We Represent Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect
When you entrusted the nursing home or assisted living facility with the care of your family member or loved one, you had every right to believe it would provide the compassionate and attentive care your loved one deserves. If you now suspect your family member has suffered as a result of negligence or abuse, regrettably you are not alone. Clients throughout Illinois have suffered.
Unfortunately, You Are Not Alone In Your Suffering
Every year, one out of every four nursing homes is cited for causing the serious injury or death of a resident. State and federal regulations such as the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act have been enacted to protect the elderly and disabled but it takes involvement by people − family members such as yourself − to fight back against the abusers to get the justice your loved one deserves.
Abuse and neglect can take many forms, from emotional and financial abuse to physical assault. The elderly and disabled are particularly vulnerable. The signs of abuse may be subtle. Recognizing the common signs of abuse and neglect can increase your chances of early intervention and prevent further harm to your loved one. At Curcio Law Offices, we have more than 50 years’ experience advocating on behalf of those who have suffered nursing home abuse and neglect in the Chicago area.
Recognizing The Signs Of Nursing Home Abuse Or Neglect
General warning signs of abuse and neglect may include frequent arguments between the patient and the caregiver, the staff’s refusal to allow visitors to be alone with the patient or an unusually long delay before the visitor is permitted to see the patient.
Other, more evident, signs of abuse and neglect may include any of the following:
- Broken bones
- Unexplained bruises
- Bloody clothing
- Poor hygiene
- Soiled bedding
- Sudden weight loss
- Complaints of poor treatment
- Fear of being alone
- Frequent crying
Don’t Wait Any Longer; Call Us Today
At Curcio Law Offices, we have over 50 years of experience helping families whose loved ones have suffered as a result of nursing home abuse or negligence. If you suspect your loved was hurt while in a Chicago-area nursing home or assisted living facility, please call our legal team for advice and guidance. Call 312-321-1111 or contact us online and schedule a free consultation today.