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Suffering Physical Abuse In A Nursing Home.

When an elderly loved one enters a nursing home, you expect that he or she will be treated with dignity and respect by a team of professionals.

Unfortunately, vulnerable populations, such as nursing home residents, are too often victims of physical abuse. The shock that accompanies the discovery that your loved one was physically abused by nursing home employees can be overwhelming. Your trust in that nursing home is shattered and you may not know where to turn.

At Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC, based in Chicago , our personal injury attorneys will provide practical guidance while compassionately helping you through this difficult and emotional time.

Do You Suspect Your Loved One Is Being Physically Abused By A Nursing Home?

Because you are not with your loved one all the time while he or she is in a nursing home, it may be difficult to determine whether he or she is suffering from nursing home abuse. Common signs of abuse include:

  • Bruises.
  • Abrasions.
  • Burns.
  • Broken bones.
  • Lacerations or open wounds.
  • Withdrawal from activities.
  • Unexplained change in alertness.
  • Unusual mood change.

If you notice your family member displaying any of these warning signs, you and your loved one need immediate help to hold staff members and administrators responsible for their negligence.

Proving the abuse can be extremely challenging. Some nursing homes may try to claim that the individual is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s and unable to clearly state who caused their injuries.

Should this is happening in your case, you need to talk to us as soon as possible. The lawyers at Mark L. Karno & Associates, LLC will explain your options, provide you with detailed legal advice and then develop a strategy to achieve your goals.

With us, you get personal attention and more than 30 years of experience handling neglect and abuse cases. When you no longer trust your loved one’s nursing home, we will ensure that we are a law firm you can rely upon to get the assistance you need.

We have handled several nursing home neglect cases against facilities throughout the Chicago region, successfully recovering compensation for many families. We are committed to protecting senior citizens and others who require long-term care at area nursing homes.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Case.

If you suspect your loved one is a victim of elder abuse, set up a free consultation at one of our convenient locations by contacting one of our injury attorneys today.

We handle your case or lawsuit on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not collect any attorneys’ fees for our services unless you recover compensation. Our law firm represents nursing home negligence abuse victims throughout the Chicago area and beyond. Se habla espanol.

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