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Peoria IL Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Highly Rated Peoria IL Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Do you suspect nursing home abuse? do you think a loved one may have been a victim of nursing home abuse? If you suspect that’s the case, the first thing to do would be to speak with a nursing home abuse lawyer, who can explain your legal options to help protect the rights of your loved ones.

Unfortunately, elder abuse, or more precisely Peoria nursing home abuse is more common than many would like to think. It is prevalent in nursing homes across the US, including the great state of Illinois. Family members try hard to ensure that their loved ones are placed in homes where the staff is caring, respectful, and responsible for caring for the people they love. However, sometimes this isn’t the case, with the elderly being physically mistreated, emotionally traumatized, and sexually abused.

As attorneys, we understand that these can be highly upsetting issues, and we also understand the challenge of filing a lawsuit against those responsible for the mistreatment. Perhaps the most challenging of these cases is when your loved one or a nursing home resident isn’t entirely sure what happened to them, or you are not sure how to figure out they were abused. While they may have told a friend what is happening, they still may not be believed.

At LeFante Law Offices, P.C., it has been our experience that the only way to find out is to investigate. Investigating these cases can be tricky, but it can help to place blame on the right party, which can then be used as the basis for a lawsuit against those responsible for nursing home neglect or abuse. 

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What is Nursing Home Abuse?

Peoria IL Nursing Home Abuse LawyerNursing abuse happens to be a serious problem affecting patients across the United States. The abuse may take many forms, including physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, neglect, etc. In many instances, the abuse goes unnoticed for a long time because many don’t expect it.

A report published by the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) found that as many as 5 million older adults are abused each year in the United States. It also found that most cases go unreported. It was also found that 1 in 10 nursing homes was cited for some violation that harmed or jeopardized residents’ safety.

The Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect published a study that found that nursing home residents suffering from dementia were at the highest risk of abuse and neglect at living facilities. It was found that up to 50% of residents with dementia were experiencing some form of mistreatment in a nursing home.

The Department of Health and Human Services received over several thousand complaints of elder abuse and neglect involving nursing homes in 2016. Most complaints involved neglect or inadequate care by nursing home employees. The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care reported that up to 90% of nursing homes are understaffed, leading to a higher risk of abuse and neglect.

It would be worth highlighting that nursing home abuse is underreported, and these statistics may not reflect the full extent of the problem. That is why it is so important to start exploring your legal options if you suspect that your elderly loved one is being abused in any way.

At LeFante Law Offices, P.C., we take on elderly abuse cases and fight for the rights of your loved one or family member. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

How Our Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Can Help You?

If a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, it is essential to know your legal options. One of the key steps in seeking restitution or compensation for nursing home abuse is determining who is at fault for the abuse. That is where hiring a nursing home abuse attorney like us comes in. 

At LeFante Law Offices, P.C., we believe those responsible for nursing home abuse at assisted living facilities should be held accountable. This is regardless of whether the negligence was accidental or deliberate as stated by the nursing home care act. This not only includes the person or persons who committed the abuse but others associated with the abusers, like the owner(s) of the facility, management, and other employees that are responsible for holding staff accountable.

For example, if an employee was hired without a proper background check, this is clearly a breach of trust because nursing home patients trust the facility to protect them. So, there can be many people responsible for these cracks in the system which put the elderly in immediate danger. Even the state can be held responsible for not identifying a negligent caregiver as someone with a history or pattern of repeated problems. As you might imagine a nursing home abuse case can get pretty complex. 

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The fact is that litigating nursing home negligence cases and even wrongful death cases can be considerably challenging for attorneys. It requires a great deal of experience litigating similar cases. Furthermore, several regulatory statutes require a critical analysis to determine if an employee or a nursing home was at fault for violating any of its statutory duties or didn’t perform its duties as expected.

At LeFante Law Offices, P.C., we understand the complexity of these cases and know how to gather the needed evidence. We ask the right questions to determine how many parties may be at fault. The lawsuit will include all negligent parties to ensure that justice is served.

Don’t let abusers continue to make the life of your loved one miserable; contact us today for legal representation and assistance.

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