Nursing Home Injuries

It is never an easy decision to move an elderly parent or vulnerable family member into a nursing home. You need to be able to find a skilled nursing facility that you can trust to provide high-quality care. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, innocent nursing home residents are injured as a result of abuse or neglect at the facility.

At Mossing & Navarre, LLC, our nursing home lawyers have experience bringing legal claims against negligent nursing homes. We are dedicated to fighting for the rights and interests of nursing home residents in Illinois. If your loved one sustained serious injuries at a nursing home, please contact our law firm today for immediate assistance.

Nursing Home Patients Have Legal Rights

Nursing homes and assisted living centers have a responsibility to protect their residents. Nursing home patients have legal rights under both state and federal regulations, including the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and the federal Nursing Home Reform Act. Among other things, Illinois nursing home patients have the right to:

  • Live in an environment that is safe and free from abuse;
  • Receive adequate assisted care and medical treatment;
  • Participate in certain health care decisions; and
  • Raise complaints about their care.

Holding Negligent Nursing Homes Liable

Nursing homes are licensed and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. These facilities have a duty of care to protect elderly and vulnerable residents. If your family member was injured because a nursing home or any of its staff members acted in a negligent manner, you can hold the facility liable for your loved ones’ injuries. In many cases, proving negligence can be challenging. If you are considering bringing a claim against a negligent nursing home, your family should be represented by an experienced nursing home attorney.

Compensation Available to Injured Victims

Once liability is established, a legal case will move to the issue of damages. Under Illinois law, nursing home injury victims have a right to seek compensation for the full value of their damages. Recovering fair compensation can prove to be difficult. Nursing homes and their insurance carriers try to settle claims for the lowest amount possible. Our nursing home injury lawyers are ready to help. You may be entitled to financial relief for:

  • Emergency medical treatment;
  • Other hospital medical bills;
  • Pain and suffering; and,
  • Emotional distress.

Tragically, nursing home abuse and neglect can sometimes lead to fatal injuries. If your loved one was killed as a result of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect, you should consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney.

Contact Our Nursing Home Injury Attorneys Today

At Mossing & Navarre, LLC, our attorneys have helped protect the legal rights and financial interests of many vulnerable nursing home residents. If your loved one was injured in a skilled nursing facility, we can help. For a free, fully confidential case evaluation, please contact our law firm today. With an office in Chicago, we serve nursing home neglect and abuse victims in communities throughout all of Illinois.

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