Fighting for the Rights of Your Loved One
When parents or grandparents are no longer able to care for themselves, their care must be entrusted to nursing homes. These facilities have a responsibility to provide your family member with adequate care and protection. It is devastating to a family when someone they love is injured because of nursing home neglect.
Nursing home neglect occurs in a variety of forms and for a variety of reasons, including improperly trained personnel, an insufficient number of staff members, and inadequate monitoring of staff and residents. Cutting corners to save money should not jeopardize your family member's health and safety.
If you suspect a family member has been victim of neglect, contact us for a free initial consultation.
At Klest Injury Law Firm, we work to ensure your loved one gets the care he or she requires, including adequate food, water, shelter, and health care. Attorney Joseph Klest will find all responsible parties and hold them accountable for their actions.
You should be familiar with the common signs of nursing home neglect, including:
- Bedsores : These injuries often occur because of a failure to move patients, inexpensive or rough bedding, and hard mattresses.
- Malnutrition and dehydration : Every person needs proper food and water to survive. When people are unable to provide for themselves, it is the job of the nursing home to provide for them.
- Physical injuries: Injuries like broken bones, burns, and bruises occur all too frequently in nursing homes because of neglect and inadequate supervision.
The elderly and disabled frequently need assistance walking and moving around because of physical limitations, mental impairments (mental illness, dementia, disorientation caused by medication), or both. Inadequate monitoring often results in physical injury when an unattended resident falls, wanders off (elopes), or engages in a dangerous activity.
For more than 30 years, lawyer Joseph Klest has held nursing homes accountable for their negligent actions. If you suspect a family member has been victim of neglect, contact us for a free initial consultation. We represent clients in Chicago, Schaumburg, Oak Brook, and throughout the Chicagoland area.