Nursing homes are supposed to provide proper care to their residents. When we leave our loved one in a facility we expect that they will get the loving care that we pay for. Sometimes, however, the care that our family member gets is less than expected and indeed in some instances it is considered negligent care. One such case recently occurred at a local nursing home. Levin & Perconti represent the daughter of a woman who died after negligent care in a nursing home contributed to her medical decline. The woman was a resident of Manor Care nursing home in Kankakee, Illinois, when she suffered several falls that were a result of alleged negligence on the part of the facility.
Violations of Illinois Nursing Home Care Act
The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act is legislation that was put into place to help make sure that residents of facilities are treated properly and fairly. The Nursing Home Care Act is designed to provide facilities with the basic instructions and guidelines that must be followed when caring for residents. If a facility does not follow the rules or if negligent care is given, the victim has the ability to seek damages by filing a civil lawsuit. In this instance, the lawsuit was filed in Cook County against the nursing home and its parent companies for damages caused by negligence and violation of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
Neglect in nursing homes is a serious problem and it occurs much more frequently than most people imagine. Negligent care often goes unreported and therefore there is likely more abuse and neglect than we know about. Neglect in nursing homes occurs when residents are not adequately supervised. This can occur due to lack of training, understaffing, or other reasons. Falls are among the most common causes of injuries among elderly nursing home residents. Falls can be prevented and if a fall happens it is most likely caused by negligence. In this case, the woman suffered several injuries due to falls including a broken wrist and a fractured hip. Serious injuries in the elderly often become more complicated and as in this instance may lead to a health decline that deteriorates.
Levin & Perconti – Renown Experienced Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
When negligence or abuse occurs in a nursing home the victim or her relatives may be entitled to compensation. Nursing home caregivers are expected to provide adequate care and take the time necessary to supervise residents in order to prevent falls from occurring. When neglect or abuse happens the wronged party deserves justice and money for medical expenses and other damages that were a result of the injury.
Levin & Perconti is a leading nursing home abuse and neglect law firm in the Chicago area. With experience in all aspects of these complicated cases, the attorneys advocate for clients to achieve the best possible results. Of course nothing can bring your loved one back or can take away the injury, however you can get the money that you need to pay bills and handle expenses caused by the neglect. If your loved one was seriously injured because of nursing home neglect, contact Levin & Perconti for a consultation today.
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