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
The signs & symptoms of nursing home abuse

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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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Personal Injury & Nursing Home Abuse Attorney in Evanston

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.

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Laws

Each state has different laws which are enforced. Nursing homes care about compliance because they know they cannot otherwise get Medicare or Medicaid payments. You and your loved one should care even more, however, as the nursing home laws and rules that the state and federal government created came about due to reports of shockingly poor care that long-term care facilities provided to their residents.

These regulations are in place to provide a foundation for quality care and dignity. So if nursing home administrators fail to meet the minimum standards laid out by law, they are consequently failing to provide the necessary quality of care your loved one deserves.

Enforced by the Illinois Department of Health, the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act protects and defends the rights of long-term care facilities residents. According to the INHCA, a long-term care facility is defined as a building, private home, institution or other building that provides sheltered, nursing or personal care for at least three people not related by marriage or blood to the owner of the facility. Long-term care facilities may be also be called “shelter care facilities”, “skilled nursing facilities” or “intermediate care facilities”.

The Illinois Bureau of Long-Term Care regulates nursing homes operating in Illinois and ensures they remain in compliance with all provisions declared in the Nursing Home Care Act. Additionally, the BLTC monitors nursing homes receiving Medicare or Medicaid abide by federal regulations governing payments received by residents eligible for either health insurance.

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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.

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Trucking Accidents

Accidents involving tractor-trailers and other semis are unlike any other motor vehicle accident you may encounter. This is due to the numerous bodies of law and regulation surrounding commercial trucking, as well as the numerous types of investigations that all happen at the same time.

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Bicycle Accidents

Unfortunately, no amount of precaution will fully protect a bicyclist from a negligent or unaware motorist. At The Rooth Law Firm, we have obtained millions of dollars in representing injured bicyclists who have been the victims of careless or impatient drivers.

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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.

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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 unanswered questions and unexpected results.

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Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing homes and long term care facilities are required to provide a high level of care to their residents. State and Federal laws have been drafted to ensure that residents are treated with respect and are able to maintain their dignity while achieving the highest level of independence and health attainable.

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Nursing Home Neglect Attorney in Evanston A woman who fell and fractured her hip within the first twenty-fours of her admission to the nursing home.

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 […]

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 […]

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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