Chicago Wandering and Elopement Lawyers

It is not uncommon for nursing home residents to suffer some element of dementia. In these situations, it is crucial that a nursing home staff is attentive and aware of the potential hazards a patient might face. Unfortunately, a poorly trained or negligent staff can ultimately do more harm than good.

At Steinberg Goodman & Kalish, our Chicago elder wandering off attorneys have experience providing legal advice and representation to clients who have had their elderly loved ones mistreated in nursing homes. Mental illnesses or dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, can lead to elderly individuals to leave the comfort and security of their health care facilities. It is nearly impossible to reason why they attempted to leave — perhaps they were reliving an episode from earlier in their lives, or they simply wanted to go home — but the result is undeniable.

Wandering and Elopement Lawyer Chicago

When an individual is taken into a nursing home, a thorough assessment must be completed that gauges the resident's potential for self-harm and spells out any special instructions. If this individual has a propensity for wandering off, it must be addressed by the staff. We understand the frustration and anger that most of our clients feel. They have entrusted the medical care and attention of their elderly loved ones to nursing homes. Ultimately, the nursing home staff has betrayed that trust. Allow us to investigate the situation and advise you about your legal options for monetary compensation.

Contact the Firm

If you have a loved one who has been injured due to nursing home negligence, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Steinberg Goodman & Kalish. We will examine your situation and provide an honest case evaluation. Call us at 888-325-7299 or contact us by completing our online form.