As in every state, when family members in Illinois can no longer take care of elderly relatives they often look for facilities, such as assisted-living arrangements and nursing homes, where their needs are met, especially those related to medical conditions. These facilities typically promise the best possible care for their residents, from medication to hygiene. Unfortunately, not all nursing homes live up to their promises. Some nursing homes are inadequately staffed or have employees who have not been trained properly. Too frequently, the result is nursing home neglect that puts elderly people's lives in danger. When profits become more important than resident safety, problems are inevitable.
The attorneys at Konicek & Dillon, PC, have heard many unfortunate stories of elderly people who were abused or mistreated inside nursing homes. The problem is especially bad because the elderly usually find it difficult to fully recover from such injuries. Nursing home staffs can be held liable if they commit such acts themselves or allow residents to harm another.
Konicek & Dillon, PC, fully investigates reports of nursing home abuse and can hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence. We have helped many families file civil lawsuits against negligent facilities, recovering compensation based on family losses and helping loved ones obtain the best possible treatment for any injuries they suffer in these facilities. Filing a lawsuit, however, is for more than just recovering compensation. It can help prevent further abuse and lead to a change in nursing home policies that benefit all residents.
Anyone who suspects that a loved one is suffering from abuse in a nursing facility should act immediately. To learn more about nursing home abuse and similar problems, readers can visit our website.