Illinois accident lawyer and Chicago nursing home lawyer providing FREE information to help those in need. “It’s not your fault – that’s the one thing I want you to know.”
Most visitors to this site are the sons or daughters or spouse of a nursing home resident who has been seriously hurt or killed due to an accident or poor care in a nursing home, and they are feeling guilty … that there was something else they should have done. Many of my clients feel:
- We should have taken care of Mom ourselves
- We should have picked a different nursing home
- We should have been more on top of the staff
- We should have called the doctor more often
- We should have pulled her out of there
Blaming yourself is a natural thing to do, and I have seen many of my clients do just that, but I’m here to tell you: it’s not your fault.
When a nursing home agrees to accept a resident, they are agreeing that they will meet the care needs of the resident on a 24/7 basis. That’s the promise they made to you, and more than just being a promise to you and your family, it is what federal regulations require. When they didn’t provide the care that was needed, they didn’t just break their promise to you, they broke the law.
When we take on a nursing home abuse and neglect case, we obtain the chart and look carefully at the care that was provided and we almost always find that the seeds for the event that resulted in serious injury or death to your family member were planted weeks if not months earlier and all along the way there were systemic failures which ultimately brought us to where we are today.At our law firm, we take special pride in taking on nursing home abuse and neglect cases because we believe that the work we do makes a difference not just for your family but for the families of each and every resident who remains in the nursing home.In this site, you will find useful information about the various types of nursing home abuse and neglect cases we handle and how we go about analyzing the medical and legal issues in each case.