Nursing Home Litigation

Aggressive, compassionate Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys

Nursing home abuse is a type of elder abuse inflicted on residents of a nursing home, or other care institution, by the staff of the facility. In general, victims of nursing home abuse and neglect are elderly, but they can also be younger people who are unable fully care for themselves. Victims can suffer physically, mentally, or financially at the hands of their abusers. However, because abusers are often trusted caregivers, nursing home abuse and other types of elder abuse can be difficult to discover and even harder to prove.

The knowledgeable Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers of Phillips Law Offices have been fighting to protect the victims of nursing home abuse. We have the dedication and resources to investigate possible claims of nursing home abuse to determine whether abuse occurred, who the abusers are, and the extent of the physical, emotional, or financial injuries suffered.

Common types of nursing home neglect and abuse

Whether in Chicago or elsewhere, nursing home neglect and abuse generally takes the following forms:

  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect, abandonment, or willful deprivation
  • Sexual abuse
  • Confinement
  • Emotional or psychological abuse
  • Financial exploitation

Some examples of nursing home abuse include the following:

  • Striking, hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, shaking, slapping, kicking, pinching, or burning
  • Inappropriate use of drugs, physical restraints, or force
  • Force-feeding
  • Physical punishment
  • Failure to provide food, water, clothing, shelter, personal hygiene, medicine, comfort, personal safety, or other essentials
  • Verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation, or harassment
  • Treating an older person like an infant
  • Isolation from family, friends, or regular activities
  • Unwanted touching, sexual assault or battery, rape, sodomy, coerced nudity, or sexually explicit photographing

Our Illinois nursing home neglect lawyers protect the ones you love

The skilled Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Phillips Law Offices know how to help protect the elderly and incapacitated from nursing home abuse. We understand the importance of an in-depth investigation into the facts of the case, and how to bring appropriate charges against the abusers so that they are punished to the fullest extent of the law. Our experienced trial lawyers are always prepared to take a case to trial, utilizing the testimony of experts when necessary. We work hard to stop abuse and recover full compensation for injuries.

Contact us today

If you are looking for a top-notch Illinois nursing home neglect attorney, a lawyer from Phillips Law Offices can offer quality legal expertise for abuse victims and their families throughout Illinois. Please call us at (312) 346-4262 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.