Helping Families Whose Loved Ones Have Suffered Injuries From Nursing Home Accidents

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility is often a difficult and emotional choice. Selecting a nursing home usually involves placing a certain amount of trust in the institution with the belief that they will put the welfare of your loved one above all else. If a nursing home accident occurs stemming from abuse or neglect, it's easy to feel as though your trust has been violated. It is critical that you seek out an attorney who can advise you of your rights and remedies in this situation.

Contact us at our office in Wheaton, Illinois, today to discuss your situation, concerns and questions after discovering your loved one has been involved in a nursing home accident.

Dealing with nursing home abuse and neglect is a sensitive issue that requires a compassionate attorney who will look out for your family's needs as well as those of your loved one in the nursing home. At Rice & Associates, Ltd., we have been handling these types of cases since founding our firm in 1993. We believe that not only is it our job to hold the nursing home responsible for the injuries they have caused their residents, but to make sure it does not happen again.

The lawyers in our firm can assist you in any type of nursing home abuse and neglect claim involving:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Medication errors
  • Bedsores, ulcers
  • Infections resulting from improper wound care or unsanitary conditions
  • Failure to monitor residents resulting in falls and patients wandering away
  • Slip and falls resulting in bruises, broken bones

Often, assisted living injuries occur because a facility is understaffed, and therefore residents do not receive the amount of attention or care required. Since there are not enough staff members to attend to all the needs of the residents, elderly care standards are often not met, and neglect, such as not changing a bed after an accident and leaving the resident steeped in it for a long period of time, is a common problem. Many employees are not trained to handle residents who have become disoriented or have dementia or Alzheimer's, and elder abuse can occur when they try to restrain or handle residents who become agitated.

Also, many patients are supposed to be treated and seen regularly by a doctor. Often the staff doctor does not spend time with the actual patient, instead opting to only review their chart, which can result in improper medication being administered or improper care being prescribed. Our attorneys also handle these instances of medical malpractice that might be another component of your nursing home abuse and neglect case.

We know that not only is it important to recover compensation for the injuries your loved ones have sustained due to nursing home abuse and neglect, but it's also important to help them restore their dignity by holding the negligent parties responsible for their actions and making sure corrective action is taken. Our lawyers are here to help you seek justice. Contact us at 630-260-8880 to schedule a free consultation today.