Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Representing Elderly Victims Throughout Illinois
With an exploding population of people over the age of 65 throughout the
United States, more and more families rely on nursing homes and senior
care facilities to provide for the daily needs of aging relatives. Unfortunately,
the nursing home industry has not been able to keep up with the demand
for these services, resulting in unqualified and unskilled staff being
employed by these facilities. The incidence of neglect and abuse of seniors
in nursing homes has risen, with such cases involving abuse of basic needs,
medications, medical care, financial abuse and even sexual abuse, assault
No one expects their loved one to be so mistreated at a facility that is
supposed to care for these often vulnerable, weak, and incapacitated residents.
negligence or abuse occurs, family members may need to resort to legal action to
stop abusers and obtain justice and compensation for the victim. If you
have a family member whom you believe has been mistreated or neglected
at the hands of a nursing home or assisted living facility,
you can rely on the team at Duncan Law Group. The
Chicago personal injury attorneys at the firm can provide the legal support and guidance you need.
Do you think a loved one has been harmed in a nursing home?
If you believe that your elderly loved one has been harmed while under
the care of a nursing home facility, timely action will be crucial. Nursing
home abuse and neglect is often overlooked for no other reason than a
lack of evidence, but with the help of a Chicago injury lawyer from Duncan
Law Group, you can fight to ensure that the liable party's negligence
is brought to light. Even if the victim is unable to communicate their
side of the story, our firm may still be able to build an effective personal
injury case by:
- Collecting all pertinent evidence / documentation
- Examining the victim's medical records
- Speaking to other residents at the facility
- Examining any police reports that have been filed
- Reviewing the victim's financial records
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Neglect and abuse in a nursing home or assisted living facility can consist
of things like untreated bed sores, medication errors like over-medication,
malnutrition, dehydration, lack of appropriate medical care, and falls.
You can also take legal action over physical abuse resulting in cuts,
bruises, welts, sprains, or broken bones, enforced isolation or restraint,
emotional abuse consisting of threats, humiliation, or ridicule, sexual
abuse, or predatory financial behavior by caretakers, such as fraud, theft, and more.
The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act is legislation geared toward protecting these vulnerable senior citizens
from such mistreatment. By discussing your case with an experienced personal
injury attorney in Chicago, you may not only be protecting your family
member but others who could become targets of such abuse as well. The
team at Duncan Law Group has been advocating for the rights of victims
for more than a decade, and we are prepared to do the same for you. Call
now for a free consult!
Let Duncan Law Group Help You Put a Stop to Elder Abuse
When you come to Duncan Law Group for help with your personal injury case,
you can trust that you will be treated as more than just a case number.
We truly care about the well-being of our clients and their families, and we do everything in our power to ensure that they
are fairly compensated for the physical, emotional and financial damages
that they have suffered. This determination has this helped us to secure
tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, as we are ready
to do the same for you. Contact our office today to
schedule a free case evaluation with our award-winning attorney!