There are both federal and state laws and regulations in place that are meant to prevent nursing home abuse. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Illinois Department of Public Health work diligently to uphold and enforce these laws through inspections and penalties for violations.
Unfortunately, government efforts are not enough to stop some people from abusing or neglecting the elderly residents who depend on them for care. Nursing home abuse takes many forms, including bedsores, unexplained falls and fractures, malnutrition, wrongful or inappropriate care, medication errors, sepsis, etc. The list goes on and on.
As if the abuse itself is not enough, the consequences for such abuse are even worse.
Abused residents can suffer emotional trauma, mental and behavioral problems, physical injuries, or even death. All of these problems and more are often suffered by residents of nursing homes in and around Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois.
Given that government enforcement efforts are not enough to stop nursing home abuse from happening, it is very appropriate to use civil lawsuits to hold nursing home facilities and their caretakers responsible for the reprehensible abuse they intentionally inflict or negligently allow to happen.
The Malman Law are committed to stopping nursing home abuse in Chicago, Illinois. We are a local law firm with nearly 25 years of experience in dealing with nursing home abuse cases. Our skilled nursing home abuse lawyers stand ready to assess your case and hold the abusers of your loved one accountable for what they have done.
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