Nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have a responsibility to provide appropriate supervision and care for their residents, including proper monitoring of residents, adequate food and water, appropriate medical attention and medications, well-maintained equipment and premises, and to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for their residents. When a resident suffers a fall or multiple falls, has unexplained injuries, experiences malnutrition or dehydration, receives the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage of medication, develops bed sores, displays withdrawn, combative or violent behavior, or dies unexpectedly while under a nursing home’s care, it may be a result of negligence, neglect or abuse.
It has become unfortunately common that nursing homes are understaffed and poorly managed and nursing home employees are often overworked, under-paid, and lack appropriate training and supervision. These conditions can make the facility a dangerous place for its residents. When an injury occurs, the nursing home should be held responsible and compensation for any medical bills and pain and suffering should be awarded to the victim or his or her family.
To consult with our office regarding a potential nursing home neglect claim, please call (312) 346-6800 or complete and submit the contact form. We urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible, to ensure all of your rights are protected.