A Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Can Protect Elders
One of the most difficult decisions a family can make is choosing to place their loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility. When a family decides that doing so is in the best interest of their parent, grandparent or other family member, the family trusts that the facility and staff will be compassionate, professional, and offer the very best in daily care. Unfortunately, the care provided at many nursing homes is not up to the best standards, and may even involve neglect and abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of inadequate or injurious care, a nursing home abuse attorney at our Chicago, IL, firm will investigate and hold the facility and responsible parties accountable.
Nursing Home Abuse Has Become an Epidemic
Each year an estimated 2.1 million seniors in nursing homes are victims of various forms of neglect and abuse. Sadly, it is estimated that there may be as many as five times as many cases of abuse that remain unreported. While physical abuse is the most prevalent and noticeable offense, elders may also suffer financial exploitation, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. The causes of mistreatment are myriad:
- understaffed facilities
- overworked caregivers who become exceptionally stressed and agitated
- caregivers struggling with personal issues including drug addiction, financial problems, psychological disorders, etc.
Regardless of the causes, nursing home abuse is inexcusable. The attorneys at Rubin & Machado, Ltd. can provide aggressive, expert representation to help you and your family collect the proper compensation for wrongdoing, and ensure that all negligent individuals involved are held accountable.