Chicago Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys
Cook County Lawyers Serving Victims of Nursing Home Negligence
When you entrust the care of an elderly loved one to a nursing home or a long-term care facility, you have the right to assume that he or she will receive exemplary treatment from knowledgeable healthcare professionals. Unfortunately, thousands of nursing home residents suffer abuse or neglect at the hands of their caretakers every year. At Pullano Law Offices, we understand the seriousness of nursing home neglect and are dedicated to helping victims receive the compensation and justice they deserve.
For more than 25 years, Attorney Richard L. Pullano has dedicated his practice to protecting the rights of injured victims. His commitment to each and every client, combined with a vast knowledge of the law, has helped him amass a long history of sustained success and numerous record-setting victories. If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home neglect, you can rely on Mr. Pullano and his team to work tirelessly for you in pursuit of maximum recovery from any and all negligent parties.
Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys in Kane County
As the American population continues to age and lifespans become longer, more and more elderly patients require long-term care or constant monitoring that may be unavailable at home. Reputable, fully-staffed nursing homes can offer such patients the care they need in a comfortable, home-like environment. However, sadly, many such facilities fall far short of appropriate medical standards, and neglect and abuse are estimated to take place in as many as one in three nursing homes. This means that thousands of our most vulnerable patients are in danger of substandard care and medical negligence.
Many victims of nursing home negligence exhibit similar signs and symptoms. If your loved one shows some of them, there may be a significant cause for concern. Common signs of abuse or neglect include:
- Dehydration or malnutrition;
- Open wounds, cuts, or bed sores;
- Poor personal hygiene;
- Unsanitary conditions;
- Emotional distress, including depression or unusual behavior; and
- Unreasonable physical restraint.
Cook County and Lake County Advocates for Nursing Home Negligence Victims
One of the most commonly cited causes for nursing home negligence is a lack of adequate staffing. Adequate staffing requires the facility to employ an appropriate number of proficiently trained doctors, nurses, orderlies, and other support staff members at all times. Failure to do so not only results in danger to the residents or patients of nursing homes, but also potential liability on the part of the administration for any injuries sustained.
Whether inadequate staffing, poor training, or intentionally harmful actions caused your injuries in a nursing home, the team at Pullano Law Offices is prepared to fight for you. By carefully selecting each case we take, we are equipped to investigate every detail of your claim thoroughly. We will review medical records, interview available witnesses, and utilize all available means to discern the truth. Armed with the facts, our attorneys will fight tirelessly for your rights against those who did you wrong. You deserve maximum compensation, and we will not compromise in our pursuit of full justice.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home negligence, contact our office today. Call 312-551-1100 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney who understands success. We are proud to serve the needs of injured clients throughout the greater Chicagoland area.