Reasons For Nursing Home Neglect And Abuse Lawsuits

There are many types of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse that can lead to a successful lawsuit.  Many of these types of neglect and abuse have been discussed on this site, and both lawsuits filed in Illinois as well as in other states have been summarized.  As well, nursing home accidents often occur, and these accidents often are rooted in some type of negligence or carelessness.  These nursing home accidents often involve serious injury, as seen in many instances.

While the the range of potential claims for nursing home (as well as other types of long-term health facilities, such as assisted living facilities) lawsuits is broad, there are various types of events and injuries that are common reasons for the filing of personal injury or (in the case of fatal accidents or injuries) wrongful death lawsuits.

Common claims for lawsuits include those for nursing home falls that cause injuries; medication administration errors – which can cause a broad range of harm; wandering (often called elopement) which usually includes harm that has caused by such an incident; and the development – and frequent worsening of – pressure sores, which can lead directly or indirectly to a serious deterioration of one’s health, to the point of death in some instances.

There are many “signs” of potential nursing home abuse and neglect.  These signs are discussed on the “Nursing Home Neglect” and “Nursing Home Abuse” pages.  Each potential case of nursing home abuse and/or neglect should be considered independently to determine if a lawsuit should be filed, and as such it is advisable to talk to a personal injury lawyer who handles nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits.  This lawyer can investigate and determine whether a lawsuit is advisable, given the specific characteristics of the nursing home abuse or neglect and the injuries (and/or death) that have been incurred due to these shortcomings in care.

For those that may have experienced nursing home abuse and/or neglect, and have been injured (or represent someone who has died due to such mistreatment) Tony Elman, Lead Trial Attorney at the Elman Law Group, provides a free legal consultation to discuss such mistreatment, and to determine whether the filing of a lawsuit is appropriate.  Tony can be reached anytime at (773) 392-8182.

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years.   We are known for our courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Nursing Home Fraud And Mismanagement

While nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse can potentially happen in any nursing home or other long-term health care facility, such neglect and abuse may be especially likely to happen if mismanagement and/or fraud is occurring at the nursing facilities.

The Chicago Tribune article (with video) of October 4, 2016, titled “Nursing home operator from Chicago jailed as feds allege $1 Billion scheme” discusses various allegations made against a nursing home operator who owned nursing homes, including previously owning Illinois nursing homes.

While the article focuses on an alleged $1 billion Medicaid and Medicare bribery and kickback scheme, allegations of patient abuse and neglect are also discussed.

An excerpt from the article, discussing various nursing home wrongful death lawsuits:

Separate from the pending federal indictment, the Tribune found that families have filed 20 wrongful death lawsuits since 2013 against seven of Esformes’ facilities in Miami-Dade County. Four were on Florida’s watch list of troubled facilities — among a total of only 11 nursing facilities in that area.

In one of those cases, patient Donald Reiff allegedly was attacked last year by a fellow resident at North Dade Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, then sent to another Esformes facility, Fountain Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Staff there allegedly neglected to assist or supervise Reiff, and he quickly suffered a catastrophic fall and died of a brain injury, according to a pending civil lawsuit filed by Reiff’s family.

Also mentioned in the article are alleged instances of fatal and nonfatal physical violence against nursing home patients, as well as other nursing home neglect incidents including a fatal elopement incident.

Additional details can be seen in the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.