Strong Advocates for Nursing Home Abuse Victims and Their Families
home negligence and abuse need to be distinguished. Nursing home
negligence involves the failure of a person to do what an ordinary
and reasonably prudent person would do under the same or similar
circumstances. Nursing home abuse involves intentional acts that
physically or psychologically injure nursing home residents.
Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse
Every nursing home in Illinois owes a legal duty to its residents to protect them from abuse. Intentional acts like batteries or sexual abuse harm nursing home residents who are often unable to protect or advocate for themselves. Here are some common signs of nursing home abuse:
- Unexplained bruising or abrasions.
- Unexplained fractures.
- Fear of nursing home staff or even a specific resident.
- Emotional or psychological abuse by uttering spiteful words or threatening a resident.
- Missing personal property or money.
- Unexplained changes in estate plans.
If you suspect nursing home abuse in Joliet, you should call the police and also report your suspicions to Illinois Adult Protective Services. After that, you should consult with a nursing home abuse lawyer here at Block Klukas Manzella & Shell, P.C. who can help you investigate your suspicions and assist you in deciding whether a valid nursing home abuse claim exists.
Nursing home abuse lawyers are strong advocates for the unfortunate and defenseless victims of nursing home abuse in Joliet who have been injured and are unable to advocate for themselves. Nobody in our society deserves to become such a victim. If you believe that your family member is a victim of nursing home abuse in Joliet, contact us at Block Klukas Manzella & Shell, P.C to arrange for a free consultation and case review after calling local police and Illinois Adult Protective Services.