How We Help End Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
If you have made the difficult decision to put a loved one in an Illinois nursing home, finding out that they have been abused or neglected by the very people who were supposed to protect and care for them can be devastating. You may blame yourself, or you may be so angry and frustrated that you don’t know where to turn. That is where we can help. The Chicago nursing home lawyers at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle P.C. have a passionate commitment to protect the rights of nursing home abuse victims. Abuse or neglect may be difficult to uncover, but once you suspect that abuse has occurred it is imperative that you take action.
Barry Doyle’s book Abuse and Neglect: A Family’s Guide To Nursing Home Lawsuits In Illinois tells you why abuse and neglect occur in nursing homes in Illinois, and what you can do about it. The book also addresses why cases are not reported or are delayed and why indictments are rare. Order this free book now.
With over 20 years of experience, our Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have the knowledge and ability to establish the facts, causes, deficiencies and responsibilities in your case, and will act swiftly to get compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Aggravation of pre-existing condition
- Wrongful death
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases are unique
Nursing home abuse and neglect cases in Illinois are not like other personal injury cases, which is what makes them so challenging. When nursing homes are understaffed, or when a high staff rotation lowers the competence level, residents suffer as they depend on staff for their most basic essentials like food, water, heating and cooling, moving, toileting, grooming, medication, and more. If a nursing home admits residents with mental illness or behavioral problems, precious resources will be diverted from the normal geriatric care, and residents can be exposed to aggressive, vicious or hurtful attacks. Abuse and neglect cases are rarely clear-cut. Often times, they result from long term deficiencies and precise testimonials can be hard to come by. But the Illinois state and federal regulations state in unequivocal terms where responsibilities lie, and what Illinois nursing homes should do to prevent accidents, abuse and neglect of their residents.
How the Law Office of Barry G. Doyle protect the rights of nursing home abuse and neglect victims
Here are some reasons that our attorneys have been so successful prosecuting elder abuse and neglect cases in Illinois:
- In-depth understanding of state and federal nursing home and assisted living facility rules and regulations
- Thorough investigation of abuse cases, including contributing factors in the nursing home management, staff, facility policies, culture, and more
- Work with legal nurse consultants who examine our cases and look for discrepancies and problems (for example, false charting)
- Time spent on extensive pre-suit discovery
If you suspect a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse and neglect, you may not have much time to act. The statute of limitation for almost all nursing home abuse and neglect cases is two years, but may be reduced to one year when the nursing home is managed by a local public entity. If you or someone you care for has been subject to nursing home abuse or neglect, call the Chicago Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle immediately at 1-312-263-1080 or send us a message for a FREE, private consultation about your case.
If you feel that your loved one is or has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, file an Illinois nursing home complaint here.