Chicago Nursing Home Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Our nursing home neglect lawyers can help your loved one get justice
Nursing homes are responsible for the medical needs of their residents. Too often, they fail to meet that responsibility. As a result of this neglect, residents can suffer from serious injuries or illnesses. Residents who are victims of medical malpractice deserve financial compensation. The nursing home neglect attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. fight for their rights.
Nursing homes and long-term care facilities are considered healthcare providers. Under the Illinois Medical Malpractice Act, all healthcare providers are required to treat residents and patients with the same level of care that a reasonable healthcare provider would give in the same circumstances.
Any nursing home or individual employee (such as a nurse, aide, or therapist) who fails to provide adequate medical care to a nursing home resident may be liable for medical or professional malpractice. You may have a claim if your loved one has been subjected to substandard medical care by an Illinois nursing home or other long-term care facility.
We hold negligent medical professionals accountable
Examples of medical malpractice in nursing homes can include:
- Medication errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Improper use of medical restraints
- Ignoring medical concerns of residents
Victims of nursing home medical malpractice deserve justice. Pursuing a medical malpractice claim can be complicated. Nursing homes and medical professionals often deny responsibility. Insurance companies are mostly interested in protecting their profits, so will try to avoid paying your loved one anything.
In Illinois medical malpractice cases, there are statutes of limitation that affect how much time you have to take legal action against a nursing home or medical professional. Building a case can take months, and the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost or destroyed. In addition, the memories of witnesses will fade.
That is why it’s important to consult an experienced lawyer as soon as possible if you suspect a loved one was harmed by medical malpractice. The attorneys at Keating Law Offices, P.C. know how to handle these complex cases.
Get an experienced attorney on your side
Our legal team knows how to investigate nursing homes to find out what really happened with your loved one. Our investigation may involve:
- Medical records – We will take action to preserve and gain access to your loved one’s medical information, including documentation of any tests and treatment.
- Hiring and supervision records – We want to know if all medical professionals responsible for the care of your loved one were qualified and properly trained.
- Witness statements – Our legal team will identify and interview any witnesses who have information about your loved one’s medical care.
- Expert testimony – If needed, we consult with medical experts who can tell us if accepted standards of care where met in the treatment of your loved one.
Our attorneys know how to build strong cases that hold negligent medical professionals accountable. We also determine the total damages your loved one has suffered. This can include the cost of current and future medical treatment, disability, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
We build strong cases that nursing homes and their insurance companies must take seriously. Many times, insurance companies agree to talk about a settlement when they see that we are prepared to fight for your loved one every step of the way. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome, either through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict.