Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in DeKalb and Kane Counties
Protecting the Rights of Your Elderly Loved Ones
When you make the decision to place your elderly loved one in a nursing home, you expect the caregivers you entrust with your family member’s wellbeing to provide proper care and attention. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and, due to any number of factors, residents may be neglected. At Turner Law Group in DeKalb and Kane Counties, our nursing home neglect attorneys will fight tirelessly on behalf of your loved one.
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Negligence and Nursing Homes
When a nursing home does not meet the standard of care that is required under the law, resulting in harm to residents, the facility may be held liable for it. Whether the act was intentional or rooted in neglect, you can take legal action and pursue compensation for your loved one’s suffering.
Speak to an Experienced Attorney About Your Nursing Home Neglect Case Today!
If you believe your elderly loved one is being neglected, resulting in harm, you should consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible to discuss the details. At Turner Law Group in DeKalb and Kane Counties, our experienced team can provide the guidance and exceptional representation you need to secure the best results.
One of the most common causes of nursing home neglect is inadequate staffing. When nursing homes do not have enough staff to care for residents, employees become overworked, stressed, and may not be capable of providing the kind of care necessary to keep residents healthy, safe, and happy. Other causes of nursing home neglect include improper training and lack of background checks.
Below is a list of common types of nursing home neglect:
- Medical neglect, including failure to administer necessary medications, improper care, and not reporting signs of illness or infections to doctors or nurses.
- Social or emotional neglect, including isolation, failure to provide devices that make mobility possible for residents, and forgetting to move residents with extreme mental or mobility issues.
- Improper hygiene and basic care, such as not regularly bathing or changing the resident’s clothes.
Here are some signs that may indicate your elderly loved one is being neglected:
- Personal hygiene problems
- Untreated medical conditions
What qualifies as a personal injury?
A personal injury generally refers to any bodily injury sustained in an accident, from minor bruises to severe brain trauma. The most common personal injury claims arise from harm sustained from traffic wrecks, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, and medical malpractice.
What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Illinois?
Under state law, the statute of limitations (or deadline) for most personal injury claims in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. However, for claims against governmental agencies, there are special limitation periods that may be as short as a year. You should always consult with an attorney on what particular limitations period might apply to your claim. You should seek legal help immediately, as a delay may be fatal to your claim. Unless you have a special exception, your claim will be thrown out if you attempt to file after the limitations period has passed.
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. Although personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range—there may be significant economic and noneconomic factors in your individual case that may indicate that your particular claim would be valued at a significantly higher figure at trial in front of a jury. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. The knowledge of an attorney experienced in jury verdict value is extremely important. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?
Necessary evidence can vary case by case depending on the specifics of your situation. However, one of the most helpful pieces of evidence is your medical records. If you can prove that you sought medical attention for a serious injury after an accident, you are more likely to receive compensation to cover the expenses associated with said injury. Other helpful evidence includes any photographs of the accident scene, accident reports, witness statements, insurance forms, receipts, and any other physical evidence related to the injury.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury?
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. This means that personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.