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Holding Nursing Homes Accountable For Abuse And Neglect

When you trust a nursing home or long-term care facility with the health and safety of your loved one, it can be devastating to learn that they suffered abuse or neglect. If you suspect that a nursing home or care facility is abusing or neglecting your loved one, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case.

At Orzoff Law Offices, our Chicago area attorneys have over 55 years of experience helping clients hold nursing homes accountable and obtain compensation for their loved ones’ suffering. As a family-run, boutique law firm, we pride ourselves on providing the personalized representation and tailored legal solutions you deserve.

Understanding The Warning Signs Of Abuse And Neglect

Nursing home injuries can happen through physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and sexual abuse. There are numerous signs that can range from obvious injuries to minor behavioral changes that can indicate abuse or neglect.

Common signs to look for include:

  • Bedsores
  • Bruises
  • Poor hygiene
  • Behavioral changes
  • Weight loss
  • Infections

If you suspect that your loved one is suffering from abuse or neglect, there are numerous steps you can take to remedy the situation and help protect your loved one. First, you should contact the nursing home or care facility and inform them of the concern. You can then file a complaint with the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The IDPH will investigate your complaint. If you fear that your loved one is in imminent danger, you may consider moving them or making alternative arrangements for their care.

You should also contact an attorney who has experience in filing nursing home abuse and neglect cases as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Orzoff Law Offices will take the time to thoroughly review your case and advise you of your options. Depending on the circumstances of your claim, you may recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish and wrongful death.

Discuss Your Nursing Home Injury Claim Today

If your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home or care facility, you need a strong legal advocate to fight for the justice and compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation, call our Chicago or Northbrook offices at 847-780-2356 or fill out our online contact form. We never charge legal fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Orzoff Law Offices provides legal services in Spanish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.