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Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

Many Illinois families have had to make the difficult decision to put their elderly relative or vulnerable loved one into a nursing home. When making this call, these families are forced to put a lot of trust and faith into the hands of the operators of the assisted living facility. Yet sadly, all too often, nursing homes fail to live up to their end of the bargain.

If you believe that your loved one has been the victim of abuse or neglect, you need to take immediate action. Our experienced legal team can help. At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our compassionate Rockford nursing home abuse attorneys are proud to fight for the safety and legal rights of nursing home patients.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

As nursing home abuse and neglect remains a real problem, family members of residents must always be on the lookout for red flags and warning signs of abuse. Notably, abuse and neglect can be difficult to catch. Indeed, in many cases, the warning signs are consistent with other underlying medical issues or they are well hidden. If you notice a problem, you need to follow up on it. Some of the most common signs of abuse or neglect include:  

  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Unexplained bruising
  • Soiled clothing or bedding
  • Other signs of bad hygiene
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Strange changes in mood or behavior
  • Unusual financial transactions on your loved one’s accounts
  • Complaints from your loved one
  • The general feeling that something is “wrong”

What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

If you believe that your elderly or vulnerable loved one was the victim of abuse, you need to take immediate action. Above all else, you need to get them to a safe location. The first step is to make a call to Illinois Adult Protective Services, an agency that can provide you with help and access to resources. Next, you should reach out to a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you find a permanent solution for your loved one and can help you take legal action against the negligent assisted living facility.

Compensation Available for Victims

If your vulnerable loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect, they may be entitled to substantial compensation. Depending on the facts of the case, our team may be able to help you seek financial recovery for:

  • Any costs related to relocation
  • Stolen money or property
  • Medical bills and costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death damages
  • Punitive damages

Request Your Free Personal Injury Consultation Today

At Brassfield & Krueger, Ltd., our Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers have helped many victims recover the full compensation they rightfully deserve. If you or a loved one was a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact us today in Rockford or LaSalle County to schedule a free review of your claim.

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