Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Attorneys

Protecting the Injured & Families Affected

Nobody is more important than our family members.  We trust that nursing homes and assisted care facilities will care for our elderly and attend to their needs.  Illinois has approximately 1,200 long-term facilities serving more than 100,000 residents.  Although the Illinois Department of Public Health licenses, regulates and inspects these facilities, oftentimes our most vulnerable family members still suffer neglect and abuse.

Residents may sustain injuries due to the following:

  • Falls
  • Medication Errors
  • Prevention of bed sores
  • Sexual Abuse / Physical Abuse
  • Wandering and Elopement
  • Dehydration and/or Malnutrition

Helping Victims Find Justice

Maximum Compensation For Serious Injuries

Our attorneys help victims who suffer from nursing home neglect and abuse in the Chicagoland area and throughout Illinois, and you will always speak to one of our lawyers without being transferred among staff. Latherow & Duignan will pursue the compensation you and your family deserve.

Contact Latherow & Duignan if you or a family member are a victim of neglect and abuse and left with a catastrophic injury such as :

  • Wrongful Death
  • Bed Sores
  • Sepsis
  • Fractures
  • Head or traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Paralysis
  • Psychological injury

Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

We Are Here To Protect You

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act is a state statute that outlines mandatory requirements for each and every Illinois nursing home.  It’s purpose is to protect the rights of nursing home residents from neglect and abuse and specifically, provides that the resident has the explicit right,

  • To manage and keep his/her finances
  • To choose his/her own physician
  • To be free of physical or chemical restraint unless medically necessary
  • To not be unnecessarily medicated
  • To have private communications and have private visits from loved ones
  • To be free from unlawful discrimination
  • To refuse medical treatment