Have you or your loved one become a victim of nursing home abuse in Chicago?

If you have a loved one who has been abused, neglected, or injured at a nursing home facility, GWC Injury Lawyers can pursue those negligent nursing homes to make sure they are held accountable.

GWC’s Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers have successfully recovered more than $2 BILLION in compensation for our clients, and we will fight to get you the justice that you deserve.

Common Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse

There can be many different ways that residents of nursing homes or elderly care facilities can suffer abuse and neglect.

Unfortunately, many residents are intimidated and/or embarrassed at becoming a victim and as such do not speak up for help and in many cases continue to suffer from abuse and mishandling from those workers who are supposed to assist and care for them.

Listed below are some common signs of abuse that you can identify:

  • Development of bedsores (pressure sores)
  • Poor hygiene
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Bruising
  • Emotional isolation
  • Irritability
  • Open wounds
  • Excessive hair loss
  • Soiled clothes and/or bedding
  • Unusual financial transactions
  • Changes in weight
If you have identified any of these signs in your loved one, be sure to contact the nursing home abuse attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers immediately. For more than forty years, our Chicago elder abuse lawyers have been fighting for the rights of injury victims in Illinois and are not intimidated by the insurance companies that represent many nursing homes. GWC’s Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys are known by many insurance companies and have a hard won reputation of fighting for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation for clients.
Many Illinois Nursing Homes Are in Poor Condition

There are over 100,000 senior citizens residing in Illinois nursing homes. Sadly, far too many of these facilities are in poor condition. Of the 723 licensed nursing homes in the state, Medicare data has deemed 41.5 percent of them as below average. In the Chicago area alone, 77 of 186 nursing homes rated as below average. In such substandard environments, the potential for elder abuse and neglect is high.

COVID-19 Running Rampant in Nursing Homes

The elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at a greater risk of dying from COVID-19 (the coronavirus). These groups comprise the majority of nursing home populations. However, despite knowing of their residents’ heightened vulnerability, many nursing homes have allowed COVID-19 to run rampant.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of all coronavirus deaths in the United States have been tied to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. In Illinois, the situation is even worse, with over 44 percent of the COVID-19 deaths in the state involving nursing homes.

Nursing homes should have safety plans in place to prevent and protect their residents from contracting the coronavirus. Nevertheless, very often these plans are either not created or followed, frequently resulting in the death of many nursing home residents.

If your loved one has contracted COVID-19 because of nursing home negligence, contact GWC today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers.

What To Look For In A Nursing Home

Adult children are often tasked with finding a safe and reputable facility to help cater to the needs of their parents or elderly family members when they need assistance in their daily lives.

However, many people do not know what to look for when they are touring eligible nursing home facilities, nor do they know whom to contact to discuss these concerns.

Listed below are a number of indicators that can help identify the quality of a nursing home:

The Facility

  • Is the facility clean?
  • Are there any unusual odors?
  • Are the grounds well kept?
  • Are there handrails along the walls?
  • Are there ramps for wheelchairs?
  • Are the doors wide enough for a wheelchair?
  • Are fire extinguishers easily located?
  • Is there adequate heating and cooling?
  • Are religious services offered?
  • Are regular day trips available?
  • Are health and fitness classes offered?
  • Are daily activities planned?
  • Are there regular meals?
  • What is the quality of the food?
  • Are special diet options available?

The Staff, Residents & Admin

  • Are the residents happy?
  • Is the atmosphere pleasant?
  • Does the staff interact with the residents?
  • What is the staff member-to-resident ratio?
  • Does the staff speak with the visitors?
  • Is the staff friendly?
  • Is the staff clean and well presented?
  • Have rates increased recently?
  • Are the rates competitive?
  • What is the billing procedure?
  • Is transportation provided?
  • Are medical services available?
  • What medical plans are accepted?

If possible, it is always a wise choice to have the resident-to-be attend the inspections of each nursing home that you visit.

In the event that your loved one is injured at a facility, contact our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys today and learn more about your options.

Need Help? Contact Our Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Today

Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys

If you have a loved one who has been abused in a nursing home facility, GWC’s Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers can work to make sure that those negligent parties must be held responsible for their actions.

For more than four decades, our legal professionals have been fighting for the rights of the injured and have helped to recover more than $2 BILLION in compensation for our clients.

Our entire staff is dedicated to the pursuit of justice and, as one of the leading personal injury law firms in Illinois, we have the experience and resources to fully litigate your claim.

Our Chicago personal injury lawyers proudly serve nursing home injury and abuse victims throughout Illinois, including in:

  • Chicago
  • Burr Ridge
  • Libertyville
  • Rockford
  • Cicero
  • Oak Park
  • Forest Park
  • Summit
  • Elmwood Park
  • Brookfield
  • River Grove
GWC is ready to help you today. We offer complimentary consultations, and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Learn more about your legal options by calling our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at 1-312-464-1234.
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