Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse Attorneys in Chicago
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If your loved one was injured due to nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Taking action can not only achieve justice and compensation for your loved one but also protect others from the same harmful treatment.
At Trapp & Geller, our nursing home negligence attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured and abused elderly people. For more than 30 years, we have obtained millions in compensation for clients who have suffered serious injuries and families who have lost loved ones due to injuries or neglect at nursing homes.
When we place family members in nursing homes or long-term care centers, we expect the institution to care for their needs and protect them from harm. Sadly, in many cases, nursing homes fail in their obligations, and elderly residents are left to suffer serious injuries, and even wrongful death.
Whatever the cause of nursing home neglect, the injuries can cause elderly residents to live their days in pain and fear, when they should be enjoying peace, comfort, and personal attention. Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of the injured and obtaining fair and just compensation for our clients.
What Is Nursing Home Negligence?
Trapp & Geller’s lawyers have worked in many nursing home negligence cases.
Some common examples of injuries are:
- Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers)
- Restraint injuries
- Medication errors
- Nursing home slip and falls
- Fractures and burns
- Injuries caused by wandering off/elopement
What Constitutes Nursing Home Negligence?
Federal and state laws require nursing homes protect and promote the rights of each resident.
Nursing homes are responsible for the services of each resident they house; however, in many cases, nursing home negligence is a result of cost-cutting measures and improper staffing by the institutions. Nursing homes are unable or unwilling to hire enough staff members, leaving too few qualified staff members to care for residents.
Nursing homes in Illinois are regulated and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and in many times in conjunction with U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Due to widespread nursing home negligence, the federal government passed the Nursing Home Reform Act in 1987. According to Medicare.gov, it states that any nursing home participating in federal funding must “provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in accordance with a written plan of care.”
Those participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid must:
- Be free from discrimination
- Be free from abuse and neglect
- Allow residents to exercise their rights as a U.S. citizen
- Have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge
- Have your representative notified when needed
- Get proper medical care
- Be treated with respect
- Be free from restraints
- Allow residents to participate in activities
- Allow resident to spend time with visitors
- Allow resident to form or participate in resident groups
- Provide proper privacy, property, and living arrangements
- Allow resident to manage their own money
- Provide information on services and fees
- Allow resident to file complaints
More than 25 Years of Experience
Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.
Customized Legal Strategies
Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.
Responsive & Informative
Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.
Over $400 Million Recovered
The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.