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How To Choose Experienced Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

Choosing the right nursing home neglect lawyer is a critical decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case. When you or a loved one has suffered harm due to neglect or abuse in a nursing home, it’s essential to have experienced legal representation to pursue justice and compensation. Here are several key factors …

Is There A Limit On Liability For Nursing Home Neglect Claims?

Nursing home neglect is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for elderly residents and their families. When a nursing home fails to provide adequate care and supervision, residents may suffer from injuries, illnesses, or even death as a result of neglect. In Illinois, nursing home neglect claims are governed by state laws that …

How Is False Imprisonment In Nursing Homes Proven?

Elderly Americans do not relinquish their civil rights in a nursing home or assisted living facility. But unfortunately, it is common for these residents to be abused or neglected in some facilities. One way this happens is false imprisonment, when someone is illegally restrained against their will. While the victim is imprisoned, it means they …

What is the Difference Between Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse? 

In many ways, nursing home neglect and abuse in Illinois are two different names for acts that may result in the same injuries. For example, both neglect and abuse may cause serious injury. These injuries may be both physical and emotional. The state of mind of the care provider is the big difference between nursing …

How to Recognize Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Many factors have fueled an increase in the number of nursing home neglect incidents. A rapidly expanding elderly population might be the biggest one. There are simply so many people who need long-term care that there are not enough facilities to effectively care for them all. Other factors include understaffing and shifting Medicaid reimbursement policies. …

Understanding Bedsore Injuries in Rockford Nursing Homes

Pressure ulcers may be the best examples of neglect injuries in Illinois nursing homes. Staff members certainly do not intend the serious injuries that bedsores often cause. However, they are still liable for damages. Bedsores are usually easy to prevent. Generally, patients who turn in bed every two hours never develop pressure ulcers. In some …

What You Need to Know About ‘Granny Cams’ In Rockford

Only a few states allow a surveillance camera inside a nursing home resident’s room. As of 2016, Illinois is one of them. In fact, the Illinois Department of Health may even pay for the installation and operation of this equipment. Otherwise, the residents or their families are financially responsible. Granny cams are a very good …

How can Surveillance Cameras in a Nursing Home Prevent Elderly Abuse?

When you put your elderly loved ones in a nursing to provide better care for their needs, you believe that they will be treated carefully and respectfully. Though you are not there with them all the time, you want to make sure they are safe. However, there have been countless cases of elderly abuse and …

Nursing Home Neglect: What are the Legal Provisions?

Ever year one in six nursing home residents experience neglect. Nursing home neglect can lead to serious injury and even death. Despite the fact that every state in the US has passed legislation regarding elder care abuse, nursing home neglect remains quite common in the country. Neglect, in the context of nursing homes, occurs when …