It’s necessary to hire a nursing home abuse attorney if you suspect abuse, or neglect, may be occurring at your loved one’s nursing home.Perhaps you’ve made unannounced visits, only to be met with a less-than-receptive staff and/or a loved one who is found in soiled linens and clothing. Maybe other patients rarely seem to get visitors. Or maybe you’ve even spotted mysterious bruises or marks on your loved one’s body. Nursing home abuse rarely affects just 1 patient in the home, which can allow abuse to run rampant in nursing homes with infrequent family visitors.If you suspect abuse, a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney can help in several ways. For one, a complaint must be filed before a formal nursing home abuse investigation can occur. A Chicago nursing home abuse attorney can expedite this process, and handle the paperwork so you can focus on the welfare of your loved one.Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is not an uncommon trend, as approximately 5 million elderly Americans suffer elder abuse every year.Nursing home abuse is classified in 5 main ways:
- physical abuse;
- emotional abuse; and
- sexual abuse.
A Chicago nursing home abuse attorney understands the special considerations with nursing home abuse cases including timelines for filing complaints. Since there are often many people employed at a nursing home, a nursing home abuse attorney will determine who is liable for your loved one’s suffering. Your attorney will also know the proper reports and medical information to seek.When to Hire a Chicago Nursing Home Abuse attorneyThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. take nursing home abuse claims very seriously and will fight to protect the rights and welfare of your loved one. For a free case evaluation and help preparing your evidence contact us today – 312-263-1080.