Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
At Alvarez Law Office, we take our client’s safety seriously and will fight aggressively to ensure retribution for any instance of abuse or neglect. This is especially true when elder abuse and/or neglect occurs at a nursing home or long-term care facility. There is an understandable “expectation of trust” the victim has toward their abuser. If you have reason to believe that a loved one is experiencing nursing home negligence or abuse, the committed attorneys at Alvarez Law Office will help you get justice.
What qualifies as nursing home negligence?
Any type of abuse or neglect qualifies as negligence. Common examples include:
- Bed sores
- Falls and fractures
- Willful Deprivation
- Physical Abuse
- Wrongful death
- Sexual Abuse
- Medical errors
- Financial Exploitation
Statistics on nursing home neglect are often hard to come by, because elderly victims often do not file a complaint. The National Council on Aging found that as many as 84% of elder abuses cases went unreported.
Nonetheless, the tragedy of nursing home neglect is on the rise. The Illinois Department on Aging received 14,858 reports of elder abuse in 2015. That’s an increase of almost 4,000 reported cases since 2011. More than 30% of all nursing home residents experience some form of nursing home abuse whether it is by staff or other residents.
If you are unsure if you or a loved one have a case for nursing home negligence, call our attorneys today. Your consultation is free and confidential. Our team will answer any questions that you may have.
Why should I choose Alvarez?
The Alvarez team has over 100 years of combined experience fighting for personal injury cases. Our firm has won over one million dollars in settlements for clients. As with all our cases, there is no fee unless your case is won.
No other team will give you as much attention and personal care as the attorneys at Alvarez Law Office. You will constantly be informed of the status of your case and involved in the decision making process. If you call today for a free consultation, our attorneys we will make justice for nursing home negligence our top priority.