The Signs & Symptoms Of Nursing Home Abuse

Can often be difficult to identify without experience. If you believe a loved one may be suffuring 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.

Personal Injury

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.

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    Bed Sores are caused by immobility which is often caused by lack of care. Learn more about bed sores.

    FAQs On Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

    Why was my loved one hurt by a nursing home that didn’t take care of them? Ask Robert Rooth.

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    Does your loved one’s nursing home or insurance Company put profits over people? Contact us for A free consult.

    Does Your Lawyer Answer The Phone?

    Robert Rooth makes a habit of not only answering his clients questions, he also answers the phone. Call Rob.

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Burn Injuries

In the U.S., someone suffers a burn injury every 30 minutes and someone dies in a fire-related death every 169 minutes, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2010.  Many of these instances occurred not due actions of the burn victim, but instead due to the reckless or careless act of another person….

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Closed Head Injuries

The Rooth Law Firm has the practical experience necessary to successfully prosecute claims involving closed head injuries. A traumatic brain injury can dramatically alter the course of a person’s life. The results of the injury can be unpredictable and require the victim to undergo years of additional medical treatment and suffering.

Due to the unpredictable nature and numerous…

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Dog Bites in Evanston, IL

According to a release by the United States Postal Service, Chicago ranked fourth in the country in 2012 for the highest incidence of dog bites per capita. Across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 5 million people receive dog bites each year. Approximately 800,000 of those bites require medical…

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Medical Malpractice

Studies show that almost 98,000 people die every year due to medical errors made by doctors and other health-care professionals.  Medical negligence can occur in any stage of treatment, from initial diagnosis through the performance of surgery. When mistakes are made, patients and their families are often left with…

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

The attorneys at The Rooth Law Firm have been litigating accidents for years. We have the ability to quickly and aggressively determine liability and assess fault in an accident situation.

Following an automobile, motorcycle or truck…

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Product Liability Lawyer

According to the FDA, companies recalled more than 275 products between January and September 2013. These recalls included everything from pre-lit Christmas trees that caused fires to pre-made biscuits with metal fragments baked inside. If you have fallen victim to a defective or dangerous product, recalled or not, review the elements of a valid claim below. Then…

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Wrongful Death

A wrongful death action can arise when a family member dies as the result of the negligence of another. We have successfully represented the families of individuals who have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one.

In the weeks and months following the wrongful death of a family member, it is likely that legal action will be the…

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Results

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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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Many Forms of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Trace Back to Inadequate Staff

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Using Infrared Technology to Detect Bedsore Formation

Using Infrared Technology to Detect Bedsore Formation Bedsores are all too prevalent occurrences in nursing homes. Anywhere from 2 to 28% of nursing home residents develop bedsores. Bedsores occur when the skin is pinched between a person’s body weight and an unrelenting surface, such as a wheel chair seat or a compressed mattress. Pressure develops […]

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