There are over 700 nursing homes in the State of Illinois. Most of these nursing homes are staffed with the utmost professionals that are trained in nursing care and patient management. However, some of these nursing homes are run by people who are interesting in nothing more than profit, even if it is at the expense of the care of their residents. The infirm and elderly are a vulnerable segment of our society and deserve respect from all. When nursing homes neglect and abuse their patients, the court system becomes their only recourse.
With nursing home cases it takes attorneys experienced in these claims to help protect the injured individual's rights. There are special considerations with these types of cases, such as a convoluted web of shell companies to get through until you find the true at-fault party.
Insurance companies like to undervalue claims by injured individuals because it keeps their pockets lined, and because most people don't want to deal with the hassle of the claims process. This is where attorneys experienced in nursing home abuse and neglect litigation will level the playing field.
If you have been injured in a nursing home and have yet to retain an attorney to work on your behalf then don't delay and contact an attorney today. If you have contacted an attorney make sure they keep you apprised of your case and that the two of you have open lines of communication.