If your loved one suffered injuries as a result of neglect in their understaffed Chicago nursing home, the nursing home abuse team from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm wants to discuss the case with you. You may pursue a case against the nursing home, holding the administration accountable. Your loved one may qualify to recover compensation for their expenses and losses.
Call us today for a free case evaluation with a Chicago nursing home understaffing lawyer. Our lawyers fight to protect the rights of abused and neglected seniors, and pursue financial recovery on their behalf.
Nursing Home Understaffing Decreases Quality of Care
Nursing home understaffing has concerned the nation about the quality of care elderly residents receive in nursing home facilities nationwide, including in and around Chicago. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports on the need for higher minimum staffing standards in U.S. nursing homes. They report that too many facilities operate with too few nurses, underqualified staff handles tasks meant for nurses, as well as other significant staffing concerns. Even facilities that appear well-staffed during the week may have too few staff members present on the weekends, even though the residents’ needs do not change based on the day of the week.
The NIH further found that understaffing and underqualified staff contribute to serious quality problems throughout the nursing home. Some problems that may occur from these staffing issues include:
- Residents not receiving meals or necessary support to go to the cafeteria.
- Bedbound residents not having help to go to the bathroom.
- Residents not receiving pain medication or other prescriptions on time or at all.
These problems may lead to serious health concerns, illness, and even death. Avoidable accidents and hospitalizations may also occur. The risk of missed medication doses, pressure sores, and falls increases as a consequence of understaffing.
If your loved one suffered a preventable illness or injury, and you believe an understaffed Chicago nursing home may be to blame, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. We offer free case reviews.
Building a Compelling Case to Prove Nursing Home Neglect
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our Chicago understaffing lawyers can fight to protect the rights of your loved one and to hold those who hurt them accountable. We never shy away from tough cases. We know the type of evidence necessary to build a compelling neglect case. We may seek and secure evidence to support your understaffing claim, and pursue compensation for your family.
The goal of filing a nursing home abuse and neglect claim or civil lawsuit involves three parts:
- Holding the nursing home administration accountable for the injustice your loved one endured.
- Preventing others from suffering similar abuse and neglect.
- Receiving compensation to pay for the physical, emotional, and financial losses your loved one suffered as a result of the neglect.
We may work with medical experts, long-term care industry experts, and others to understand what led to the neglect in your loved one’s facility, and how it affected the residents. We may use your senior loved one’s relevant medical records to prove their injuries and collect medical bills, receipts, and other paperwork to document financial losses.
We may hold a nursing home accountable for neglect in two ways:
- Filing an insurance claim and demanding a payout based on evidence to support our claim.
- Filing a lawsuit against the nursing home administration and taking the case to trial.
Our team works on a contingency-fee-basis. Your family will pay nothing out of pocket and nothing upfront for the representation we provide. We will receive our attorney’s fees and other costs from a settlement if we recover one on your loved one’s behalf.
Act quickly if you believe your loved one suffered neglect in an understaffed facility. Statute 735 ILCS 5/13-201 in the Illinois Code of Civil Procedures gives us only two years from the date of discovery to pursue a nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to learn more.
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Potential Recoverable Losses in a Chicago Nursing Home Neglect Case
When we learn about a senior who suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home facility which was trusted to provide a good quality of life and around-the-clock care, we understand how frustrated and angry their loved ones feel. We want to hold those responsible for their injuries accountable, ensure it never happens to any other resident, and protect the senior from any further physical, emotional, and financial damages.
Your family should not have to pay for the losses your loved one incurred as a result of nursing home understaffing and neglect. We may hold the nursing home administration accountable, recovering losses that include:
- Medical care costs related to the neglect.
- Any additional long-term care costs that occur because of the neglect.
- Mental health counseling, if necessary.
- Relocation costs.
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the neglect.
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish.
It is impossible to know how much your loved one’s case warrants during your initial consultation, but we can put a fair settlement value on the case as a part of our investigation. In general, three factors play a role in the value of a nursing home neglect case:
- The economic costs of your loved one’s injuries and care.
- Whether the neglect happened intentionally.
- Your loved one’s suffering.
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Consider a Chicago Nursing Home Understaffing Attorney
If your loved one sustained preventable injuries, worsening medical conditions, or other neglect caused by an understaffed Chicago nursing home, a lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will review your case for free. We may hold the nursing home administration accountable for your loved one’s related medical care, out-of-pocket costs, and pain and suffering.
Call us today to discuss the facts of their case. We can help you secure evidence and file a claim or lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf.