If you have made the choice to check your elderly relative into an assisted living facility, you know how heart wrenching the process can be. You put a lot of faith in the facility. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, nursing homes fail to live up to their end of the bargain, neglecting and even outright abusing their residents. Tragically, the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) reports that approximately ten percent of older Americans face some type of serious abuse.
If your loved one has been the victim of abuse, you need to take immediate action. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD., we help family fight back. Our Streator nursing home abuse attorneys have the skills and experience needed to help you get your loved one to safety and to hold the negligent assisted living facility fully responsible for their misconduct.
If you suspect that your loved one has been affected by nursing home abuse or neglect, you need to take action. In these cases, you may not be entirely sure that abuse is occurring. In fact, this is common, as nursing home abuse is notoriously difficult to pin down. Still, action is required to protect your elderly or vulnerable family member. If the issue is relatively minor, you should start by raising your concerns with the staff of the facility. They may be able to address the issue directly and to your satisfaction. However, if you fear for the health and safety of your loved one, more drastic measures will be required. For example, you may need to reach out to Illinois Adult Protective Services. This state run agency has resources available to handle emergency situations. Then, you should contact an experienced Streator nursing home abuse attorney. Your attorney will be able to help you hold the facility legally liable for the negligence.
Assisted living facilities have a legal duty to provide safe, secure conditions and treatment to all residents. If a facility fails to live up to this standard, and a Streator nursing home resident suffers damage as a result, the facility can be held legally liable. Of course, in these cases, nursing home are generally represented by very large insurance companies, which work aggressively to stop victims from obtaining full and fair compensation for their losses. Our firm can help you fight back. We can help you and your loved one seek compensation for:
At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD., our compassionate Streator nursing home abuse lawyers have extensive experience handling all aspects of nursing home neglect cases. If you believe that your family member has been a victim of abuse, please call our Streator, Illinois office today at (815) 672-8878 to set up a free review of your claim.
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