Folks in Cook County, Illinois, want the best for their loved ones, including their right to live out their golden years in peace and comfort. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the experience they have. Far too many elders experience nursing home abuse or neglect.
Recently, we told you about an alarming news story about some Chicagoland nursing homes. A drug-resistant fungus has been found in about half of all nursing homes in the area. Over 150 people have been infected, and the death rate is over 50%. At the nursing homes, the fungus has been found on blood pressure cuffs and throughout resident rooms.
Nursing homes have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure their facilities are free from harmful microbes. If a nursing home breaches this duty, it may owe damages to individuals harmed. The attorneys of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., have over 100 years of personal injury law experience, and we have obtained more than $150 million for our clients. We have the skills and experience to represent our clients and argue effectively on their behalf.
Statistics indicate that 10% of elders may experience abuse in a nursing home setting, yet relatively few cases are reported. It is important to hold negligent facilities accountable, both to recover damages suffered by loved ones and to set an example for the facility and others.
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