When Long-Term Care Leads To Disaster
A nursing home, assisted living facility or rehabilitation center should be a place where residents or patients receive quality care. Residents’ safety should be paramount. Sadly, however, this is often not the case. Negligence and abuse in nursing home settings and other long-term care facilities result in far too many injuries and preventable deaths.
If your elderly or disabled spouse or parent, or any family member or close friend, was injured while in a nursing home or any care facility, you may be shocked and distressed. Or, perhaps it was you who was injured in a long-term care setting. The attorneys at Polansky & Cichon, Chtd., are ready to investigate and document evidence of negligence and abuse that led to the accident.
What Happened? How? Why?
Caring family members often torment themselves with questions about blame when a nursing home resident suffers from any of the following:
- A fall injury, possibly involving a broken bone, back injury or bruised tailbone
- Bedsores (decubitus ulcers)
- Skin tears
- Burn injuries by scalding or some other cause
- Malnutrition or dehydration
- Medication error
When our lawyers investigate such cases, we often determine that the underlying cause was one or more of the following:
- Insufficient staffing
- Failure to monitor
Whether the at-fault party was an individual, a team or the institution as a whole, our attorneys can help you determine whether you have a claim. They will also help you decide whether to take legal action and how to do so with a chance of winning.
When What You Really Want Is Reform
Clients who entrust their nursing home injury cases to us insist that monetary gain is not what they are after. Rather, they want the nursing home or other care facility to prevent further such incidents from affecting other residents. We keep this objective in mind as we prepare to file claims or lawsuits. The end result may need to include a revamping of systems that did not keep a loved one safe.
Even when systematic reform is a primary goal, financial compensation is still an important aspect of a nursing home injury case. There may be medical bills and other expenses to cover. The injured resident may need a higher level of care after the accident, with greater expenses as a result. Our plaintiffs’ lawyers can help you bring the most appropriate type of injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit after an injury or decline in health caused by negligence in a nursing home setting.
To Schedule A Free Consultation
Learn how our lawyers can help you pursue the justice you are looking for through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
Our compassionate team of plaintiffs’ lawyers is ready to guide you forward after a loved one has been injured or lost their lives. Schedule a no-obligation preliminary case review using the online form or by calling 312-815-6018.