Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers Serving Illinois

We trust nursing homes to care for our loved ones, to keep them safe. When they fail to do so, when something bad happens, the flood of emotions can be overwhelming. You’re shocked, confused, frustrated and even angry. You want to take action. But you might not know what to do.

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At Coplan + Crane, we help people dealing with nursing home neglect in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Based in Oak Park, our nursing home abuse lawyers have years of experience working with families to hold nursing homes accountable for their reckless behavior. We devote our time and energy toward making sure families get the money they deserve and the support they need to deal with medical malpractice cases. We want to send a clear, loud message to nursing homes that such behavior will not be tolerated.

Some common examples of nursing home negligence include:

  • Bed sores or decubitus ulcers and rashes (due to not being washed or turned regularly)
  • Starvation (patients not fed enough)
  • Verbal abuse (cruel or threatening comments)
  • Physical abuse (broken bones, bruises)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sudden illnesses requiring hospitalization

What are warning signs of nursing home abuse or neglect?

Knowing whether someone has been abused or neglected in a nursing home can be difficult. Often, the signs of nursing home abuse can be subtle. That’s why it’s vital you have someone experienced with nursing home abuse cases on your side, fighting for your family’s rights. At Coplan + Crane, we have helped numerous families dealing with nursing home abuse in Chicago, Oak Park, River Forest and other communities throughout Illinois. We know what to look for and know how to use the evidence to build a solid case that generates desired results.

Common warning signs of nursing home negligence and abuse include:

  • Unusual bruises or other physical marks
  • Pressure sores or decubitus ulcers
  • Sepsis (serious illness from infections)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Unusual changes in behavior (including not wanting to see visitors)
  • Depression, change in mood
  • Hospitalization for unusual, serious injuries

Nursing home negligence cases can be very difficult. Often, nursing home employees will insist they did nothing wrong. They may even point the finger at your loved one, claiming they did something to cause their own injury or lead to their death.

Oak Park Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – Coplan + Crane

Nursing home negligence cases can be extremely complicated. Often, the nursing home will deny any wrongdoing. They will claim they did nothing wrong, that your loved one simply got sick because they are older. Don’t take their word for it. Hire Coplan + Crane to help you thoroughly investigate your case. Best of all, if you hire us, you pay nothing if we don’t win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis.