| Nursing home abuse takes many forms, including
physical, mental & emotional, sexual, and financial. Abuse
may be so severe that death results. In all situations,
lllinois and federal laws exist to protect the rights
of these nursing home abuse and neglect victims.
Nursing home abuse or neglect can manifest itself in various ways. Fall injuries are often experienced as a consequence of staff negligence. Decubitus ulcers, commonly known as bedsores, can also result as a consequence of negligence or neglect. The improper use of medications or the failure to provide the resident with medication as directed by his or her physician can also result in injury or death, yet again another example of nursing home negligence. Of course, nursing home residents are sometimes injured as a consequence of the intentional acts of other residents or facility staff members. General lack of proper and appropriate care may also give rise to claims of negligence in the nursing home setting.
If you believe a nursing home resident has experienced abuse or neglect, call attorney Michael J. Perillo, Jr. at (847) 732-5986 for a free consultation.