Iroquois County is located about ninety miles outside of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 29,718. Interestingly it is the only county in the United States named Iroquois. According to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, there are six Medicare/Medicaid certified facilities in Iroquois County. Each year, thousands of residents in Illinois fall victim to nursing home abuse or neglect. Often, these negligent acts go unpunished because vulnerable residents are unable to speak up or defend themselves. That is why it is crucial for family and friends to take action early if they suspect their loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect.What are the signs of nursing home negligence?
Signs and symptoms of negligence may include pressure sores, dehydration, malnutrition, wandering and elopement, overmedication or falls. If you suspect abuse or neglect, you should file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the state agency that enforces nursing home laws. Then, you should contact a nursing home lawyer with experience handling lawsuits against long-term care facilities.How do you choose the best nursing home lawyer for your case?
Although we are located in Chicago, we are proud to represent individuals from Iroquois county. Sometimes when individuals chose an attorney they do it only on geographic convenience. While sometimes this can be the right choice, it is often the case that a firm that is in close proximity to you does not have the experience handling cases similar to yours. It is important that your attorney has a lot of experience handling cases against nursing homes because they can be long and difficult. It is also important that you choose a nursing home law firm with the necessary resources to handle even the most complex matters. Since 1992 our attorneys have been working on cases of personal injury and negligence in nursing homes and we have the skills to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our team of 15 attorneys is nationally known for our success handling cases against nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies throughout Illinois. Attorneys in Illinois frequently call on us to handle all of their clients' nursing home matters because they know our record of success in these types of cases. We have achieved record verdicts and settlements against facilities throughout the state, and may be able to help you achieve justice.How can we help?
If you have questions, Contact Us or call us at 877-374-1417 to speak to one of our attorneys in a free and confidential consultation to evaluate your potential case. Or, visit our Successful Cases page to view some of our results for victims of abuse and neglect and the families of those wrongfully killed in nursing homes.
Name of Nursing Home: Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Address: 715 E Raymond Road, Watseka, IL 60970
Type of Ownership:* For-Profit Corporation
Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:* M. Petersen
CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 3 star out of 5 stars
* Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health's Nursing Homes in Illinois website
** Information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare website