What are some common forms of abuse?
If you're worried that your family member or loved one may be the victim of abuse, neglect, or some form of negligence, there are a number of signs to be aware of. In the worst of cases, nursing home abuse, neglect, or negligence can lead to life-threatening injuries or worse, a wrongful death. While it can be hard to know for sure if your loved one has been victimized, I can help you understand and identify the various forms of abuse, neglect, and medical negligence that can lead to serious injury. Generally speaking, most nursing home abuse cases cover the following:
- Bed sores and pressure sores
- Medication errors
- Physical and sexual assault or abuse
- Physical or chemical restraints
- Verbal abuse
- Other forms of elder abuse
Who regulates nursing homes?
Nursing homes in Illinois have to be licensed, regulated, inspected, and certified by a number of public and private agencies at both the state and federal level. This includes agencies like the Illinois Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Care Financing Administration. These agencies do have separate but often overlapping jurisdictions that are designed to oversee the care and treatment of any resident in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
Put My Experience On Your Side
At the end of the day, we all just want our loved ones to be taken care of. If you have any suspicion that yours is suffering from nursing home abuse, neglect, or negligence, don't wait. Call my office today and schedule a free consultation today so we can go over the details of your case. Together, we can help ensure your loved ones are taken care of and pursue financial compensation if they have been mistreated.