Abuse and neglect in nursing homes is unconscionable. Unfortunately, it happens more often than you might think. Our elders are vulnerable and easily intimidated in nursing homes, but injuries often occur because of pure negligence, as opposed to wrongful acts.
Common causes of injuries and wrongful deaths in nursing homes include:
- Bedsores/pressure ulcers
- Dehydration and malnutrition
- Resident abuse
- Staff abuse
- Medication errors
Many negligence claims stem from inadequate hiring, training and supervision of nursing home staff. Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual and financial. If you suspect abusive actions or believe that injuries to your loved one may have been caused by negligence at the nursing home, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free case evaluation.
Proven Legal Counsel And Compassionate Advocates
At James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd., our Chicago attorneys handle nursing home abuse and neglect cases throughout Illinois and the Greater Chicago area. We have a 40-year history of fighting for injury victims, and we have recovered tens of millions of dollars in deserving compensation settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.
Our team of experienced and proven lawyers is familiar with elder care facility regulations; staffing, hiring and training procedures; and detecting abuse. One of our attorneys, Beverly P. Spearman, is also a registered nurse. Our collaboration with medical experts and elder care experts is often managed by Ms. Spearman and supported by the full resources of our firm.
We are a leading plaintiffs' law firm in the United States, and we fully invest in every case that we take on. Our firm handles all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we take on all the costs of litigation, and you pay no legal fees unless we secure a favorable settlement or verdict in your case, which is paid out of your compensation award.
Schedule A Free Consultation At James D. Montgomery & Associates, Ltd.
Please email or call us at 312-977-0200 to schedule a meeting with one of our compassionate, highly qualified attorneys in Chicago. Gain an understanding of your rights and full legal options.