowledgeable legal team at Malman Law can assist you with filing a claim or lawsuit against a nursing home for monetary damages. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Chicago nursing home abuse attorney, please call us today at (312) 629-0099 or contact us online.