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Deciding to place your loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is never an easy decision. You want to know that the facility is equipped with compassionate staff members to meet their daily needs.

Unfortunately, many nursing homes and care facilities fail to provide the necessary care and monitoring that our loved ones require. If your older loved one has been injured, it’s likely that they have been the victim of abuse or neglect.

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Common Types of Elder Abuse Include:

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Falls and Fractures

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Chemical Restraints

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Yelling and threats

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Withholding of Care

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Humiliation

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Negligence

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Isolation

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Financial exploitation

How Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuits Work

When our loved one is admitted to a nursing home, it’s because he or she requires assistance and monitoring to remain safe and free of injury. The sad truth is that many nursing homes are understaffed and underfunded.

If you suspect that your loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse resulting in pain, suffering, injuries, or even death, you can file a lawsuit. We recommend beginning the process as soon as possible to present a strong case supported by evidence, investigations, and witness testimony. Additionally, all states have time limits on when a lawsuit for a nursing home injury can be filed. It’s important to act quickly.

To determine if your loved one has experienced abuse or neglect, contact our nursing home abuse attorneys. At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we have helped file nursing home cases involving:

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Physical Abuse

If you’ve noticed that your loved one has unexplained bruises, cuts, torn or bloody clothing, or even broken bones, they are likely being abused or neglected. Our team will help you seek compensation for their pain and suffering, as well as their medical bills.

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Poor Medical Care

Nursing home employees may fail to monitor your loved one while walking, fail to administer medications properly, clean bed linens, or even keep your loved one hydrated and nourished. Negligent nursing care is a form of abuse. Our nursing home abuse attorneys will hold nursing homes responsible for the negligent care and treatment provided to your loved one.

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Sexual Abuse

Unthinkable events take place in nursing homes every day. Whether it’s verbal harassment or physical sexual abuse, it’s defenseless. If you suspect your loved one has been mistreated, reach out to us. We’ll stand by your side in and out of the courtroom as we investigate your case and seek compensation for you or your family.

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Financial Abuse

Financial exploitation is the most common form of non-physical abuse seen in nursing homes. Employees and healthcare workers can steal money or belongings, misuse financial accounts and cards, and even forge signatures. If this has happened to your loved one, allow us to pursue the highest level of justice under the law.

You Need an Experienced Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Cases of abuse are always complicated, but even more so when they happen behind the closed doors of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. If you want to meet every deadline and requirement, you’ll need an experienced team of attorneys representing you and your loved one.

At Midwest Injury Lawyers, we are fully committed to fighting nursing home abuse and protecting our clients. No matter who was responsible for the negligence or harm, our firm will fight to hold them accountable. Our goal is not just to secure fair compensation, but also to help prevent the same thing from happening to others.

Our nursing home abuse lawyers have helped victims obtain financial compensation for:

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Pain and suffering

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Medical and hospital bills

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Future medical treatment

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Punitive damages

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Loss of enjoyment of life

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Wrongful Death

In all cases, it’s crucial that you act early. If your loved one has been abused in a nursing home, contact our team now. We’re here to guide, protect, and defend your family.

Benefits of Legal Services for Nursing Home Cases

Should you decide to retain legal services, we’ll ensure your case meets every critical regulation and deadline. Your focus should be on healing and caring for your loved one - we’ll commit ourselves to holding the wrongdoers accountable.

We build winning cases for our clients by:

  • Investigating the claims of abuse or neglect

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  • Retaining doctor and nursing experts

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  • Collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses

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  • Professionally representing clients in court

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  • Maximizing the recovery for our clients

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What Past Clients Say

We have a proven track record of successful nursing home abuse and neglect cases. Take a look at what some of our previous clients have to say, and know that we’ll show the same level of care and dedication to your case.

I was referred to Sam Carl via a different firm while I was looking for a personal injury lawyer due to a serious cycling accident. If you have ever had the need to seek out representation, you know how overwhelming the process can be and how difficult it is to know if you are making […]

Matt

Sam Carl is a fantastic attorney. I was injured in an accident with a faulty product earlier this year and was referred to Sam by a business associate. He was able to resolve the matter much quicker than I anticipated and to my complete satisfaction. Sam is everything you want in a lawyer- He is […]

John P.

Getting in touch with Samuel R. Carl completely turned my situation around. I went from a mountain of medical bills, and my credit on the line, to everything getting resolved with money I deserved back in my pocket. Sam was extremely patient, professional, and more than willing to work with me.

Harley M.

Mr.Cameron proves to be professional, hardworking, compassionate all while yielding results. After consultation with a couple of other firms, we decided to go with Chet. Upon our initial meeting, he assured us that he would do his best, and I believe he gave us that and more.

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You Don’t Pay Our Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys Upfront

Midwest Injury Lawyers offers free case consultations to victims of nursing home abuse and their families. We also work on a contingency fee arrangement, which means that we don’t charge you for our legal services unless we’ve won.

A Word from a Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Our goal is to give a voice to victims that might otherwise stay silent in the face of nursing home misconduct. There is no excuse for acts that take advantage of vulnerable victims. Fortunately our state has powerful laws to protect the rights of nursing home victims. We handle cases in Chicago and throughout Illinois and would love to help you. Our consultations are free, confidential, and mindful of your difficult experience.

– Chester L. Cameron

FAQs About
Nursing Home Abuse

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What should I do if I suspect nursing home abuse or neglect?
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If you suspected your family member is being neglected at a care facility, immediately contact an experienced nursing home abuse attorney. We know the signs to look for and will help you observe and collect multiple forms of evidence.

You can also contact your state’s Department of Health and register a complaint of abuse or neglect. This will automatically trigger a state investigation into your allegations.

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How long do I have to file a lawsuit against a nursing home?
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In both Illinois and Indiana, you have up to two years after the event to file a lawsuit; there are certain circumstances, however, where you can file a lawsuit beyond two years. That’s why it’s imperative that you contact a nursing home negligence attorney early. The sooner you get the process started, the stronger your case will be.

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If my elderly loved one passed away, can I still file a lawsuit?
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Yes. In fact, most of the lawsuits we handle are brought to us by family members fighting for their loved one’s justice after they have passed. Speak to a nursing home wrongful death lawyer to learn more about filing an abuse case after a loved one’s passing.

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How long does it take to litigate a nursing home abuse case?
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How long a case takes to resolve depends on the particular facts of your case. Some cases can be resolved within months. Others can take years. To learn more about your estimated timeline, reach out to our legal team. We’ll analyze the details of your case and discuss a plan that works best for your individual circumstances.

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Tell our experienced team about your accident and/or injuries. One of our personal injury attorneys will contact you to schedule a free case evaluation. Remember: you won’t pay for anything unless we secure a compensation on your behalf.

Call (312) 786-5881 or send us a message online to get started.