The decision to enter a nursing home is never easy for an individual or his or her family. All throughout the greater Chicago area, families are struggling with how to best handle the medical and care decisions of their loved ones with special needs. If and when an individual is placed in a nursing home facility, his or her family may worry about the quality of attention that their loved one is receiving.
Many nursing and group homes provide excellent care for those individuals who can no longer live on their own. A good nursing home has a well-trained staff that is equipped to handle the unique ailments that each of the home’s patients experiences. It has the capacity to cope with unexpected changes in a patient’s health in a prompt and professional manner.
Not all nursing homes are able to achieve these necessary and important aspirations. Whether through understaffing, poor training, poor management or outright lack of concern, an unacceptable number of individuals are harmed in nursing and group homes each and every year. Often the individuals who suffer from nursing home neglect or abuse are the ones who cannot speak up for themselves to advocate for their own care.
The law firm of Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish offers a voice to those whose suffering is unheard in these tragic situations. Our attorneys work with victims and their families to advocate for the rights of those who have suffered after seeking professional services for the maintenance of their health and well-being. In many situations, nursing home neglect or abuse can result in serious injuries to victims. Based upon the facts and circumstances of a particular case, a victim of nursing home neglect may be able to pursue compensation for his or her losses and suffering. Please visit our firm’s website to learn more about nursing home neglect and abuse in Chicago.