Elderly people residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility are in a vulnerable position. They must rely upon the nursing home staff of doctors, nurses and care attendants to provide them with caring and adequate service to meet their daily needs. However, when a staff member is negligent or takes advantage a resident, there is little he or she can do.
Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP stands up for those who have been wronged while living in retirement communities, nursing homes or assisted living communities. Contact our nursing home negligence attorneys to learn how we can help.
If your loved one has been injured or has wrongfully died as a result of nursing home negligence or abuse, the negligent parties should be held liable. Our attorneys bring lawsuits to hold doctors, nurses, other staff and nursing home facilities accountable for all forms of elder abuse or neglect, such as:
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Prescription or medication errors
- Decubitus ulcers or pressure sores (failure to turn residents when in bed)
- Broken bones from falls (inadequate supervision when needed)
- Wandering away (inadequate supervision near exits)
- Bruises, broken bones or other injury (from elder abuse)
It is a difficult decision to place your loved one in a nursing home. However, no matter what happened to your family member, it is important to remember that it is not your fault — nor is it your family member's fault.
Finding The Right People Responsible
Due to understaffing, overcrowding and inadequate training of the staff, nursing home residents can fall victim to elder abuse or neglect — which is out of your control. However, if your loved one has suffered an injury or accidental death due to abuse or neglect, there is something you can do. Contact a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer today.