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When Negligence Causes Harm To Your Loved One

As more and more families find themselves depending on nursing homes, assisted living centers and other types of elder care facilities to oversee the health and well-being of parents and grandparents, incidents of Chicago nursing home neglect and abuse become serious concerns. Nursing home neglect leads to the victimization of our most vulnerable loved ones, who may be unable to protect themselves.

At Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, our experienced personal injury attorneys believe that the elderly deserve dignity and respect from their caregivers. We aggressively represent clients and their families in cases involving Chicago area nursing home negligence.

The Standard Of Care

Our lawyers understand that elder care facilities and nursing homes must provide a certain standard of care to all residents. Because of negligence or incompetence, these standards are often not met. The families of victims should seek the services of a qualified nursing home neglect or negligence attorney.

Elder neglect and other instances of nursing home negligence often result when facilities are not properly staffed or when staff members are overworked, underpaid or improperly trained. Our injury attorneys are intimately familiar with common instances of nursing home injuries resulting from negligence, which can include:

  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Bed sores and pressure sores
  • Broken bones
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Emotional or psychological abuse
  • Medication errors, such as improper medicinal doses or wrong prescriptions
  • Wrongful death
  • Sexual abuse or physical abuse
  • Wandering and elopement

Our law firm has handled a number of personal injury cases over the years. We are extremely familiar with the common signs of abuse and neglect that have caused patients to suffer due to a lack of proper care. If you have a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home who has suffered an injury, we can help you determine if you are able to recover compensation.

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Know your rights. If you suspect that you or a member of your family may be a victim of elder care or nursing home mistreatment, contact a nursing home negligence lawyer today. Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC is available to discuss your case with you. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we are successful on your behalf.

For more information about nursing home negligence read our articles:

How to check for possible nursing home abuse

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If a nursing home isn’t sanitary, illnesses could spread easily

When you place someone you love into a nursing home, it's your expectation that they will receive the appropriate care that they need. In flu season, and at times when there may be the risk of passing an illness from one resident or worker to another, you would hope...

Fewer nursing home visits may equal more abuse

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Cellulitis could be a sign of nursing home neglect

As people grow older, they are more likely to suffer from illnesses such as skin infections. These infections are preventable, and in most cases treatable. Unfortunately, when a nursing home isn't providing quality care, the illness may get worse.Cellulitis is one of...

Dementia is no excuse for using chemical restraints

If you've placed a loved one in a nursing home knowing that they have dementia, you know how much support they need. They may have unusual changes in behavior, such as aggressive tendencies, or could struggle to remember simple things, like how to eat dinner.When you...