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Rockford, IL Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer

Stephenson County Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Injury Attorney

Compassionate Injury Attorneys Representing Victims of Nursing Home Negligence in Winnebago County

The quality of care in Illinois nursing facilities has declined in recent years. Aging demographics and longer life spans have created a greater need for long-term care among seniors in the state. This has led to staffing shortages, poorly trained staff, mismanagement, and related issues. Industry consolidation and more facilities becoming "for-profit" entities have made matters worse, resulting in more and more cases of nursing home neglect and abuse.

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we have over two decades of experience successfully representing those who have been mistreated in nursing homes in Rockford and throughout Illinois. We understand the outrage family members feel when a facility they entrusted to look after their aging loved one betrays that trust, and we put our extensive experience to work to ensure that those responsible for nursing home neglect and abuse are held fully accountable.

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Concerns in Illinois Facilities

Residents of long-term care facilities are exposed to numerous forms of abuse and neglect. Some of the most common issues we see include:

  • Pressure and Bed Sores: Residents who are frequently subjected to extended periods of unrelieved pressure in certain parts of the body tend to develop pressure or bed sores. When these sores are not treated promptly, more severe health conditions can quickly develop.
  • Falls: Many elderly nursing home residents are frail and susceptible to falling if they are not supervised properly. Falls can cause cuts, bruises, fractures, and other serious injuries.
  • Medication Errors: Inadequate staffing often leads to errors in administering medication, such as over or under medicating, improperly mixing medications, giving medication to the wrong patient, and many others.
  • Physical and Verbal Abuse: There are some instances when facility residents are physically or verbally abused by staff or other residents. This leads to numerous forms of physical, mental, and emotional trauma for the victim.
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration: Many nursing home residents have vitamin deficiencies and/or specific dietary needs. Others require patience on the part of staff to ensure they receive proper nutrition during meal times. When the staff does not pay close enough attention to the dietary needs of residents, malnutrition and dehydration can result.

Nursing home neglect and abuse cases can be very difficult to pursue. Most often, there are multiple contributing factors, and facilities do everything possible to avoid responsibility for mistreating their residents. We have seen just about every issue that can arise in a nursing home setting, and we are able to quickly uncover important (and frequently overlooked) factors that might point to negligence or abuse. We also routinely call on top national and international health professionals to provide expert testimony that supports our findings. This puts our clients in the best possible position to obtain a positive outcome.

Speak with a Belvidere Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Lawyer

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we have the experience, resources, and dedication to provide the skilled and personalized representation our clients deserve. We offer free consultations, and we answer your questions throughout the legal process, so you are always kept informed. We also take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, so you never have to pay upfront attorney fees.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse, you deserve to have a strong advocate in your corner. To schedule your free consultation with our office, contact us today at 815-215-7561. We serve clients in Rockford, Winnebago County, Freeport, Belvidere, Winnebago, Loves Park, Byron, Rochelle, Oregon, Boone County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, and throughout Illinois.

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