People usually do not want to put their loved one in a nursing home, but for many of us, it is the only option when they can no longer care for themselves. We expect them to be safe and to have their needs met. Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is a very real problem, both in Illinois and nationwide. When elderly residents suffer abuse or neglect at the hands of their caretakers, a Lyons nursing home abuse lawyer can hold the responsible parties accountable. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we help the loved ones of victims end the abuse and may be able to recover compensation from those responsible.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we do not shy away from the tough cases. Even if you only suspect nursing home abuse but do not have firm evidence, we want to hear from you. We will evaluate your case and give you an honest, straightforward assessment of your options. If abuse is taking place, we will put a stop to it and go after the persons responsible, as well as the facility. We do not charge a fee until you receive a financial award.
For a free case evaluation with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, call us today.
Nursing Home Abuse in Lyons, IL
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm proudly serves clients in Lyons, Illinois. We represent loved ones of nursing home residents who suffered abuse and neglect. Our Lyons nursing home abuse lawyers will investigate the situation, gather evidence against the liable party or parties, and build a compelling case on your behalf. We will take the appropriate action to put an immediate stop to the abuse or neglect, and then we will pursue the responsible party or parties for damages.
Even if you are not sure if abuse is taking place, we want to help you. At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, rather than shying away from the tough cases, we embrace them. Our goal is to win compensation for clients and ensure they do not suffer further damage from their situation. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help protect your loved one from many types of nursing home abuse, including:
Physical abuse happens too often in nursing homes, and the contact does not have to be excessively violent to be classified as abuse in the eyes of the law. Caregivers should never use more physical force than necessary to assist residents; anything beyond that is likely abuse.
Emotional abuse does not leave physical wounds or scars but can be just as damaging to nursing home residents. It can include insults, intimidation, isolation, exclusion, or humiliation.
Sexual abuse in nursing homes covers much more than forced sexual contact. It can also include propositions, indecent exposure, forced viewing of pornographic material, and even jokes and innuendos.
Financial abuse of a nursing home resident can involve outright stealing or fraud, but it often takes the form of a caregiver begging or cajoling for money or gifts.
Nursing Home Neglect
A nursing home resident is neglected when their caregivers fail to feed them, clothe them, bathe them, give them their medications at the proper times, or allow them to engage in social activities or recreation.
No matter the type of nursing home abuse or neglect suffered by your loved one, we want to help. For a free, no-obligation case evaluation, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today.
What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
If you suspect your loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing facility, here are some steps you should take to protect them going forward:
Inform the Facility Director
Talk to the director of the facility about your suspicions and explain why you believe your loved one is suffering abuse or neglect. If you have evidence, the responsible party or parties may get fired on the spot. You will still be eligible to pursue compensation from them and from the facility itself, but getting the ones responsible out of the picture quickly can save your loved one from future victimization.
File a Report with the Illinois Department of Aging
Next, report your findings to the Illinois Department of Aging by calling (800) 226-0768. They will investigate your case. If they find evidence of abuse, they may shut down the facility or help take action against the caregivers responsible for it.
Talk to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm
Our firm offers a free consultation to family members of suspected nursing home abuse victims. We will go over your case, help you understand your various legal options, and let you know what to expect. Once you decide to move forward with us, we will begin investigating and gathering evidence. To speak with a member of our team, call us today.
For a free legal consultation with a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer serving Lyons, call (800) 794-0444
Your Monetary Award For Nursing Home Abuse in Lyons, IL
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm will help you and your loved one collect the monetary award you deserve from the responsible party or parties. This compensation may include money for:
- Medical expenses to treat physical and mental injuries
- The expense of moving to a safer facility
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death, if your loved one passed away from nursing home abuse
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Contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today For a Free Case Evaluation
For a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today. Our Lyons nursing home abuse lawyers want to fight for justice and compensation on behalf of your loved one and help your family move forward.