Do Not Stay Silent If Abuse Occurs
At the law firm of Konicek & Dillon, P.C., we receive many calls each week from people who believe that their loved ones have suffered abuse or neglect in long-term care facilities. We are pleased to provide advice about how to report abusive or negligent treatment in these facilities and no-obligation consultations regarding legal options.
Reporting Nursing Home Abuse
Many residents of long-term care facilities are not fully aware of what is happening to them. Others who have been abused may be too frightened or intimidated to speak up. If you notice signs of abuse or neglect when you visit a loved one in a nursing home, it is up to you to take action. This is what you should do:
- Call Konicek & Dillon, P.C., at 630-313-2071 or 312-239-0283. We can review your case and provide the guidance you need. If your loved one has a reason or basis to sue the facility, our firm can act immediately to begin the legal process.
- Report the abuse or neglect to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at 800-252-4343 or 800-547-0466 (TTY). Due to the high volume of calls, the department recommends that you submit complaints electronically at www.idph.state.il.us/pdf/CCR_ComplaintForm_Fields.pdf
The fact that the department receives so many calls regarding nursing home neglect and abuse illustrates why you should not rely solely on the government agency charged with investigating such cases. Without legal representation and a strong advocate on your side, your case may not receive the attention it deserves. The IDPH cannot get a monetary recovery or another compensation for you. Konicek & Dillon, P.C., can.
The attorneys at Konicek & Dillon, P.C., can advise you and guide you through the process. If we believe that your case has merit, our law firm will represent you vigorously, seeking justice for the wrongs done to your loved one.
Free Consultation With A Lawyer
Konicek & Dillon, P.C., welcomes inquiries from people who believe that their loved ones have suffered abuse and neglect in long-term care facilities. Contact our offices in Geneva or Chicago for a free initial consultation.