Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
The decision to move into a nursing home or assisted living facility is rarely easy, but it is a choice that many seniors and their families face. Trusting strangers with the responsibility to care for you or a loved one can be a leap of faith regardless of how much research families put into their choice of a facility. But way too often, that trust is broken.
The abuse and neglect of seniors in nursing homes is appalling. Tragically, it is also something that hundreds of thousands of seniors experience every year, leaving them with severe physical injuries and deep psychological trauma and leaving their families struggling with guilt, anger, and a desire to hold the facility accountable for the harm they caused.
At Hammond Law LLC, we do not tolerate seniors being mistreated and disrespected, especially by those who are supposed to ensure their health and safety. With determination, skilled advocacy, and an unwavering commitment to our most vulnerable citizens, we aggressively pursue compensation and seek justice on behalf of Chicagoland seniors and their families who have suffered pain and indignity – or the loss of a loved one – at the hands of nursing home and assisted living facility staff and owners.
Forms of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
There are countless ways nursing homes and their staff can harm residents through negligence or mistreatment, including:
- Physical abuse
- Medication errors
- Sexual abuse
- Improper prescribing of antipsychotic drugs
- Falls and drops
In addition to physical harm, abused and neglected seniors can suffer severe psychological and emotional trauma, a problem that can be more difficult for loved ones to detect. Threats, isolation, humiliation, verbal abuse, and denials of privacy, facilities, or communication with others can cause unspeakable harm and lead to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and other problems which can make any physical ailments even worse.
We Fight For The Health, Safety, and Dignity of Chicago Seniors
At Hammond Law, we fight for Chicagoland seniors who suffer harm at the hands of the very people they count on to keep them well. If a nursing home’s neglect injured you or a loved one, the first step is to contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. We’ll discuss your situation with you, further investigate the incident, location, and people involved, and pursue compensation if we uncover abuse or neglect. Don’t delay – you have only a limited amount of time to file your claim. And rest assured, there’s no fee until we obtain compensation for you.