Detecting Nursing Home Abuse

Recently the Michigan Attorney General, Bill Schuette, has published a document titled “Protecting Residents From Abuse & Neglect In Health Care Facilities.”(pdf)  This document, dated May 2014, discusses various aspects of how to recognize and protect residents of health care facilities (nursing homes and other care facilities) from nursing home abuse and neglect.

In this document, various topics and resources are discussed, including:

  • “Recognizing Patient Abuse & Neglect”  – including physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, financial abuse, and neglect (each topic with various suggestions)
  • “Stopping Patient Abuse & Neglect” – 8 suggestions

While this document is geared toward potential Michigan nursing home abuse and neglect, the suggestions regarding recognizing nursing home patient abuse and neglect – as well as how to stop it – are directly relevant to nursing homes in other states, including Illinois nursing homes as well as Illinois assisted living facilities and other similar facilities such as hospitals and hospices.


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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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