Chicago Nursing Home Battery Attorneys

Nursing homes should be safe places for our elderly loved ones. When we discover they are not, we may not know what to do about it. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario for many Americans because the increasing number of people in nursing homes has corresponded to a rise in nursing home abuse. Holding nursing homes accountable for abuse of their residents is a step you can take if your loved one has become a victim of nursing home abuse, such as battery.

The experienced Chicago nursing home battery attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you hold nursing homes accountable and prevent further abuse. If you or your loved one was battered in a nursing home, you need to find out your legal rights and learn how to be compensated for pain and suffering. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 to learn more about how to protect your elderly loved one.

Do I Need an Attorney?

If you or someone you love was physically assaulted in a nursing home, you have the right to hold the nursing home accountable. Instead of trying to fight them on your own, seek the help of an acclaimed nursing home lawyer like those at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC. We will advise you every step of the way as you remove your loved one from the hazardous environment, seek medical treatment, and file a claim for compensation. Battery of an elderly person is a horrific act that should be met with decisive legal action against the responsible parties. Your elderly loved one should be compensated for their suffering, and the nursing home should be prosecuted to prevent similar suffering among other residents.

Why Choose Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC?

At Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, we have been passionately serving clients in Chicago and throughout Illinois since 1970. We have dedicated ourselves to fighting for justice and restitution for our clients. Our track record of recovering millions for our clients speaks to our reputation for successful outcomes. Client satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we treat every client with our complete attention and compassion. When you enlist the resources and experience of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC, you can enjoy peace of mind that the future will be brighter for your loved one.

What Is Battery In a Nursing Home?

Though it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to inflict violence on an older adult, it happens more frequently than most assume. The term battery includes violent acts such as hitting, slapping, kicking, biting, and punching. Battery against a nursing home resident is intentional and inexcusable.

The shortage of qualified and compassionate nursing home staff is often a major cause of battery against nursing home residents. Faced with a lack of suitable applicants, nursing home owners may lower their standards and settle for those with violent records. Some nursing homes don’t even bother with background checks. They will even turn a blind eye to abuse because they care more about profit than their residents’ safety. Places that place profitability above security should be held accountable.

How Do I Recognize Battery In a Nursing Home Resident?

Knowing whether or not your loved one has been battered in a nursing home can be difficult, especially if your loved one cannot communicate what is happening to them. Possible signs of battery in a nursing home resident include the following:

  • Reluctance by staff to leave you alone with your loved one
  • Recurring or unexplainable injuries
  • Bruises or open cuts
  • Emotional withdrawal or fear

Nursing home residents are among the most vulnerable parts of society, making them prime targets of abuse. If you notice sudden changes in behavior or a drastic decrease in the overall health of your loved one, they may be suffering physical harm at the hands of their caregivers.

Contact Us

For almost 50 years, the Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC have been vigorously prosecuting those responsible for injuring others through neglect or abuse. Unfortunately, we have had plenty of opportunities to prosecute all types of nursing home abuse cases in more recent years, and we take the matters very seriously. If you or a loved one is a victim of battery in a nursing home, enlist the experienced Chicago nursing home physical abuse attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC to stand up for your rights. Let us focus on your legal needs so that you can focus on spending valuable time with your loved one. Call us today at (312) 346-8620 for a confidential and comprehensive evaluation of your case.