Have you or your loved one become a victim of nursing home abuse in Chicago?
If you have a loved one that has been abused or neglected in a nursing home facility, at the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo, our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys strongly believe that those negligent parties must be held accountable for this action.
We have successfully recovered more than $2 BILLION in compensation for our clients and will fight for the justice that you deserve.
There can be many different ways that residents of nursing homes or elderly care facilities can suffer from abuse and neglect.
Unfortunately, many residents are intimidated and/or embarrassed at becoming a victim and as such do not speak out for help, and in many cases continue to suffer from abuse and mishandling from those that have been paid to help.
Listed below are some common signs of abuse that you can help to identify:
- Development of bedsores (pressure sores)
- Poor hygiene
- Emotional isolation
- Open wounds
- Excessive hair loss
- Soiled clothes &/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 the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo immediately.
For more than 30 years our team of Chicago elder abuse lawyers have been helping to fight for the rights of injury victims in Illinois and are not intimidated by the insurance companies that often represent many nursing homes. Chicago nursing home neglect attorneys are known by many insurance agencies and have a hard won reputation of fighting for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation for our clients.
Many adult children are often given the task of 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 who to contact to discuss these concerns.
Listed below are a number of indicators that can help to identify the quality of a facility:
- Is the facility clean?
- Are there any unusual odors?
- Are the grounds well kept?
- Are there handrails along the walls?
- Are their ramps for wheel chairs?
- Are the doors wide enough for a wheelchair?
- Are there fire extinguishers easily located?
- Is there adequate heating & cooling?
- Are religious services offered?
- Are regular day trips available?
- Are health & fitness classes available?
- Are daily activities planned?
- Are their 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?
- Do the staff interact with the residents?
- Do the staff speak with the visitors?
- Are the staff friendly?
- Are 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 it’s possible, it’s always a wise choice to have the resident-to-be attend the inspections of each facility 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.
If you have a loved one that has been abused or neglected in a nursing home facility, at the law offices of Goldberg Weisman Cairo, our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers strongly believe that those negligent parties must be held accountable for this action.
For more than 30 years our legal professionals have been fighting for the rights of the injured and have helped to recover more than $1 BILLION in compensation for our clients.
Our entire staff are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and as the largest personal injury law firm in Illinois, we have the experience and resources to fully litigate your claim.
Our Chicago lawyers proudly serve nursing home injury and abuse victims throughout Illinois, including (but not limited to):
- Oak Park
- Forest Park
- Elmwood Park
- River Grove
… and are 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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