Dedicated To Helping You Protect Your Loved Ones
At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., our nursing home litigation attorneys are dedicated to helping protect cherished senior citizens from harm in the nursing homes.
When nursing home owners and operators, put profits ahead of the safety and well-being of residents, injuries to residents often occur. If your loved one was hurt as a result of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, we can help you hold the nursing home owners accountable. This means that the nursing home owners cannot escape the damage caused by not having enough workers, by not training its staff, or by ignoring obvious risks that threaten the safety of residents.
“We don’t want another family to go through what we did.”
This is a common hope for clients whose family members were injured because of neglect or abuse in a nursing home. This statement is more than just a hope — it’s clients showing compassion for people they don’t even know. It’s also a powerful measure of how devastating injuries to an ailing parent or grandparent truly are.
Taking action against a negligent nursing home can help prevent similar injuries in the future. We aim to hold nursing homes accountable with an eye toward preventing repeat occurrences by obtaining a commitment for additional training of nursing home staff. Too often nursing homes do not train their staff, leaving nurses and CNAs unaware of safety policies intended to protect residents from harm. When nursing homes leave safety to chance, we demand training of staff and try to use litigation to protect others from similar harm.
We Know The Medical and Legal Issues In Your Nursing Home Case
Nursing home neglect has many facets, all of them familiar to us: falls, medication errors, sexual assaults, choking incidents, verbal abuse, insults to dignity of residents such as leaving residents in saturated, filthy briefs, dehydration, malnutrition, pressure ulcers, scabies, UTI’s and other chronic infections, and physical or sexual attacks by other residents.
A nursing home negligence case is not a simple “personal injury case” and cannot be properly handled as though it is. Nursing home negligence cases involve federal laws, state laws, federal and state regulations, professional standards, and medical issues ranging from abdominal aortic aneurysms to zygomycosis.
When a nursing home accepts a resident, the nursing home assumes a professional responsibility to meet the resident’s medical, nutritional, and social needs.
Effective representation means advocating for you and your family members in a personalized manner. We believe that this personalized approach makes for successful representation. Because we get to know you, we can better present the story of your loved one and your family and help you understand the legal options for your case. From the beginning we will meet with you where it is convenient for you and your family. Until the end, we will take the time to explain things to you. Throughout, we encourage you and your family to ask questions.
Losing a spouse, parent or grandparent because of nursing home neglect or abuse can be traumatic for the family. This requires compassionate representation, and we always strive to provide it.
We offer our premier legal representation to those whose senior loved ones in nursing homes have suffered:
- Bedsores caused by not being moved regularly
- Injuries caused by insufficient training and staffing
- Injuries caused by skilled nursing negligence
- Injuries caused by negligent physical therapy or respiratory therapy
- Sexual assault
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Medication errors
- Physical attacks by other residents
- Injuries caused by wandering away from the facility (elopement)
- Death caused by failure to provide timely medical treatment
During the course of your case, we know there are times when you may need someone who will listen. By listening, we learn the nuances of your family’s case that you may not have even thought to be important. For that reason, we always make it our goal to make ourselves approachable, to make you feel like you are being treated as part of our law firm family.
If you believe that a nursing home is providing inadequate care or causing harm to you or a loved one:
- Document everything that occurs, including noting what you see, say, and hear: the nursing home staff are documenting, you should too. Don’t let their version be the only written version of events.
- Complain to the administrator, director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, and any other management or charge nurse who might have the ability to correct the problems you experience.
- Report the poor care, intentional bad acts, and neglect to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Be specific, detailed and complete.
- Call Konicek & Dillon, P.C., if you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to nursing home negligence.
Contact The Geneva Lawyers of Konicek & Dillon, P.C.: We Protect Victims of Nursing Home Abuse
If a senior loved one was injured in a nursing home, our skilled attorneys can help you create accountability and protect your loved one from further harm. We understand what is at stake, and we know how to take immediate action that will protect your loved one’s rights. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Geneva nursing home negligence attorneys, call us at 630-313-2071 or 312-239-0283. You can also send us an email to schedule a call to discuss your case.