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Plainfield Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

Will County Nursing Home Negligence Attorney

Will County Nursing Home Abuse for Serious Falls, Medication Errors, and Wrongful Death

Placing an elderly loved one in nursing home or extended care facility is an extremely serious decision. Family members often spend weeks and months reviewing the various options and deciding upon the facility best suited to their needs. Such families have the right to expect that their loved one will receive quality care and personalized attention from fully-trained, well-qualified staff members. Sadly, however, the reality is quite different for many thousands of patients. Nursing home negligence has become a major problem. If your elderly loved on has suffered due to negligence or substandard care, we at Flaherty Law, LLC are prepared to help.

Protecting Illinois Nursing Home Patients

Over the last several decades, the nursing home and extended care industry has become increasingly corporate and very strongly profit-driven. In many facilities, as a result, the focus has begun to shift away from providing exemplary care to patients and toward cost-cutting and the elimination of unnecessary expenses. Too often, this means reductions in staff, both in number and in qualification, and patients are feeling the impact.

At Flaherty Law, LLC, our personal injury team knows how devastating it can be to learn that your loved one has been neglected or abused while in a nursing home. We also know that many facilities will often take steps to keep you from learning about the situation quickly. Many victims of nursing home neglect, however, share similar symptoms or warning signs, including:

  • Withdrawal or isolation from friends and family;
  • Emotional agitation;
  • Malnutrition or dehydration;
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain;
  • Pressure ulcers, also called bedsores;
  • Hesitance to speak in front of staff members;
  • Unexplained injuries, wounds, or bruises; or
  • Dirty or unsanitary clothes, bed linens, and conditions.

To Get Help for Your Loved Ones, Call 815-577-7500

There are a number of federal and state laws that address a nursing home's responsibility to the patients under its care. Attorney Daniel Flaherty is prepared to utilize every one of them to help your family achieve the full justice you deserve. He will advocate on your behalf throughout every step of the process, holding the facility liable for injuries related to:

  • Bed sores;
  • Repeated or serious falls;
  • Intentional physical, emotional, or sexual abuse;
  • Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosed conditions;
  • Medication or treatment errors;
  • Unsupervised patients wandering from the facility;
  • Being dropped by staff members; and
  • Untimely or wrongful death.

Contact a Joliet Personal Injury Lawyer

When your loved one has been injured due to the negligence of others, especially those entrusted with his or her care, you need the assistance of a dedicated lawyer. At Flaherty Law, LLC, we believe those who cause or inflict injury should be held fully accountable. Combined with an unwavering commitment to client service and a tenacious work ethic, this approach can help you get the compensation your loved one deserves.

To learn more about how we can assist you, contact our office today. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation so that you can meet with us to discuss your concerns and get the answers you need about your case. Call 815-577-7500 to schedule an appointment. We are proud to serve the needs of clients throughout Will, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Lake Counties.

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