Chicago Nursing Home Bed Sore Lawyer
When we check our loved ones into a nursing home, we do so in order for them to receive the best care possible, especially if they suffer from a particular medical condition that we are unequipped to address.
None of us expect that they will turn into victims of abuse in these homes. Unfortunately, these violations occur in hundreds of nursing homes every day around the country. If you or your family has suffered as a result of negligence or outright abuse, you have options.Did your loved one suffer serious injuries or die as a result of negligence in an Illinois nursing home?
If so, we may be able to help you seek fair compensation for your family’s losses. Our attorneys have represented clients in nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuits for over twenty years, including a number of cases involving neglect, abuse, or death. If you need help, contact us today so that we can discuss your potential claim.Negligence in Nursing Homes
Nursing home and related facility residents often have medical problems or are unable to support themselves. Nursing home staff should be informed on each patient to properly perform each need they may require.
At Levin & Perconti, we’ve dealt with hundreds of nursing home neglect cases, including those where a loved one has fallen, choked, been burned, has pressure sores and ulcers, or has died. These failures often occur when nursing homes do not employ sufficient staff to address the special needs of each of the residents under their care.
If you believe that a loved one has suffered from a serious injury or death as a result of negligence within an Illinois nursing home, you should take action quickly. Contact us online or call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to set up a free and confidential consultation with one of our lawyers to review your case.Holding Facilities Accountable
Some of our most notable nursing home negligence cases include but are not limited to:
- $2.9 million record nursing home jury verdict against a suburban Homewood nursing home for the family of a deceased 57-year-old resident who was suffocated due to the home’s negligent care of her tracheostomy tube.
- $2.8 million record nursing home pressure sore settlement against a suburban Hillside nursing home and physician for a 59-year-old resident who developed multiple painful and infected bedsores which took four years to heal.
- $1.5 million settlement for an 87-year-old nursing home resident who suffered severe burns when seated in a steaming-hot sitz bath.
- $2.3 million settlement for the family of an 88-year-old assisted living facility resident who developed severe and infected bed sores which ultimately brought about her death. Her doctor was criminally indicted for his conduct and charged with involuntary homicide.
Unfortunately, the quality of care in nursing homes often falls below the minimum standard required to keep residents safe and healthy. While negligence is a serious threat for residents, so are bed sores, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, prescription errors, abuse, wandering, and other circumstances that are seen far too often. At Levin & Perconti, we have the experience necessary to ensure that justice is done. Request a free consultation today so that we can get started helping you.