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Placing a beloved family member into a nursing home is never an easy decision. This new home must be able to properly accommodate everything that your elderly family member may need and should do nothing but make their life easier. Unfortunately, many nursing homes today have been known to physically abuse their patients, leaving them with severe injuries and even mental trauma. When a family’s trust is betrayed by these abusive nursing homes, they deserve to receive compensation for their unjust suffering.
At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, our Chicago nursing home physical abuse attorneys understand that it is aggravating to have your family member be physically abused by the people who are supposed to be accountable for their well-being. When a nursing home fails to provide the care its patients need and make their lives worse through physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, we will demand justice.
Due to its apparent signs, such as bruising and unexplained pain, physical abuse is one of the most easily detectable forms of nursing home abuse. Despite this, many nursing homes are not dissuaded from physically harming their patients. People grow weaker with age and, as a result, it is easy for caretakers to overpower their patients and intentionally inflict physical harm upon them. This physical harm is concurrently amplified because of an elderly person’s frailty, and the injuries incurred will undoubtedly be more severe. Physical abuse can take numerous forms with some of the most common types of nursing home physical abuse including:
Many nursing home employees use the above practices in an attempt to subdue patients and make their jobs easier. However, taking care of an elderly person is no easy task, so when a caretaker tries to simplify their job through abusive behavior, the elderly patient will not be receiving the care they need.
If you or someone you love has suffered physical abuse from a nursing home, know that you have many legal options to begin pursuing compensation. At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, our Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers strive to protect the elderly through the use of aggressive legal action. We have successfully represented many families in nursing home abuse cases, and we will use our experience to help you build the strongest case possible. Contact our office at (312) 346-8620 to learn more about how we can assist you in your nursing home abuse case today.