Nursing Home Mental and Physical Abuse
When a nursing home or assisted-care facility or staff member fails to provide the accepted standard of care, proof of negligence or abuse can be difficult to find. Cases can become even more complex when the at-fault party is a fellow patient. Inadequate staff supervision, understaffing, inaction or negligent care can provide mental and physical abusers the window of opportunity to put residents and patients at risk of serious injury and even wrongful death. If you believe your loved one is being abused in their care facility, contact the Springfield nursing home abuse attorneys at Kanoski Bresney for a free case consultation.
At Kanoski Bresney, we have been investigating injury claims from victims in central Illinois for more than 40 years. Our Springfield personal injury attorneys help individuals and families that have suffered because of negligence and abuse seek compensation for physical, emotional and financial damages. We have the experience and resources to fully explore and evaluate evidence of abuse and neglect. Sometimes these violations have gone on for months or even years. Our diligent work can advocate for the respect, response and results ® you or your loved one deserves for damages.
How Can I Tell If A Nursing Home Patient Is Being Abused?
Violations and abuse are more common than most people think and can take the form of physical or verbal abuse, or negligent care. If you believe your loved one is suffering from negligent care in the form of physical or mental abuse, look for the following signs:
- bruises or scratches on a patient
- change in mood
- unhappy reactions to visitors
Negligent care or abuse can also result in sexual assault. If a loved one has experienced any of these issues or injuries, or has been the victim of other similar occurrences, do not ignore symptoms and do not accept excuses. We are prepared to discuss your concerns confidentially and consult with you on appropriate next steps and options to hold violators accountable and help you obtain recovery.
Contact Our Springfield, Illinois Office
We help clients pursue issues with personal service throughout central Illinois from office locations in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield.
We guide and advise our clients on the best options and next steps in correcting the problem, and we work to provide your loved one with appropriate recovery compensation. In many instances, staff members are not necessarily qualified to be treating people who have been victimized by mental or physical abuse. We will work to control the situation on your behalf and seek qualified and appropriate medical care.
Contact Kanoski Bresney at (888) 826-8682 to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys.