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Hampton and Hampton serves Legal Advocacy for Elders

At Hampton and Hampton Law, we are dedicated nursing home abuse attorneys who prioritize elders’ safety, well-being, and respect. Facing neglect, mistreatment, or abuse in a nursing facility is a serious concern, and our experienced legal team is committed to standing by your side through such challenges. Our expertise in navigating the complexities of regulations and standards that govern nursing homes equips us to provide personalized and empathetic legal support for you and your family.

The Difficult Decision of Nursing Home Placement

Choosing a nursing home is a significant decision, fraught with challenges and concerns. The elderly, along with individuals who have mental illnesses or are disabled, are especially vulnerable to the risks of crime and neglect in these settings. As the population ages, particularly with the increase of the baby boomer generation and advancements in healthcare extending lifespans, the issue of nursing home abuse and neglect has become more pronounced.

The rise in nursing home abuse calls for a vigilant approach to safeguarding our loved ones. Many nursing home residents are dependent on Medicaid, which often leads to facilities being underfunded and understaffed. This situation can decrease the quality of care, highlighting the need for diligent legal support to combat negligence and ensure the well-being of our most vulnerable citizens.

Legal Support Against Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse in Chicago IL

At Hampton and Hampton Law, we are committed to protecting the dignity and care of individuals facing nursing home abuse. Our team is dedicated to assisting victims of nursing home neglect and their families in holding facilities accountable for various forms of harm, including:

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At Hampton and Hampton Law, our foremost commitment is to uphold dignity and ensure adequate care in situations involving nursing home abuse. Our practice specializes in assisting individuals and families impacted by nursing home negligence, where we relentlessly pursue accountability and compensation for various forms of harm within these facilities.

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Indicators of Nursing Home Neglect and Negligence to Be Aware of

If you suspect there might be nursing home neglect, negligence, or abuse, it’s crucial to respond promptly. Although each situation is unique, here’s some advice on actions to contemplate:

1. Gathering Evidence

Collect evidence of any indicators of abuse, whether they involve physical injuries, alterations in behavior, or emotional distress. Capture photographs of any visible injuries or unsafe conditions.

2. Reporting the Concern

Notify the relevant authorities, such as Adult Protective Services (APS) in your state, to initiate an investigation into elder abuse cases. Additionally, inform local law enforcement if there are suspicions of criminal activity.

3. Ensuring Immediate Safety

If there's an immediate threat to the individual's safety, dial emergency services (911) to ensure swift medical attention or assistance. Whenever possible, remove the person from the abusive environment.

4. Legal Consultation:

Seek guidance from an attorney specializing in nursing home abuse cases. Share your collected evidence and explore potential legal avenues against those responsible.

5. Emotional Support

Consider counseling or therapy to help both the affected individual and their loved ones cope with the emotional aftermath of such a distressing experience.

Nursing Home Negligence Elderly Woman left unattended

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It's important to remember that reporting suspected abuse is a crucial step in safeguarding vulnerable individuals in nursing homes. Taking swift action is essential to address the situation and prevent further harm. If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse and/or neglect, our skilled attorneys can assist in holding the responsible parties accountable. Whether through negotiation or litigation, we are unwavering in our pursuit of justice for your rights. Our objective is to secure equitable compensation and promote positive changes in the quality of care provided to our elderly in nursing home facilities.

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Frequently asked Questions

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Common signs of elder abuse:

1. Unexplained bruising, black eyes or other injuries

2. Falls, especially if they are frequent

3. The development of bedsores

4. Rapid weight loss

5. Lack of interest in activities the patient used to enjoy

6. A change in demeanor such as aggression or unusual depression

7. Emotional agitation or extreme withdrawal

8. Fear of being touched

9. Signs of overmedication like drowsiness, dry and cracked lips, slumping in wheelchairs, drooling, unresponsive behavior, vacant stares and slurred speech

10. Caretakers unable to give a reasonable explanation of a patient’s condition or injury

11. Signs of neglect, like poor personal hygiene, urine smell, unsanitary conditions

12. Missing personal items, especially items of value

• In one year alone, 25% of nursing homes were cited for causing serious injury or death.

• More than 30% of nursing homes experience some type of elder abuse.

• Only about 20% of abuse cases are reported.

• Abusers are known to the victim in 90% of cases.

Professional Negligence, Ordinary Negligence, Negligence Per Se, Injuries Caused by Third Parties, Breach of Contract, and Class Actions.

In a claim for professional negligence, the defendant is usually a nurse or medical care provider. In the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant failed to exercise a reasonable degree of care, diligence and skill ordinarily employed by nursing homes in similar situations and surrounding circumstances; and that the breach of care caused or contributed to the plaintiff's injuries. Each complaint must have an affidavit of a medical professional attesting to the standard of care and a breach in the standard of care. Nursing homes may be liable for a nurse's professional negligence, also called malpractice, under the doctrine of respondent superior (employer liability).

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