Nursing homes are meant to be places where elderly and disabled people can go for skilled care and compassion. Unfortunately, many nursing home residents fall victim to abuse and negligence at the hands of their would-be caregivers. Due to physical and/or mental disabilities, nursing home residents are often vulnerable to mistreatment and are unable to protect or defend themselves. Family members must be on the lookout for signs of nursing home negligence or abuse and ready to take action when necessary.
Attorney Bodgan Martinovich has practiced personal injury law in Illinois for over 35 years. He is experienced in handling nursing home negligence and abuse cases, and he is committed to helping family members get justice for their loved ones. Nursing home negligence and abuse cases can take on many forms including:
- Verbal abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
- Medication errors or neglect
- Falls or dropping accidents
- Medical errors
In some cases, such abuse can even lead to a wrongful death case.
Its important to note that even though nursing homes are considered health care providers, it is not necessary to prove a medical malpractice claim to have a case against a nursing home for negligence or abuse. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act provides nursing home residents certain rights under the law. If those rights are violated, the resident or the residents family or guardian can bring a case against the nursing home.
If you know or suspect that your loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, contact us immediately for a free consultation to discuss your legal case. We will work hard to make sure that your loved one is safe and receives compensation for injuries, medical bills and pain and suffering.