Choking, hitting, withholding food or medication—these are all signs of nursing home abuse and neglect.
Abusive nursing home staff and administrators must be held accountable for these deplorable and illegal acts. An Oak Park choking lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you seek compensation and justice from those responsible for abusing your spouse, parent, or another family member.
You could be awarded compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. However, you have a limited time to act. Please call today for your free case evaluation at (800) 842-6336.
How an Oak Park Choking Lawyer Can Help You and Your Older Loved One
Many family members do not know who to turn to when they discover that a caregiver or another resident is choking or abusing their parent or spouse in some way.
Our lawyers recommend the following actions:
- Remove your loved one from harm’s way.
- Have a doctor or other medical professional examine your loved one (do not use the healthcare provider from the nursing home).
- Take photos of your loved one’s bruises.
Your next action should be to call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a free case evaluation. We help clients recover a financial award for nursing home abuse and neglect.
Our Abuse Attorneys Gather Evidence and Documentation
It takes time and resources to obtain the necessary evidence to seek financial awards. A nursing home abuse attorney with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can take care of this for you so that you may ensure your loved one’s health and well-being.
Some of the evidence that can show how the nursing home is liable for your loved one’s damages may include:
- Expert medical testimony about your loved one’s bruises, injuries, and impact of abuse on his or her health.
- Nursing home logbooks, charts, and medical documentation.
- Prior violations or complaints.
- Witness statements.
- Police reports, if available.
The sooner you call for a free case review, the sooner we could start working on your behalf.
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Our Lawyers Use This Evidence to Show Liability
A lawyer can obtain evidence of the alleged choking or other abusive act, and then relate this evidence to show liability.
- The nursing home owed your loved one a duty of care to provide a safe environment and to hire staff in accordance with state and federal guidelines.
- The nursing home breached this duty of care by allowing your loved one to be in danger by failing to conduct a background check on the caregiver.
- This negligence caused your loved one to suffer injury.
- You and your loved one have awards as a result of these injuries.
State and federal agencies regulate nursing homes in Illinois. They have a legal obligation to provide a standard of care according to accepted medical practices.
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You Could Receive Compensation
There are two ways that you and your loved one could receive compensation. The first is a settlement that both parties can agree upon. The second is to take your case to trial and seek an award from a judge or a jury.
A nursing home abuse lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is by your side. While we may first try to negotiate a settlement, we will not hesitate to pursue justice at trial if that is the best course of action.
The types of damages you might receive include:
- Medical care and treatment.
- Pain and suffering.
- Lifecare expenses including relocation.
- Mental anguish.
Our lawyers will help you recover financial awards on a contingency basis, with no upfront cost to you.
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Our Firm Accepts Many Types of Nursing Home Abuse Cases
Nursing home cases can be complex because they require much fact-finding. They may have multiple liable parties. Nursing homes are often part of a large healthcare conglomerate that usually has a team of lawyers to defend them.
As our client, you and your loved one have our team of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators who will relentlessly pursue compensation and justice.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm accepts nursing home cases that involve:
- Physical abuse.
- Sexual abuse.
- Emotional abuse.
- Verbal abuse.
- Financial abuse and theft.
We will hold all liable parties accountable for your loved one’s injuries and awards.
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Who May Take Legal Action
It is your right to hire a lawyer to take legal action if you are:
- The victim.
- The victim’s spouse.
- The victim’s child.
- The victim’s personal representative or legal guardian.
Each state has its own set of liability and negligence laws and statute of limitations. Per 735 ILCS 5, the statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit is two years.
You should know that many personal injury lawsuits are the result of failed settlement negotiations. That is why we encourage you to call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today and learn about your legal options.
Taking Legal Action Can Protect Others
Your spouse or parent did nothing to deserve choking, hitting, sexual assault, or other forms of nursing home abuse. It is your legal right to consult a lawyer to help you seek awards for your loved one’s physical and emotional suffering.
In our experience, taking action with a lawyer by your side can shine a light on other cases of nursing home abuse and neglect. You might very well prevent another victim from the same fate.
Connect with an Oak Park Choking Lawyer
Please take whatever action is appropriate to protect your loved one, including calling 9-1-1 if it is an emergency. Once your spouse or parent is safe, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for a free case evaluation at (800) 842-6336. We are here to help.