Maximum Compensation for Injured People
No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Nursing Home Abuse
  4.  » Nursing Home Negligence

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 FAQ

What is nursing home abuse & neglect?

Nursing home abuse and neglect can happen in multiple ways. In many cases, nursing home negligence is the result of understaffing or inadequate training of nursing home staff. This can lead to medication errors, failure to monitor patients, bedsores resulting from failure to move and clean patients, dehydration in patients, and repeated falls in a nursing home facility. In other cases, the misconduct of staff rises to the level of abuse, such as when patients are physically, psychologically or sexually abused, or when staff members use medications as chemical restraints. If you have concerns about whether your loved one has been neglected or abused, our attorneys are here to answer your questions and help in whatever way we can.

What is an example of unintentional abuse?

Neglect in a nursing home may be a kind of unintentional abuse. By understaffing the facility and failing to properly train or screen staff, the nursing home may directly or indirectly cause abuse to happen. Examples of unintentional abuse may include medication errors, failure to clean or move bedridden patients, and failure to monitor patients. These forms of neglect may be grounds for a lawsuit against a nursing home in Illinois.

How do I report neglect in a nursing home?

If you see signs of neglect in a nursing home, you should report the neglect to the facility. You should also contact a nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your options for putting a stop to the neglect. Unfortunately, nursing homes are often slow to address inadequate staffing and care, and families may need experienced legal guidance to address the matter quickly and effectively.

Signs Of Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse

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 many personal injury cases over the years. We are extremely familiar with the common signs of abuse and neglect. If you have a loved one in an assisted living facility or a nursing home who has suffered an injury, we can help you determine if you are able to recover compensation for Chicago nursing home negligence.

Talk To Us | The Consultation Is Free And Confidential

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.

Practice Areas

For more information about nursing home negligence read our articles:

Signs of overwhelmed caregivers at your parents’ nursing home

Caring for elderly residents in a nursing home is a demanding responsibility that requires patience, dedication and emotional resilience. The job is not for everyone. Family members must be observant and recognize the potential signs of overwhelmed nursing home...

Five Most Dangerous Nursing Homes in Chicagoland

In the vast expanse of Chicagoland, where the elderly seek solace and care in nursing homes, a disconcerting reality looms for some unfortunate residents. Despite the city's vibrant spirit, a handful of nursing homes harbor dangers that demand scrutiny. Below are five...

What are some signs of financial elder abuse?

Financial elder abuse is a distressing issue that affects many older adults in society, especially those in nursing homes. As your loved ones age, they can become more vulnerable to people who aim to take advantage of their financial resources. It is crucial to be...

Defining neglect in a nursing home setting

A study published in Cureus in 2021 revealed that abuse of those aged 65 or older occurs in about 10% of that population. Common types of elder abuse include neglect that occurs within nursing homes. One of the ways to protect the older generation is to learn the...

How do unsanitary nursing homes harm residents?

If you have a loved one who resides in a long-term care facility or nursing home, you want them to receive quality care and comfort. However, some nursing homes can have problems with neglect and cleanliness that can negatively impact residents. Fortunately, there are...