Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

When you place an elderly family member into the care of a licensed Illinois long-term care facility or nursing home, you trust that the facility will provide a high level of medical and personal care and keep your loved one safe. Unfortunately, far too often that trust is betrayed by nursing home staff who either fail to provide the proper level of care or - worse - coldheartedly abuse your loved one.

Nursing Home Abuse

The amount of abuse and neglect that takes place every day in nursing homes in Illinois is staggering. There is often a continuing pattern of abuse at certain facilities. It is important during the investigation of a particular case of abuse to analyze the facility's history of violations of federal and state regulations to uncover any patterns of abuse or neglect. Having a skilled and compassionate law firm on your side can bring your family peace of mind by stopping the abuse or neglect and holding the nursing home accountable for its actions.

If you or a loved one was seriously injured as a result of nursing home abuse please contact Peter D. Cullotta, Ltd. Do not delay.

The signs of nursing home abuse or neglect are often subtle, and victims often fail to report it.
Here are some possible signs to watch for

Listlessness or stupor

Bed Sores

Rapid weight loss unrelated to a medical condition

Cuts or bruises that the staff cannot account for

A negative change in the patient's emotional state