Lawsuits Against Assisted Living Facilities
Many families throughout Illinois turn to assisted living facilities when their loved ones can no longer live independently and require some assistance with activities of daily living. Families often choose assisted living facilities when they believe that their loved one does not yet need the round-the-clock medical care and supervision of a nursing home.
Section 295.2000 of The Illinois Department of Public Health Assisted Living Code dictates that an assisted living facility may not accept a resident or keep a resident in the facility if he or she needs a level or type of service that the facility cannot provide or is not licensed to provide. However, sometimes assisted living facilities keep residents even when their conditions worsen to the point where the facility cannot provide sufficient care and support.
When this occurs and a resident suffers serious injuries or death, families may be able to take legal action against the facility. Families may also turn to the legal system when a resident is injured or killed because a facility failed to provide sufficient care or supervision to residents.
For over 20 years, our lawyers have fought to protect the safety and well-being of residents of long-term care facilities near Chicago and throughout Illinois. We have handled many lawsuits against assisted living facilities, including but not limited to those involving:
- Medication administration errors
- Pressure sores/bed sores
- Assisted living falls
- Physical abuse
If your loved one suffered serious injuries or died in an assisted living facility as a result of negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the facility. There are time limitations for taking legal action against Illinois assisted living facilities, so you must take action early to protect your rights.
Due to the complicated legal and medical issues associated with most assisted living negligence lawsuits, it is also important to do your research when choosing the best attorney to handle your case. Every case is unique, but you should look for a law firm that has experience handling cases like yours, and a proven record of success against assisted living facilities. You can usually find this information on a firm’s Successful Cases web page. Click on the following link to view some of our most notable assisted living verdicts and settlements.
We understand that you may not know where to turn when a loved one is injured or killed as a result of negligence in an assisted living facility. Our lawyers are here to help guide you through the legal process.
If you have questions about an assisted living lawsuit, please do not hesitate to call us at 877-374-1417, or contact us through our website and an attorney will call you back at your convenience. You may also leave your name, phone number and a brief description of your potential case with our live chat operator, and they will forward this information to our lawyers.
Please note that all initial consultations are free, and you will never pay us fees unless or until we successfully resolve your case.
Click on the video below to view recent CBS2 coverage of our pending lawsuit against Sunrise Assisted Living Willowbrook: