Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect & Negligence
Joliet Nursing Home Abuse, Neglect & Negligence Lawyers
Nursing Home Accident & Injury Attorneys in Will County, IL
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 5,961,568 cases of elderly abuse were reported in 2010. The median age of the victims was 77.9 years. Among all the cases, 58.5 percent were cases of neglect, 15.7 percent were cases of physical abuse, 12.3 percent were cases of financial exploitation, 7.3 percent were cases of emotional abuse and 0.04 percent were cases of sexual abuse.
91 percent of the nursing homes did not have the staff to provide adequate care for the elderly and 36 percent of the nursing homes violated elderly abuse laws. Scary, isn’t it?
So, if your loved one is in a nursing home, you have reason to be concerned. Although not all nursing homes are bad or inefficient, many of them are. The next time you visit your loved one in a nursing home, look for signs of abuse. If you notice anything about your loved ones in a nursing home that makes you feel you uncomfortable, take action immediately and get in touch with The Tomczak Law Group.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse?
Some signs of elderly exploitation are:
• Unexplained bruises and scratches on the body
• Torn clothing and bloody garments
• Noticeable behavioral changes such as unaccounted fear, panic, anxiety and lack of self esteem
• Failing health due to malnutrition and lack of medication
• Unclean and unsanitary living quarters
• Missing personal possessions such as money and jewelry
Elderly abuse is of four types – physical abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse and sexual abuse. Neglect is also a kind of abuse.
Some case types involving Nursing Home Negligence, Abuse & Neglect:
- Assault / Abuse – Physical or Sexual
- Bed & Pressure Sores
- Malnutrition or Dehydration
- Medication Errors
A recent study revealed that for every case of elderly abuse reported, five cases go unreported. Millions of elderly suffer in silence. In several cases, the abused elderly are suffer intense emotional trauma that makes them mentally ill and hastens them towards death.
The Tomczak Law Group have attorneys who specialize in getting justice for the elderly in cases of negligence, abuse and neglect. We deem it our responsibility to use our resources to ensure justice and protection to the elderly. We passionately pursue cases of elderly abuse and ensure that the people responsible for the crime are brought to justice.
We take nursing home negligence cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our fee is based upon a percentage of the money received by you. There are no retainers or hourly fees incurred in such cases. There are no fees until you collect a settlement, and we WILL NOT settle until you are satisfied.
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Contact The Tomczak Law Group at (815) 723-4400 or email us today to set up a meeting to discuss the specifics of your case.
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