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Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys in Illinois

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates Helps You & Your Loved Ones

Nursing homes or assisted living facilities should be a safe haven to take our elderly or disabled loved ones, providing them with exceptional service and personal care. Sadly, each year thousands of vulnerable senior citizens suffer abuse and neglect in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.

Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates can identify signs of abuse or neglect, assist in improvements of care, and work to obtain compensation for injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Call us today at (618) 505-1660 or contact us online to learn more during a free consultation.

Related Wins

We were able to obtain a $300,000.00 settlement for our elderly client who broke her leg due to the negligence of the nursing home. Learn more about our recent case results!

Types of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Nursing home abuse and negligence can come in many forms, such as:

  • Bed sores or ulcers
  • Poor nutrition and hygiene
  • Dehydration
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Medication mistakes
  • Unexplained bruises, falls, fractures, or other serious injuries
  • Sexual harassment or abuse
  • Unreasonable restraints
  • Caretaker neglect
  • Wrongful death

Signs of Nursing Home Neglect & Abuse

Because your loved one may not be able to speak up for himself/herself, it’s important that you know the signs of nursing home neglect and abuse. If you notice any signs of abuse or neglect, or if you suspect neglect or abuse are occurring, do not hesitate to contact the proper authorities. This may include calling 911 or the police if you believe your loved one is in immediate danger.

Some common signs of nursing home neglect and abuse include:

  • Unexplained injuries of any kind
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Seeming unwillingness to speak in front of a caretaker/staff
  • Sexual injuries or sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Over- or under-medication
  • Generally unclean or poorly maintained facilities
  • Soiled or dirty sheets, linens, or clothing
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Sudden unexplained weight changes
  • Changes in finances, including unexplained checking account withdrawals
  • Changes to a will or trust

If you believe you or someone you know has suffered from neglect or abuse in a nursing home facility, please contact our Illinois medical malpractice attorneys at Sam C. Mitchell & Associates right away for a free and confidential consultation. We can help you protect your family and loved ones from harm and fight for justice and fair compensation. We offer free initial consultations and you pay us only if we succeed in getting you the compensation you seek.

Contact us online or call (618) 505-1660 today.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Workers' Compensation $57,000

    A nurse was injured while working suffering a massive tear to her rotator cuff.

  • Auto Accident $45,000

    A West Frankfort, IL woman was involved in a collision on Interstate 57 that caused her vehicle to flip.

  • Auto Product Liability Confidential
  • Nursing Home Neglect $300,000

    An elderly woman who broke her leg due to a nursing home’s negligent care.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Workers' Compensation $100,000

    A woman from Galatia suffered a tear to her Achilles tendon while she was working that required surgery.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Auto Accident $125,000

    A Mt. Vernon man was traveling on Route 15 when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back.

  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.


Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris