Nursing Home Negligence Attorney Chicago
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If your loved one has been injured due to nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Taking action can not only achieve justice and compensation for your loved one, but protect others from the same harmful treatment.
At Trapp & Geller, our nursing home negligence attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured and abused elders in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois. Over more than 30 years, we have obtained many millions in compensation for clients who have suffered serious injuries and families who have lost loved ones due to injuries, neglect or wrongful death at nursing homes.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with an experienced Chicago nursing home negligence attorney.
We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer Chicago
When we place family members in nursing homes or long-term care centers, we expect the institution to care for their needs and protect them from harm. Sadly, in many cases, nursing homes fail in their obligations, and elderly residents are left to suffer serious injuries and even wrongful death.
Whatever the cause of nursing home neglect, the injuries cause elderly residents to live their days in pain and fear, when they should be enjoying peace and comfort and personal attention. Our Chicago personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of the injured and obtaining fair and just compensation for our clients.
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What is nursing home negligence?
Trapp & Geller’s nursing home lawyers have worked in many nursing home negligence cases. Some common examples of injuries are:
- Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers)
- Restraint injuries
- Medication errors
- Nursing home slip-and-falls
- Fractures and burns
- Injuries caused by wandering off/elopement
What constitutes nursing home negligence?
Federal and State law require that a nursing home protect and promote the rights of each resident.
Nursing homes are responsible for the proper services of each resident they house, however, in many cases, nursing home negligence is a result of cost-cutting measures and improper staffing taken by the institutions. Nursing homes are unable or unwilling to hire enough staff members, leaving too few qualified staff members to care for residents.
What is the Nursing Home Reform Act?
Due to widespread nursing home negligence, the federal government passed the Nursing Home Reform Act in 1987. According to Medicare.gov it states that any nursing home participating in federal funding must “provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in accordance with a written plan of care.”
Those participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid must:
- Be free from discrimination
- Be free from abuse and neglect
- Allow residents to exercise their rights as a U.S. citizen
- Have your representative notified when needed
- Get proper medical care
- Be treated with respect
- Be free from restraints
- Have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge
- Allow residents to participate in activities
- Allow resident to spend time with visitors
- Allow resident to form or participate in resident groups
- Allow resident to manage their own money
- Provide information on services and fees
- Provide proper privacy, property, and living arrangements
- Allow resident to file complaints