The Negligence of Nursing Home Professionals
You entrust nurses and doctors to provide medical care for your aging family member in a nursing home. Your elderly loved one's life and care is in the hands of medical professionals. When these people make a mistake, there are often tragic and costly consequences.
If a medical professional's negligence made a patient's condition worse, contact Klest Injury Law Firm in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Oak Brook, Illinois.
A nurse's or doctor's negligence can include the misdiagnosis of a serious medical condition or a failure to recognize signs of abuse or neglect. Nurses and doctors have an obligation to provide the best possible care to patients. Since your loved one may lack the ability to decide what type of care he or she needs, medical professionals must exercise their skills diligently.
Nursing Home Malpractice Lawyer
For more than 30 years, attorney Joseph Klest has helped protect family members in nursing homes throughout greater Chicago who were subject to nurse or physician negligence. We will find out who is responsible for your loved one's injuries and hold that person, or those people, accountable. Our goal is to get families and elderly patients the money they deserve to compensate them for their injuries.
Injuries caused by medical negligence occur in a variety of different situations. Generally, these injuries fall into three categories:
- Injuries caused by a nurse's aide. These nurse's assistants have the responsibility for providing most of the daily care for patients. They frequently have the most contact with your family member.
- Injuries caused by nurse negligence. Nurses have the responsibility of providing daily medical treatment to nursing home patients. They must have the training necessary to assess a patient's condition and contact a doctor when necessary.
- Injuries caused by physician negligence. Doctors have the ultimate responsibility for the care and medical treatment of patients in nursing homes. They must assess changes in a patient's medical condition and order additional tests and procedures if necessary.
The doctor or nurse in charge of the care of your family member must adhere to certain standards of care. When the medical professional fails to exercise reasonable skill and judgment, he or she is liable for medical malpractice.
If you have questions, contact lawyer Joseph Klest for a free initial consultation. We will begin investigating your case immediately. Your family member deserves to be protected from medical malpractice.