Physical or Sexual Assault or Abuse in Nursing Homes
Nursing home residents are easy targets of physical or sexual abuse because of their physical dependence on others. Many residents cannot communicate, and therefore cannot report abuse themselves. Maltreatment of the elderly is absolutely unacceptable, and deserves severe punishment to both the perpetrator and the nursing home that allowed abuse to occur. Physical abuse encompasses both sexual assault and any form of physical assault or maltreatment.
A resident may not be able to speak for themselves, but their physical condition can reveal warning signs of nursing home abuse. These signs include unexplained cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones. If you believe that a relative has been physically or sexually abused by a nursing home employee, or by a fellow nursing home resident, it is crucial to take action immediately. Do not hesitate to report the abuse to the Illinois Department of Public Health and remove the resident from the home as soon as possible.
Then call our injury attorneys who have successfully represented victims of nursing home abuse for over 25 years and can help you seek justice for your loved one. Taking action against abusive staff and negligent nursing homes sends a strong message that these actions will not be tolerated.
Complete our free online case evaluation form, or call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to speak with one of our experienced nursing home lawyers. We are happy to discuss your potential case with you and go over all of your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. You will never pay any fees unless we successfully resolve your case, so contact us today to learn more.