Chicago Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys
We rely on nursing homes to provide loving care for our most vulnerable citizens. Unfortunately, many nursing homes do not hire enough qualified staff members to provide that care. Too often, the result is injuries caused by neglect or abuse.
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., we represent people who have suffered injuries in nursing home and other extended care facilities. If your loved one has suffered a serious injury at a nursing home, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Geneva and Chicago, we represent clients throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri.
Understaffing and Nursing Home Injuries
Most injuries in nursing homes can be linked to staffing issues: deliberate understaffing, hiring unqualified staff or lack of supervision. Examples of injuries and abuse that can result from staffing issues include:
- Bedsores caused by not moving immobile residents
- Injuries caused by the use of restraints
- Overmedicating residents to make them docile
- Fractures caused by falls
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Physical attacks by other residents
- Injuries caused by a resident wandering away from the facility (elopement)
- Death caused by failure to provide timely medical treatment
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act as well as federal regulations relating to nursing home care. For example, nursing homes that receive Medicaid or Medicare reimbursements must meet federal standards of care. Our lawyers will investigate nursing home records to determine if the facility followed state and federal rules.
By holding nursing homes responsible for issues such as understaffing, we believe that filing personal injury lawsuits can help making nursing homes live up to our expectations for providing attentive care to their residents. Regulations and rules governing nursing homes prevent nursing home injuries only if they are followed or enforced.
Free Lawyer Consultation
To discuss your case with our Geneva nursing home abuse attorneys, call 630-313-2071 or fill out the contact form on this website. We offer home and hospital visits.