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Decatur Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

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Attorneys for Injuries Caused by Negligent Care at Nursing Homes in Springfield, Bloomington, and Champaign

When a person resides in a nursing home or assisted living facility, they may not be able to fully care for themselves, and they trust staff members to provide them with high-quality care. Sadly, many nursing homes do not live up to this level of trust, leading patients to suffer serious injuries due to neglect by staff. If your loved one has been harmed by nursing home negligence, you will want to work with an attorney who has experience representing clients in these types of cases.

At Kanoski Bresney, we understand how nursing home injuries can affect a family, especially when they were preventable. With more than 40 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, our lawyers can help you take the right steps to hold a negligent nursing home responsible for your loved one's injuries. We have helped our clients receive a total of over $400 million, and we will fight to make sure you are fully repaid for the physical harm, financial damages, and emotional trauma your family has suffered.

How Neglect Can Lead to Nursing Home Injuries

Nursing home residents should be properly monitored by staff members at all times. In addition to providing any medical care that is needed, staff members should ensure that patients' nutritional needs are met, that they are taking medications as ordered by a doctor, and that they are protected against any hazards or other issues that could threaten their health and well-being. In many cases, nursing homes do not provide the proper level of care due to problems with understaffing, inadequate training, or improper supervision of staff members.

Nursing home neglect can lead to multiple different types of injuries for residents, including:

  • Bedsores - Patients who are confined to a bed or wheelchair can develop sores on the parts of their bodies that are in constant contact with surfaces. These types of injuries often occur because nursing home staff members do not take the proper measures to move patients or adjust their position regularly.
  • Falls - Improper monitoring of patients can result in falls when a person is getting into or out of bed or moving throughout a nursing home. Due to the fragile health of many seniors, these falls can result in broken bones, brain trauma, and other life-threatening injuries.
  • Malnutrition - Nursing home residents often have special dietary needs, and they may need to receive the proper vitamins and nutrients to prevent serious health conditions. If staff members do not ensure that residents follow the proper dietary plans, this can cause a person's health to deteriorate quickly.
  • Dehydration - In addition to providing for patients' dietary needs, nursing home staff members should ensure that they are receiving enough liquids. Lack of hydration can cause a person to experience fatigue, dizziness, confusion, nausea, lack of appetite, tissue inflammation, and other medical issues that can threaten their overall health and well-being.
  • Medication errors - Elderly patients often take multiple medications to address a variety of health concerns. If staff members do not administer these drugs at the proper times, or if medications are provided at the wrong doses, this can cause serious harm to patients.
  • Infections - If nursing home staff do not follow the proper sterilization procedures and infection control protocols, residents may contract infectious diseases, which can be life-threatening for elderly patients.
  • Medical issues - Staff members should closely monitor patients' conditions. Any changes or concerns should be reported to doctors, and staff members should follow a doctor's instructions when providing care. Negligent medical care could result in a failure to diagnose life-threatening conditions and a delay in providing the necessary treatment.
  • Wandering and elopement - Residents should be properly supervised at all times, and patients with dementia or Alzheimer's disease should be closely monitored to ensure that they remain in areas that are safe. Patients who are unsupervised may wander into dangerous areas within a nursing home, or they may suffer injuries after leaving a facility.

Contact Our Peoria County Nursing Home Neglect Attorneys

Neglect of a nursing home resident's needs can lead to serious injuries or even wrongful death. If you believe that your loved one's injury occurred because of nursing home neglect, Kanoski Bresney can investigate your case, establish liability, and help you hold a facility responsible for its negligence. We will fight to make sure you receive respect, response, and results. To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, contact our office at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We provide legal help to victims of nursing home neglect in Peoria, Springfield, McDonough County, Decatur, Rushville, Champaign County, Sangamon County, Bloomington, Pekin, Macon County, Tazewell County, Schuyler County, Macomb, Adams County, Peoria County, Champaign, McLean County, Quincy, and throughout Illinois.

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