Lawsuits against home health care agencies
Imagine an 85-year-old elderly woman lying mostly paralyzed in a nursing home, unable to properly care, feed, or dress herself. The woman’s daughter, who relatives say had been living in her car with her dog, used the 85-year-old’s social security number to pay for a brand new apartment and took over as her mother’s sole caregiver.
Over the next two years, according to police and court records, the woman took her elderly mother to the doctor only once. As her mother’s health declined, the daughter stopped cooperating altogether, and hired a nurse advise her mother on preventing bedsores.
By the end of that year, the 85-year-old mother, died of septic shock resulting from severe bedsore infections.Lawsuits against Home Health Care Agencies
Home health care services provide a wide range of medical care and support to individuals suffering from illnesses or recovering from injuries. Home health care is an alternative to hospital, assisted living, or nursing home care that allows individuals to receive care and treatment in the comfort of their own home. However, like other recipients of long-term care, individuals are at risk, injury, or death when providers fail to provide adequate care, and like nursing home and assisted living residents, home health care recipients have the right to take legal action to hold negligent providers accountable.Home Health Care Neglect Lawsuits
For over 20 years, our lawyers have fought to protect the safety and well-being of individuals in all types of long-term care settings. We have represented families and individuals in lawsuits involving:
- Burn injuries
- Malnutrition and/or dehydration
- Medication errors
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Pressure ulcers
- Wandering or elopement
Our attorneys at Levin & Perconti understand that most people do not know where to turn when a loved one is injured or loses his or her life as a result of home health care negligence or abuse. We are here to guide you through the legal process. Our firm has the experience and resources to handle even the most complex home health negligence lawsuits and our adversaries know that we will never settle a case for less than fair compensation for our clients.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death at the hands of an Illinois home health care agency, we may be able to help you recover compensation for the harms caused to you. Please note that there are time limitations for filing lawsuits against home health care providers in Illinois, so it is important to take action as soon as you suspect abuse or negligence.
Call us at 877-874-1417 to speak to an attorney about your potential case, or contact us through our website contact form and a lawyer will call you back at your convenience. You can also leave your contact information and a brief summary of your potential case with our live chat operator and they will forward this information to our lawyers.
All initial consultations are free and you will not pay us attorneys’ fees unless or until we recover a settlement or verdict in your favor.