The attorneys at the Chicago Law Office of Barry G. Doyle P.C. are dedicated to assisting victims and families of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Nursing home residents have a right to be protected and to live peacefully and decently. We have a special responsibility to assure their well-being, as they are in most cases unable to defend themselves from:
Families faced with the difficult decision to admit an aging parent to a nursing home go through a careful selection process and have been convinced that their parent will receive proper care. Sadly, nursing homes do not always live up to these promises. As a for-profit organization, a nursing home may be tempted into accepting residents for whom they do not have the resources to care. They may also be understaffed or suffer from high staff turnover. The decisions made by nursing home management about the amounts of resources they will allocate to the care of the senior citizens in their care often set the stage for poor outcomes for their residents, including serious injury and death.
If your parent, relative or friend entrusted to the care of an Illinois nursing home has suffered from bed sores, fall injuries, malnutrition or dehydration, restraint injuries, choking, or an assault, it is then absolutely necessary and urgent to find out if abuse or neglect has been committed.
The Chicago Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle P.C. can help and support you with their experience and successful handling of nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits.
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The attorneys at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle P.C. focus on abuse and neglect cases in Chicago and Illinois nursing homes. Subject to extensive state and federal regulations, these cases require special legal and investigative skills. The stage for many nursing home accidents is often set weeks before their occurrence. Accident reporting may be delayed. Elderly residents are not always in a position to remember, testify or handle the stress of an investigation. And at times, facts that could be damaging for the institution are covered up.
Our lawyers and legal nurse consultants help establish a strong case by thoroughly investigating the string of events, the evidence and the responsibilities that led to the nursing home accident, injury, or abuse. We have an impressive record in protecting the rights of our clients and bringing the culprits to justice.
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In a free consultation, we will immediately make you aware of your rights and of the extent of our support. Call Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer Barry Doyle at 1-312-263-1080.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
A number of Illinois nursing homes are understaffed, or employ personnel lacking the adequate training and resources to take care of elderly residents. Low wages and difficult working conditions also lead to a high staff turnover. The resulting neglect and inadequate treatment or supervision will eventually lead to accidents with grave consequences such as serious drug interactions, bed sores, falls and fractures. Apart from neglect by the nursing home staff or management, physical or emotional suffering can be inflicted on defenseless residents by other persons, such as residents with mental disorder who were not properly supervised. If a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse and neglect, call Chicago lawyer Barry Doyle today at 1-312-263-1080 or send us a message for a free consultation about your case.
Abuse or neglect cases in Illinois can be difficult to uncover. Finding out who is responsible and bringing them to justice requires experience and skill. The Chicago nursing home lawyers at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle P.C. have a passionate commitment to and long experience protecting the rights of victims of nursing home abuse. Inadequate care, serious malpractice and accidents often result from understaffing, high staff turnover, inadequate staff training, or even admitting mentally ill residents. If you are faced with abuse or neglect in a Chicago or Illinois nursing home, contact Barry Doyle today at 1-312-263-1080.
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The fear of injury from falls is a common concern that family members have for their loved ones. Many times this is the reason they will decide to admit their loved one into a nursing home. Nursing home falls are different from those that occur elsewhere, such as in a grocery store. Our Illinois nursing home falls lawyers understand that this is a very important distinction in your nursing home fall lawsuit.
Here is a list of some of the issues at the heart of an Illinois nursing home fall lawsuit.
When you or your loved one enter a nursing home without bed sores, state and federal regulations provide that they must not be developed unless clinically unavoidable. Therefore, nursing home staff must take all necessary steps to prevent bed sores from developing. If bed sores are not properly treated they frequently progress, become infected, and can lead to a steady decline of the nursing home resident’s health often culminating in the resident’s wrongful death. Our Chicago nursing home lawyers fight nursing home abuse and neglect that often time leads to bed sores.
Learn more about bed sores and how to prevent bedsores.
Medication errors can have devastating consequences for the patient victim, often requiring extensive hospital care or even resulting in the wrongful death of the nursing home resident. As experienced Chicago nursing home lawyers, we know how to analyze a case to discover any medication errors.
Here are the first 5 things we look at when analyzing cases involving nursing home medication errors.
Nursing home dehydration and malnutrition can be a medical emergency. Federal regulations require nursing homes to ensure residents receive adequate diet and liquid intake to fit their nutritional needs and proper hydration. It is often difficult for family members to tell if their loved one is receiving the right amounts food and fluids. The nursing home staff is required to monitor a resident’s nutrition and hydration.
Our experienced Chicago nursing home lawyers have put together a list of common nursing home symptoms of dehydration and malnutrition.
The majority of our firm’s nursing home abuse and neglect cases are wrongful death cases. This is because so few of the victims of poor nursing home care survive. When the nursing home promised you that they could take care of your family member, they knew your loved one needed help and medical care. It means that they had to try harder, not give up. It is important to note that nursing home wrongful death cases are different than other wrongful death cases and require a certain set of skill and experience. The Chicago nursing home lawyers at the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle strive to protect and compensate victims of nursing home wrongful death.
Learn more about nursing home wrongful death and how we help can help.