Many families in the Cook County area have had to make the agonizing decision to place their loved one in a nursing home. Although most people do not want to put a family member in a nursing home, they are necessary facilities for those who are unable to take care of themselves. As a large population continues to age, more people will need skilled nursing care. But, while most facilities understand the importance of patient safety, some facilities have caused serious nursing home abuse injuries.
A woman who was a resident of the Oak Brook Care center is suing the long-term facility for neglect. She was a resident of the facility in 2017 where she alleges that negligence caused her physical condition to deteriorate. She had a surgical incision on her leg that opened, causing a sore to deteriorate along which required multiple removals of damaged tissue. The victim also reported she had additional physical and mental deterioration, poor quality of life and pain and suffering because of the negligence.
There are many stories about families who have had loved ones at skilled nursing facilities that have received negligent care. These residents are usually helpless and are at these facilities because they can no longer take care of themselves. They rely on these facilities to take care of them and keep them safe.
When a nursing home resident suffers neglect, they may want to speak with a legal professional who specializes in nursing home injuries. A nursing home injury can be serious, causing excruciating pain and even death. An attorney understands the trauma a victim and his family is going through and can investigate the cause of the injuries and hold these facilities accountable.
A nursing home resident has the right to be safe and comfortable in their home. When they are injured they can hold the facility accountable for their neglect.