Nursing Home Abuse

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As a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney, Attorney Uche consistently and successfully sues nursing homes for abuse and neglect of the elderly and sick.

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What is Nursing Home Abuse?

In most cases, an elderly one is admitted into a nursing home because the elderly loved one is vulnerable to injury if left alone. Due to this vulnerability, and the institutional setting of nursing homes, it is possible for the elder’s dignity and basic rights to be impugned upon.

Nursing home abuse is any type of harm that elderly residents suffer in long-term care facilities and nursing homes. Any treatment that results in the infringement upon any of the rights mentioned above will constitute nursing home neglect or abuse.

According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center over 13% of all Americans are over the age of sixty-five. Of this number, one in six suffered one form of abuse or the other while in a community setting between 2017 and 2018.

While nursing home abuse or neglect can occur in different ways, its outcome is usually the same – causing severe and sometimes permanent injuries to its victims.

Seeking justice for nursing home abuse? Our experienced Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer fights for victims' rights. Contact us for help today.

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Steps To Take

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File a report

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in the nursing home where he or she is admitted, you should file a report with the IDPH. The IDPH will receive the report and investigate the matter.


Hire a Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer immediately

Chicago nursing home abuse lawyer will be an advocate for you throughout the entire process. Your attorney will also guide you through the process and ensure that you do not miss a step, thus helping you bring the responsible party to book.


File a nursing home abuse or neglect lawsuit.

This comes in various forms such as a personal injury claim, medical malpractice lawsuit, and in the event of a death, a wrongful death lawsuit.


Who do you get compensation from?

Nursing homes

Nursing homes have a legal duty to provide a safe and secure environment for their residents. If a resident suffers abuse while in the care of a nursing home, the nursing home may be held liable for the damages suffered by the resident. Damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other expenses related to the abuse.

In order to hold the nursing home liable for the abuse, the resident or their family may need to prove that the nursing home was negligent in its duty of care. This may involve demonstrating that the nursing home failed to properly train or supervise its staff, or that the nursing home failed to adequately investigate reports of abuse.

The abusive caregiver

If an individual caregiver at a nursing home is responsible for the abuse, they may be held liable for the damages suffered by the resident. To hold the caregiver liable, the resident or their family may need to provide evidence that the caregiver acted negligently or intentionally in causing harm to the resident. This may involve demonstrating that the caregiver was not adequately trained or supervised, or that they intentionally inflicted harm on the resident. It is important to note that the caregiver may not have enough resources to compensate the injured party, and it may be necessary to seek compensation from elsewhere. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney can help you with this.

The nursing home’s or caregiver’s insurance company(ies)

In many cases, nursing homes and individual caregivers may carry insurance policies that can provide compensation for damages suffered by residents due to abuse or neglect and the coverage can vary depending on the type of policy and the specific terms and conditions outlined in the policy.

When holding either the nursing home or caregiver liable for the abuse, their insurance policy may cover the damages suffered by the resident. However, it is vital to note that insurance companies typically try to wiggle out of making fair payouts, so if you or your loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse, you need an aggressive attorney to represent you and ensure you get fair compensation for the abuse.

What kind of compensation can you recover?

There are several types of compensation you may recover after proving your claim. You can recover compensation for the following:

Possible punitive damages against those responsible for the abuse
Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life
Relocation expenses if necessary
Compensation for pain and suffering
The total cost of staying in the nursing home
Covering for all expenses related to the abuse
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At Uchelitigation, we are dedicated and passionate about advocating for your rights. We know the feelings of outrage that can accompany incidents where your rights or those of your loved ones are breached. Hence, we advocate for you aggressively with a passion born out of understanding. We have served clients in the Chicago area for years, ensuring that they receive justice.

As a Chicago nursing home abuse attorney, Attorney Uche takes on clients on a contingency basis. This means that we will not collect any payment unless we win your case for you. Reach out to us today through our contact page or call us on 312-847-2097 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

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"Attorney Uche is truly a one-of-a-kind attorney. My grand aunt was put in a nursing home to recover from a stroke. During her stay, she fell and fractured her finger, and bruised her face due to the nursing home’s negligence because they failed to treat her as a fall risk even though she was recovering from a stroke. The nursing home treated us crappy throughout the process. Also, many personal injury attorneys told us that the case was worth peanuts since my aunty didn’t die and had recovered from her injuries. Attorney Uche took it to trial and a jury awarded a record-breaking $625k for 11 hours of emotional distress that occurred when she sustained her injuries. Uche was well-liked with the jury and it showed with their verdict. Forever grateful."

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