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By Dean Caras.

If you or your loved one received improper care in a nursing home or an assisted living facility, Chicago personal injury lawyer, Dean Caras, handles nursing home negligence cases and fights to protect the legal rights of nursing home residents.

Types of nursing home negligence in Chicago:

Actions that cause harm to those in nursing homes or assisted living include but are not limited to: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and negligence. The most common signs of nursing home abuse or neglect include but are not limited to 

  • Falls in nursing homes
  • Sepsis
  • Pressure ulcers/injuries
  • Physical abuse
  • Malnutrition or dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Fractures

The Illinois Department of Public Health is responsible for regulating nursing homes in the City of Chicago. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act gives Chicago nursing home residents a private statutory cause of action for violations of the resident’s rights under the act. We are knowledgeable about the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and its implications, and we file complaints for our clients incorporating violations of the act. If you or a loved one has been the victim of an injury in a Chicago nursing home, please call us at 312-494-1500 to discuss the potential claim.