If your loved one suffered physical abuse at the hands of nursing home staff, our legal team may be able to help you.
Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses associated with your loved one’s medical care, pain and suffering, and more. If your loved one died due to injuries suffered from physical abuse, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we offer free case evaluations, and we work on a contingency-fee basis. Upon review of your case, should we proceed with litigation, we collect our legal fees only if we secure compensation for you.
Nursing home abuse happens for many reasons—none of which excuse the behavior. If your loved one experienced physical abuse in a nursing home, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now.
Signs of Physical Abuse of the Elderly
According to the National Council on Aging, several forms of elder abuse affect the lives of elderly people every day. Physical abuse can cause serious injury, even exacerbating existing illnesses or death.
The council lists the following signs of physical abuse as among the most common:
- Pressure marks
- Broken bones
These injuries should prompt your immediate inquiry into how they happened.
Silence Could Indicate a Problem
Unexplained falls or attempts to hide marks serve as red flags that your loved one’s care bears scrutiny. Do not count on an elderly nursing home resident to tell you about their physical abuse. They may not share their accounts of abuse due to fear of retaliation, or they may not be able to communicate with you. If staff and administration refuse to answer your questions and concerns about abuse, consider the lack of response, an additional red flag.
For a free legal consultation with a Physical Abuse Lawyer serving Oak Park, call (800) 794-0444
Understand the Abuse, But Do Not Excuse It
As your loved one’s advocate, you need to ensure that the negligent or abusive parties assume accountability for their actions. You trusted the nursing home to care for your loved one and to protect them from harm—not inflict harm. You simply cannot overlook abusive behavior by short-tempered, unprofessional staff, no matter what reason the nursing home tries to use.
Sometimes, understaffing stretches personnel too thin, creating undue stress for caregivers at the facility, which can lead to resident abuse. Although this may explain the behavior, it does not excuse the abuse; and the staff, the administration, or both should pay for the consequences of the abuse.
If your loved one suffered physical abuse due to the careless actions of nursing home staff or due to ineffective administration, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now.
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How a Nursing Home Lawyer Can Help
Your emotions—the fact that you care deeply for your loved one—can prevent you from receiving the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Insurance companies like to settle cases quickly. They simply want the matter—and you—to go away. Don’t settle for less than your loved one deserves. The insurance company is protecting their best interests—not yours, nor those of your loved one.
If the defendant’s insurance company offers you a settlement, be wary of accepting it right away. Accepting an initial settlement offer prohibits you from filing a civil claim later, should your loved one’s condition worsen.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm lawyers can provide the legal representation you seek so you can keep your emotions from interfering with your case. We negotiate with insurance companies in an effort to secure the best possible outcome for your case of nursing home abuse. If we are unable to settle your case out-of-court, we are ready and willing to go to trial.
Our legal team can guide you through the litigation process. As your legal representation, we keep you informed throughout your case. By allowing us to focus on your legal matters, you can channel your attention to your loved one.
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Let Us Protect Your Best Interests
Your decision to place your loved one in a nursing home did not come easily; nursing home costs are now more than $100,000 a year. You had to weigh the costliness of the facilities and determine whether you could trust strangers to provide quality care for your loved one. To make this decision only to have your trust violated can be frustrating, and the situation demands justice.
As nursing home abuse lawyers, our legal team holds those responsible for the abuse accountable for their actions. We work to secure compensation for our clients and to prevent the same abuse from happening to another resident.
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Time Isn’t on Your Side: Act Now
The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Illinois is two years. If your loved one died from their injuries, the statute of limitations drops to one year. Once the statute of limitations passes, you may miss your opportunity to pursue possible compensation.
If your loved one suffered physical abuse while a resident of a nursing home, an Oak Park physical abuse lawyer can help you recover compensation to cover the costs of their injuries, as well as pain and suffering, and other damages.
Call our firm today for a free case evaluation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. Our contingency-fee terms require no payment unless we secure compensation for you. Start your journey to justice by calling Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now.