Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys | Romanucci & Blandin
Countless adults are residents of nursing homes. They and their families place a great deal of trust in the nursing home facility and staff to take great care of them. There are unfortunate situations, however, when the residents of a nursing home are neglected or abused, and that negligence can cause the residents to sustain critical injuries or, worse yet, it can lead to wrongful death in severe situations. If you or a loved one have been the victim of neglect that caused personal injuries in a nursing home, long-term care facility or assisted living facility in Illinois, Romanucci & Blandin is here to help you.
Abuse & neglect of a loved one or resident in a nursing home can come in various forms, including:
- Inadequate monitoring of residents - Residents can suffer from serious accidents if they are not adequately monitored by the nursing home staff. Nursing home falls are among the types of accidents residents can suffer from.
- Medication errors - If residents are given an incorrect dosage or a wrong medication, they can have serious or even fatal consequences.
Refusal or failure to provide regular movement of residents – If a resident in immobile or bedridden, if they are not moved regularly, they can develop decubitus ulcers (bedsores), which in some situations can lead to amputation of a limb or wrongful death.
- Inadequate nutrition - If residents are not provided with healthy meals, they can develop serious illnesses as a result.
- Psychological or financial abuse or exploitation of residents while under the facility care.
Wrongful death or serious bodily or personal injury can occur in some worst-case scenarios.
For nursing home residents, receiving proper nutrition and hydration is critical to their health. If a resident does not receive sufficient nutrition or hydration, this can constitute neglect, as they are put at a higher risk for developing health problems, including:
- Ability to heal from infection
- Muscle weakness
- Pressure ulcers
As we get older, we have less water content in our bodies, which results in a lessened thirst response. This puts nursing home residents at risk for dehydrating. It is essential that residents receive an increased fluid intake to avoid dehydration and fluid intake should be monitored.
Nursing home abuse & neglect
Romanucci & Blandin has vast experience handling cases of nursing home abuse for our clients, and many of those cases were cases of neglect. When you or a loved one has suffered from neglect and are now ill or injured as a result, it can be devastating. The attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have the expertise and necessary skills to help you with your case. The nursing home needs to be held accountable for their actions, and our Chicago-based nursing home neglect attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. You pay nothing unless we win your case. Reach out to our office for a free case evaluation. We will work to obtain necessary medical records and documentation and evaluate the wrong suffered by your loved one.
Free consultation with a Chicago-based nursing home abuse lawyer
If you have questions regarding your nursing home abuse or neglect case, please contact our office at Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
In the News
- Chicago Tribune, June 14, 2018
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