Cicero, IL Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys

Cicero IL Nursing Home Ratings GraphsThe incidence of neglect and abuse in nursing homes is rising in Cicero and throughout Illinois, largely as a result of understaffing and the hiring of unqualified, poorly trained staff. Despite laws in place to protect elderly patients, nursing home operators often put profits ahead of the comfort, care, and safety of their residents.

Our Cicero, Illinois nursing home injury attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center LLC have witnessed an increase in the number of civil cases involving nursing home abuse throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and Illinois.

Nursing home abuse occurs when vulnerable elderly patients are harmed by family members, visitors, fellow residents, doctors, nurses, or other staff members. While intentional abuse is sometimes to blame, more often the harm is the result of negligence which may take the form of serious lapses in medical care or failure to properly supervise or assist mobility-challenged patients. In most cases, the nursing home bears some fault for not protecting the resident. Generally, the facility has a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment, oversee its employees, and develop policies and procedures to minimize potential harm to residents.

If your loved one was mistreated, injured, or died unexpectedly while living in a Cicero nursing home, let our Illinois nursing home injury law firm protect the rights of your family. Contact our Cicero nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center (800-926-7565) today to schedule a free case consultation to discuss filing a claim for compensation.

Nearly 40 Percent of Cicero Area Nursing Homes Provide Subpar Care

Part of the Chicago metropolitan area, the town of Cicero, Illinois, has nearly 84,000 residents, of whom more than 6,000 (over 7 percent) are over the age of 65. The growing elderly population has placed a strain on residential nursing facilities in the community that are already full and understaffed.

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regularly inspects and publishes data on every nursing facility in the U.S. certified by CMS, including 210 nursing homes in and around Cicero, Illinois. Based on its investigations, the agency rated 81 of those facilities “below average” or “much below average” in the overall quality of care provided to residents.

Lowest Ranked Cicero Area Nursing Homes

State inspectors conduct annual inspections of CMS-certified nursing homes across the United States for compliance with federal regulations governing safety, health, nutrition, and patients’ rights. Facilities that are found deficient receive a citation and are required to correct the noncompliance. CMS publishes its findings on its Nursing Home Compare webpage.

The nursing homes below, all in or within 25 miles of Cicero, are among the lowest-ranked in the quality of care they provide to residents. All had serious issues with staffing levels in proportion to their number of residents.

City View Multicare Center
5825 West Cermak Road
Cicero, IL 60804
485-bed, for-profit, Medicaid/Medicare-participating facility

  • Failed to maintain an environment free of accident hazards and provide adequate supervision of residents to prevent the risk of falls
  • Failed to ensure all residents are safe from medication errors
  • Unsanitary food storage and preparation practices
  • Failed to maintain resident rooms and common areas in a clean and safe condition

Alden Town Manor Rehab & HCC
6120 West Ogden
Cicero, IL 60804

249-bed, for-profit Medicare/Medicaid participating facility

  • Failed to properly assist some residents with activities of daily living such as grooming and personal hygiene
  • Failed to maintain an environment free of accident hazards and provide adequate supervision of residents to prevent the risk of falls
  • Failed to ensure all residents are safe from medication errors
  • Unsanitary food storage and preparation practices
  • Failed to use proper infection prevention measures when caring for some patients

Little Village Nursing & Rehab Center
2320 South Lawndale
Chicago, IL 60623
106-bed, for-profit facility

  • More residents exhibiting symptoms of depression than the state and national averages
  • Received 22 complaints in a three-year period leading to a health citation
  • Higher percentage of residents given antipsychotic medication
  • Had issues with properly labeling, recording, and administering pharmaceutical drugs given to some patients
What To Do if You Suspect Abuse or Neglect at a Cicero Nursing Home

Thousands of elderly persons in Cicero and throughout Cook County who live in nursing facilities have no advocate to ensure they are properly cared for. Even for those who have family members who visit regularly, it can be difficult to notice the warning signs of neglect or abuse because they are often not readily apparent.

Aside from the obvious signs of abuse and neglect such as bruises and broken bones, there are more subtle indicators such as unexplained weight loss, unclean clothing or surroundings, poor hygiene, and emotional withdrawal. Emotional abuse is often the most challenging to detect, especially for residents who suffer mental impairment.

Every suspected case of nursing home abuse or neglect should be reported to local law enforcement and/or the state department of public health. This does not necessarily require the assistance of a legal representative; however, holding facilities financially accountable usually requires the skills of a reputable lawyer who specializes in civil nursing home abuse cases. Filing a legal claim against those responsible for causing harm to your loved one allows victims and their families to obtain rightful compensation for their injuries.

The Cicero nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center have provided legal representation for many nursing home residents who have suffered injury as a result of negligence. Our team of dedicated Illinois nursing home attorneys has years of experience handling cases involving abuse, negligence, and mistreatment occurring in Cicero and throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

We urge you to contact our Cicero nursing home abuse law firm today by calling (800) 926-7565 to speak with one of our skilled attorneys about a free case review. If we accept your case, we handle all your legal representation through a contingency fee agreement. This means we are only paid for our services after we win an award for you in a trial or negotiate an out-of-court settlement on your behalf.

Damages Paid in Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Cases

Our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys have compiled data from reported settlements and jury verdicts from across Illinois to give you an idea of what your case may be worth in a civil law context. We have broken down these cases according to case type and patient injury.

Learn more about these Illinois nursing home lawsuit settlements below:

Resources

For more information on the nursing homes listed above or other Cicero area nursing homes: Nursing Home Compare

To report suspected nursing home abuse or neglect: Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Nursing Home Care Act

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Resources

If you are looking for information on a specific facility or an attorney, please see links below to respective locality pages.

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