Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represents patients and families in lawsuits against negligent nursing homes in Illinois. Our experience handing these type of case has taught us that there are frequently questions encountered by families as to their legal rights. In response, we have assembled a set of Illinois nursing home abuse frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) for concerned families to review.
Of course, every situation is different and deserves to be evaluated on its own. Should you have questions related to an episode of nursing home abuse or neglect at a skilled nursing facility in Illinois, we invite you to contact our office for a complimentary evaluation with an attorney who has experience with similar matters.Why Problems Seem to Abound in Nursing Homes
It’s easy to blame the nursing home demographic— elderly people are generally frail and sick as the reason that situations involving patient injury and death seem to be associated with nursing home care. Using these reasons is nothing more than an excuse for the sad state of many nursing homes in Illinois.
While the demands placed on nursing homes in the state seem to grow, not all the stresses are the result of their patients. Today nursing facilities are increasingly operated as a moneymaking business as opposed to a medical facility where care is provided. In order to maximize profits, operators of faculties may hire nurses and other staff who are inexperienced so they can pay them less than a veteran worker.
Similarly, facilities will consciously under-staff their facilities. Hiring fewer workers to perform a job means fewer overheads for wages. Unfortunately, this also means less care provided to patients who need staff assistance.
Without they require patients suffer from both acute and ongoing episodes of neglect. Common nursing home injuries stemming from insufficient staffing levels and overall cost cutting include:
- Bed Sores
- Medication Errors
- Physical Violence and Sexual Abuse
- Unsupervised Accidents
- Untimely Deaths
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understands the feelings of betrayal families that result when their loved one suffers an injury or extended neglect during a nursing home admission. Our Illinois nursing home attorneys appreciate families’ frustration and anger when they realize a loved one has been mistreated. We welcome you to contact our office for a free review of your situation with an attorney who has experience prosecuting these cases.
If you retain our office to represent you, we will handle your case on a contingency fee basis where we will only earn a legal fee when we are successful in obtaining a recovery from the negligent facility. Put another way, we are deeply committed to invest the time and resources necessary in order to hold nursing homes fully accountable for their acts.
Unfortunately, the facilities we entrust with the care of our loved ones don’t always uphold their end of the bargain and patients at some of the most highly regarded facilities get ignored and needs go unsatisfied. The decisions made by nursing home owners and management to reduce staffing levels as a method for maximizing corporate profits has a negative impact on the care that Illinois nursing home patients receive on every aspect of their care.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers understands the feelings of betrayal families that result when their loved one suffers an injury or extended neglect during a nursing home admission. Our nursing home attorneys appreciate families’ frustration and anger when they realize a loved one has been mistreated in situations such as:
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide focused and dedicated legal representation for victims of nursing home abuse. Contact us at 888-424-5757 for a free case evaluation with a nursing home attorney who has experience with your type of case – or complete our online contact form.