Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Deerfield and Lake County IL

Do you have a family member in a nursing home in the Chicago or Southern Wisconsin area? Did you know that residents in a nursing home are protected from abuse and negligence by state and federal laws? If you suspect a family member has suffered abuse or neglect at a long-term care facility, you may have grounds for a nursing home abuse lawsuit and we can help at Heller, Trakhtman and Associates.

Contact us today to find a nursing home abuse attorney in Deerfield and Lake County, IL!

What Is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Are you unsure of whether or not your case is abuse or neglect? We can help. Abuse is defined as – any physical injury, sexual abuse or mental injury inflicted on a long-term care facility resident other than by accident. Neglect is defined as – failure in a long-term care facility to provide appropriate and adequate medical or personal care that results in physical or mental injury to a resident or the deterioration of the same. Abuse is not relegated to physical or mental abuse and can include the nursing home environment – is the building safe, clean and well-equipped?

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Many residents and their families may not be sure about resident rights in the State of Illinois. Here is a list of resident rights included in the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act:

How Can We Help with Your Medical Malpractice Case in the Chicago Area?

Do you need a medical malpractice attorney in Deerfield and Lake County, IL? Heller, Trakhtman and Associates can help and the first step is to file an Affidavit of Merit in Illinois malpractice cases. This document states that you (as the plaintiff) or your attorney have consulted a medical professional who is:

  • The Right to File a Complaint
  • The Right to Their Own Clothing and Personal Property with Adequate Storage
  • The Right to Choose Their Own Doctor
  • The Right to Be Informed of Potential Effects of Medical Treatment and the Right to Refusal
  • The Right to Examine Their Medical Records
  • The Right to Have Their Appointed Caregiver Examine Their Medical Records
  • The Right to Manage Their Own Finances
  • The Right to Be Free of Physical Restraints
  • The Right to Freedom of Communication
  • The Right to Freedom of Religion

How Can We Help with Nursing Home Abuse Cases in the Chicago Area?

Do you believe that a member of your family has suffered neglect or abuse at their nursing home? The first step you will want to take is to contact the Illinois Department of Public Health. When the case has been reported, we can help navigate the legal process at Heller, Trakhtman and Associates with more than 75 years of courtroom experience. Nursing homes and healthcare providers are represented by insurance companies and we will use our experience as nursing home abuse attorneys in the Deerfield and Lake County, IL area to help you prove your case and get the compensation that you and your family deserve.

Contact Heller, Trakhtman and Associates today to get a headstart on your nursing home abuse case!