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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.
Auto Accident $9,000,000
Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.
Auto Accident $2,500,000
JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.
Trucking Accident $2,500,000
Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.
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.
Auto Accident $875,000
Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.
Auto Accident $750,000
JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.
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.
Auto Accident $600,000
A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.
Auto Accident $375,000
A woman sustained injuries to her neck, back, right hip, and left knee after being involved in a T-bone collision.