Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

Placing a loved one in nursing home care is a difficult decision. One of the key factors in that decision is that an elder care facility is better equipped to provide the medical care and round-the-clock supervision your family member needs.

If a nursing home violated this trust by allowing your loved one to come to harm, the Bloomingdale law firm of R. Mark Maritote, P.C., will pursue justice. We have held Illinois nursing homes accountable for serious injury, untreated illness and untimely death through negligence, neglect or abuse.

If you suspect your elderly spouse or parent was mistreated, call our Bloomingdale office at 630-352-4345 or toll free 866-402-0174. We offer free initial consultations.

Holding The Caregivers Accountable

A well-run nursing home has protocols in place to prevent accidents and to ensure that every patient is treated with proper care and dignity. However, many nursing homes and assisted living facilities are underfunded and understaffed, creating lapses in security, medical treatment and general care. This can lead to very serious harm to vulnerable patients:

  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers) from medical neglect
  • Falling accidents from lack of assistance or restraints
  • Medication errors and other medical malpractice
  • Malnutrition and dehydration
  • Physical, sexual or emotional abuse
  • Wandering from the premises

If your loved one fell in a nursing home or shows other signs of nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse, attorney Mark Maritote can investigate. If the medical records and other evidence indicate negligence, we will pursue appropriate compensation for the costs of medical intervention, for the patient's pain and suffering, and for any lasting disability or wrongful death.

We take elder abuse cases in DuPage County, Cook County and throughout Chicagoland. To arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please call R. Mark Maritote, P.C., today at 630-352-4345 or toll free at 866-402-0174.