Chicago Veteran Neglect & Abuse Lawyer
Our Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Stand Up for Veterans
Veteran's Affairs (VA) Community Living Centers are available to any and all men and women who served in the armed forces and are now in need of consistent medical assistance. Currently, these VA Centers provide care to more than 46,000 elderly and disabled veterans in 132 government-operated nursing homes. Sadly, severe problems have been exposed at many of these VA Centers.
If you or a loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a VA Center, contact the Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, a nationwide firm with 50+ years collective experience and millions in recoveries. Our firm has fought for justice and the rights of our clients since 1985. We can craft a personalized legal strategy for your elderly loved one's situation.
Contact our firm to fight for veterans' rights. Proven results in our 10,000 cases handled.
Long Term Care Institute VA Nursing Home Reviews
The Long Term Care Institute (LTCI) is responsible for surveying VA nursing homes and conducting in-depth reviews. Sadly, these reviews have repeatedly identified a serious failure to treat veterans with respect and dignity. The VA has 21 regional networks throughout the country that oversee operations within the various medical facilities. These networks are responsible for internal monitoring of veteran health care and providing assurance that actions are taken and documented in response to review deficiencies.
Eligibility policies and requirements for veterans in VA assisted living centers:
- A 60% service connected disability
- Inability to be employed
- Permanent disability
These requirements highlight the fact that seniors in VA clinics are extremely vulnerable and susceptible to abuse or neglect by incompetent or uncompassionate workers.
Elderly Veteran Abuse
The mistreatment of veterans in homes constructed on their behalf is especially disturbing, and should not be tolerated. These veterans dedicated their lives to serving our country, and they deserve nothing less than quality care in their elder years.
Elderly veterans can suffer nursing home neglect and abuse in a number of ways:
- Insufficient or incompetent staff
- Lack of sanitary and safe environment
- Physical and mental abuse
- Verbal and emotional abuse
- Improper medication administration
Financial fraud is particularly rampant among the veteran nursing home community, where many receive VA administration benefits or monthly checks. Unfortunately, the unlawful use of anti-psychosis medications is also rampant in VA nursing homes, as uncompassionate workers administer these drugs without prescriptions to subdue unruly residents. The benefits of veteran assisted living should not be outweighed by elderly abuse or negligence.
Our Veteran Abuse Lawyers Can Effectively Represent Your Case
The fastest way to achieve justice for seniors who are suffering VA nursing home abuse or neglect is through legal action. Far too many veterans are suffering physical, mental, or emotional abuse in homes that are supposed to provide a sense of comfort and community. The Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm have decades of experience in this area. Contact our office today for a free consultation. Remember, our capable attorneys can travel nationwide to represent your interests!
We will fight for the outstanding care veterans deserve. Call (800) 774-7120 today.