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What Is Considered Negligence?

The quality care that nurses provide is one of the central reasons we place our loved ones in nursing homes. When our loved ones require not just the care of a nurse, but also someone with that training and experience simply monitoring their well-being, nurses are a critical component of a nursing home that meets its clients’ needs.

When nurses fail to fulfill their obligations, serious and even fatal injuries can occur. Many injuries can occur in relation to medication. The dispensing of medications is a key responsibility for nurses in a nursing home. Acts of professional negligence that can cause injury include:

  • Failing to administer medication
  • Overdosing
  • Underdosing
  • Administering the wrong medication
  • Failing to recognize side effects
  • Failing to report response to a physician after a new medication has been given
  • Failing to monitor behavior and responses to medications

Other risks that can cause injury to seniors include failure to accurately assess for:

  • Risk of falling
  • Risk of dehydration
  • Risk of malnutrition
  • Risk of skin breakdown

If your senior loved one suffered an injury that could have been prevented by nurses fully performing their duties, our experienced attorneys can help.

Action Plan

If you believe that a nursing home is providing inadequate care or causing harm to you or a loved one:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Report the poor care, intentional bad acts, and neglect to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Be specific, detailed and complete.
  4. Call Konicek & Dillon, P.C., if you believe that you or a loved one has been injured due to nursing home negligence.

Skilled Attorneys Dedicated To Helping You Protect Your Senior Loved Ones

At Konicek & Dillon, P.C., we have the legal and medical experience necessary to hold the owners and operators of negligent nursing homes accountable for the harm they have caused your senior loved one. We are skilled at conducting thorough investigations to uncover evidence of negligent nursing care, which we use to craft strong case presentations for our clients. Let us help you fight to protect your senior loved one and secure the compensation he, she or your family deserve.

Contact The Geneva Skilled Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyers of Konicek & Dillon, P.C.

If a senior loved one was injured by the negligence of a nurse 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 skilled nursing negligence attorneys, call 630-313-2071; in Chicago, call 630-313-2071. You can also contact us online.