The Signs & Symptoms Of Nursing Home Abuse

Can often be difficult to identify without experience. If you believe a loved one may be suffering from neglect or abuse in a elderly care facility it's time to find out.

The Signs & Symptoms Of Nursing Home Abuse

Personal Injury

Although most of our cases are nursing home abuse and neglect related, our firm has also gained many successful results in medical malpractice, transportation accidents, product liability and personal Injury cases.

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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse and Personal Injury Lawyers

Seeing a once-strong and independent family member in a nursing home can be heartbreaking. But it’s even more shattering if you realize that your elderly loved one has been suffering neglect or physical abuse at the hands of those who were supposed to be treating them with dignity and respect.

Nursing home abuse is a growing problem in Illinois and nationwide. It’s estimated that the elderly are abused at 1 out of 3 nursing homes nationwide, which means that some 600,000 seniors are being abused each year. And that figure may be an underestimate. Many abused seniors are too frightened, intimidated or incapacitated to voice a complaint – and so their torment goes unheard and uncounted.

We Give Your Elderly Loved Ones a Powerful Voice

At the The Rooth Law Firm, we understand the horror, outrage and desire for justice that nursing home abuse victims and their families feel.  That sense of injustice is the force  that propels our nursing home abuse lawyers to aggressively represent our clients and fight for the financial compensation and quality care that they need and deserve.

For more than 28 years, attorney Robert Rooth has fought for the rights of Nursing Home Abuse victims, with a particular focus on elderly abuse victims in nursing homes, and short-term geriatric-psychiatric care units. Our team, which includes a nurse with experience in elder care, has helped abuse victims and their families secure the assistance and justice they seek.

Our Results only begin to tell the story.

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Nursing Home Neglect: Fall & Fractured Hip

A woman who fell and fractured her hip within the first twenty-fours of her admission to the nursing home.

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Nursing Home Neglect: Elopement and Wandering

Confidential Settlement for the family of an elderly man who wandered out of a nursing home and was found dead three weeks later. The nursing home employees testified that the Wanderguard alarm sounded so frequently that they became desensitized to the alarm and did not notice when the man left the facility.

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Medical Malpractice: Failure To Diagnose Colon Cancer

Confidential settlement for the family of a woman whose primary care physician failed to diagnose colon cancer in a timely manner.  Despite several visits to her doctor in which she complained of rectal bleeding – a key symptom of colon cancer – the doctor did not prescribe the appropriate diagnostic tests to catch the disease when it was treatable.

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Medical Malpractice: Undiagnosed Neonatal Nypoglycemia

Award for a girl whose neonatal hypoglycemia went undiagnosed and untreated during the first 24 hours after birth.  As a result, the girl suffers from cerebral palsy, including cognitive and motor developmental delays.

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Medical Malpractice: Spinal Meningitis

Multi-million dollar result for a young boy who suffered disabling injuries due to spinal meningitis.  The child’s physician failed to order appropriate testing to confirm the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis and order proper antibiotic therapy in a timely fashion to treat this potentially devastating disease.

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