Common Nursing Home Injuries
When you choose a nursing home to care for your grandparent or parent, you trust that the staff will protect your loved one’s health and safety. It is horrific to think that a vulnerable family member could be injured by nursing home neglect.
If you are unsure about the cause of your family member’s nursing home injury, contact Klest Injury Law Firm to start an investigation of the nursing home.
Often people have no idea how a person was injured at a nursing home. Institutionalized family members may provide little information, often because of mental health or physical problems. At Klest Injury Law Firm, we will find the cause of your loved one’s injuries and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer
You may live out-of-state and be unable to conduct a full investigation of the incident yourself. Do not worry. When you contact our attorneys to investigate the nursing home injury, we will work to protect your loved one from further injuries.
People suffer a variety of injuries at the hands of nursing home staff members. These injuries can range from minor infections to organ failure that causes death. We have represented families whose loved ones suffered these common injuries:
- A fall caused by a failure to monitor a patient who required constant supervision or physical restraint
- A burn caused by scalding water or an open flame
- A bedsore injury that leads to a serious infection
- An injury caused when a patient wander offs and gets hurt or elopes into the community and is exposed to dangerous conditions
- An overdose or injury caused by nurse or physician malpractice
- Clogged breathing tubes resulting from a staff member’s failure to monitor
Unfortunately, because of nursing home negligence, you must watch out for the health and safety of your family member. There are clear warning signs that indicate nursing home abuse or neglect, including a severe or unexplained decline in health, sudden personality changes, and the nursing home staff’s unwillingness to offer an explanation about a nursing home injury.
If you suspect a family member is victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you deserve answers. Contact our lawyer to start an investigation into your loved one’s nursing home injury. Call us for a free initial consultation. We represent clients in Chicago, Schaumburg, and throughout the Chicagoland area.