When people in Illinois hire others to do a job for them, they expect that the job will be done correctly. They pay these people because they do not have the expertise to do it themselves or do not have the time to complete the task on their own. In some situations, they are paying a significant amount of money to have the job completed as well.
It is usually even more important to people when they are paying others to care for their loved ones. This situation can arise when people have parents or other loved ones who need significant medical care as they grow older. In these situations people will place loved ones in nursing homes.
They expect that the staff will care for them properly, but unfortunately there are many instances of nursing home abuse that occurs each year. There are many reasons that this abuse occurs as well.
Some of the reasons include, but are not limited to, not enough staff, underpaid staff, lack of proper training for the staff, lack of supervision over the staff, issues particular to an individual caregiver and many others.
This abuse can be very detrimental for the victims and be very costly as well. If the abuse was due to one of the reasons stated above or for other forms of negligence on the part of the nursing home, the victim and potentially their family could be entitled to compensation for the damages they suffered as a result. This compensation can pay for additional medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
There are many people in Illinois living in nursing homes. They are usually there because they are vulnerable or need routine medical attention. This can put them in a situation where they could be easily abused. If this occurs, it is important that both the victim and their family know their rights. Experienced attorneys understand how devastating nursing home abuse can be and may be a useful resource.