When Nursing Home Neglect was the Reason for an Injury or Suspicious Death
When you entrusted your elderly parent, spouse or other family member — or your disabled adult child, sibling or spouse — to the care of a nursing home, you had every right to expect quality care and monitoring. Your family no doubt researched the nursing home’s standards and believed the long-term care facility was in compliance with state and federal laws aimed at keeping residents safe.
Why, then did the nursing home allow conditions that led to your loved one’s injuries such as a fall or development of bed sores? You may have experienced guilt when you learned that your family member died of an infection caused by decubitus ulcers that were not prevented, diagnosed or treated in a timely manner.
You are right to want and expect answers regarding a nursing home injury.Parker & Parker Attorneys at Law offers free initial consultations. Let us explain how we can discover the cause of your loved one’s injuries and pursue the right legal remedies.
We are Here to Give You a Voice After a Nursing Home Injury or Fatality
Your main motivation in looking for a trial lawyer handling nursing home neglect cases may be to prevent future such occurrences in the same facility. We share this cause. If our law firm represents you, we will work hard to give you a voice as we help you pursue an injury claim or wrongful death claim.
Whatever the circumstances and whatever your objectives in seeking legal counsel, Parker & Parker Attorneys at Law, a plaintiff’s law firm in Peoria, is available to examine the facts of the case. Over the years, this law firm has developed a strong nursing home neglect practice. We look forward to hearing about what happened to you or your loved one. We can advise you as to whether you have a valid claim and if so, we can help you determine whom to file a claim against. Who was ultimately responsible — and who should compensate you or your family? More often than not, investigations reveal systemic problems such as understaffing that create conditions leading to preventable injuries and deaths of residents.
Examples of nursing home negligence such as that experienced by your loved one include:
- Failure to keep the nursing home properly staffed with screened, competent care givers
- Inattentiveness or professional malpractice by a care manager or nursing home director
- Failure to properly monitor safety of residents the night (or day) an injury occurred or was discovered
- Medication errors or care failures originating with the supervising nurse responsible for dispensing medication and responding to emergencies
- Failure of care managers to follow through after a doctor or therapist who visited the resident recommended a treatment or safety measure
- Failure of the nursing home to properly hire, train or hold accountable a food services manager or supervisor
- Failure to turn residents and otherwise prevent bed sores
- Failure to provide adequate staffing to appropriately lift residents or accompany them to the bathroom, resulting in falls
- Failure to properly train staff to prevent scalding during bathing
Report Nursing Home Abuse to Authorities – Contact an Attorney for Information and Advocacy
In addition to cooperating in a review by our law firm, we may recommend that you call the hotline for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to report neglect or abuse. For more information, request a consultation with a lawyer at Parker & Parker. Call 309-673-0069 or email us through this website to schedule a free consultation.