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Watch for nursing home abuse during the holiday season

| Dec 5, 2014 | Uncategorized

Individuals all throughout Illinois will brave the winter weather and airport delays to be with their loved ones over the holidays. While many will reach their destinations and enjoy vacations with family and friends, others will have to stay where they live in order to receive continuing medical treatment and care. Hospitals, hospices and nursing homes all stay open throughout the holiday season and provide ongoing services to those who require medical assistance.

As their friends and loved ones visit them at their medical and care facilities, some patients may quietly be suffering from cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. These sad situations occur when care facilities and their care giver staffs fail to meet the standards of care established for them by law and applicable regulations. Whether those failures result from intentional or accidental actions and omissions, medical and care facilities should be held accountable for the harm that they cause to their patients.

Common examples of nursing home or medical facility neglect or abuse can include bed or pressure sores, medication errors and rehabilitative treatment mismanagement. Some cases of abuse or neglect are very apparent to outside visitors; others can be considerably more challenging to see. Paying attention to the care your loved ones receive at nursing homes and medical treatment centers can be a good way to stay ahead of any possible neglect or abuse problems.

The attorneys of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish know that nursing home abuse and neglect are issues for some individuals living in the Chicago metropolitan area. Those who have suffered from these types of harm do not have to endure their pain alone through the holidays. To learn more about preparing a negligence-based lawsuit for a suspected case of nursing home wrongdoing, please visit the firm’s website on nursing home abuse and neglect.

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