Elgin, IL Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Attorneys
Many families who have no other option than to entrust their aging parents to the staff in a nursing home hope that their elderly loved one receives the best care possible. Unfortunately, many nursing home operators place profits before the safety and needs of their residents. As a result, many residents in understaffed nursing homes become the victims of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers.
Our Elgin, Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center LLC have seen a significant increase in cases of neglect and outright abuse of patients in nursing homes in Elgin and throughout Illinois.
With the aging of the population, more and more seniors will be entering Elgin area nursing homes over the next several decades. These facilities are often understaffed and/or staffed with untrained and low-paid workers. This will likely only increase the risk for abuse and neglect as nursing facilities struggle to keep up with the growing demand for beds.
If your loved one was injured or died unexpectedly as a result of negligence at an Elgin area nursing home, contact the Elgin nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center today for a free review of your case to discuss your legal options for compensation.Nearly One-Third of Elgin Area Nursing Homes Provide Substandard Care
Elgin is a mid-sized city west of Chicago that is considered part of the Chicagoland metro area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 112,600 people reside within the Elgin city limits, and 12,500 of them, (more than 10 percent) are over the age of 65. The aging population has placed demands on facilities responsible for providing residential nursing care to the elderly in and around Elgin.
While Illinois endeavors to protect nursing home patients through the state Nursing Home Care Act and other laws, nursing home abuse and neglect are still pervasive problems in the state, reflecting national trends. 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 80 nursing homes within a 25-mile radius of Elgin’s city center. Based on its investigations, the agency rated 24 (30 percent) of those facilities “below average” or “much below average” in the general quality of care provided to patients.Lowest-Ranked Elgin Nursing Homes
State inspectors conduct annual surveys of CMS-certified nursing homes across the country 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. Findings are published on the Medicare.gov “Nursing Home Compare” webpage.
The nursing facilities listed below, all in or around Elgin, Illinois, were ranked much below average by CMS in the quality of care they provide to residents. The deficiencies in care recorded by investigators reflect the same general issues currently affecting nursing homes nationwide and are usually tied to understaffing.
Tower Hill Healthcare Center
759 Kane Street
South Elgin, IL 60177
South Elgin Rehab & HCC
746 West Spring Street
South Elgin, IL 60640
Aperion Care West Chicago
201 West North Avenue
West Chicago, IL 60185
Batavia Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
520 Fabyan Parkway
Batavia, IL 60510
720 Raymond Drive
Naperville, IL 60563
Bridgeway Senior Living
111 East Washington
Bensenville, IL 60106
Elmwood Terrace Healthcare Center
1017 West Galena Blvd.
Aurora, IL 60506
Symphony of Orchard Valley
2330 West Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
CMS inspectors noted one or more of the following issues with each facility:
- Failure to maintain an environment free of accident hazards or provide adequate supervision of mobility-challenged patients, increasing the risk of falls
- Failure to provide proper care and prevention for pressure sores
- Failure to reduce the chance of significant medication errors
- Failure to properly assist residents with activities of daily living, including feeding, hygiene, and personal grooming
- Failure to use proper infection prevention measures
- Overuse of psychotropic medications on some patients
- Failure to properly meet residents’ nutrition and dietary needs
- A higher number of health citations than the state and national averages
Neglect and abuse of the elderly must not be ignored. These issues matter, not only because they affect our elders, but because eventually we are going to need these services ourselves. If you do not take action against Elgin nursing home abuse, who will?
If you suspect your loved one is being harmed, mistreated, or neglected while residing in an Elgin nursing home or any nursing facility in Illinois, you should take immediate action. Report your concerns to the nursing home’s administrator, director of nursing, the Illinois Department of Public Health and/or an Illinois nursing home injury attorney. Having a skilled personal injury attorney who specializes in nursing home abuse cases on your side can help ensure that every available legal option is explored and can minimize the potential harm to your loved one now and in the future.
Our Elgin nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center fight for the rights of nursing home residents suffering injury or death through the negligent actions of staff and others. We have a comprehensive understanding of the state laws and regulations that were created to protect nursing home residents from harm. We have access to ample resources to ensure the injured party can obtain justice and hold responsible parties financially accountable for their injuries. We urge you to contact our Elgin nursing home abuse law firm for a free case review by calling (800) 926-7565.
Damages Paid in Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Cases
Our Elgin 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:
- Medical Error Settlements
- Inadequate Care Settlements
- Bed Sore Settlements
- Fall Settlements
- Nursing Home Abuse Settlements
For more information on the nursing homes listed above or other Elgin area nursing homes: Nursing Home Compare
To report suspected nursing home abuse or neglect: Illinois Department of Public Health
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community SurveyNursing 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.