Nursing Home Abuse: A Widespread Problem

When you place a family member in an assisted living or nursing home in Peoria or elsewhere in the state, you place a great deal of trust in the caretakers at that facility. You trust that your family member will be kept well-nourished and given the proper medications. You trust that they will be kept clean and free of bedsores. And you trust that any health issues that arise will be dealt with quickly and correctly.

Unfortunately, many nursing homes are not as diligent as they should be when it comes to upholding these standards. Many are understaffed, leaving residents to be cared for by overworked employees who may not be able to fulfill all of their necessary duties. Other facilities do not properly train their employees, leaving them unprepared in the event of a medical emergency.

When nursing home employees neglect their residents, they are taking advantage of people who rely on them — people who are unable to defend themselves against inattentive care.

Skilled Legal Assistance For Victims Of Nursing Home Abuse In Illinois

It's a situation that has tragic consequences for thousands of families every year. At Schierer & Ritchie, LLC, we take accusations of elder abuse very seriously. If one of your loved ones has been abused by his or her caregivers, contact us for a free consultation. An attorney will meet with you to discuss your situation and determine whether you should move forward with a personal injury lawsuit.

Our Peoria nursing home abuse attorneys are prepared to seek compensation for any number of abusive situations, including:

  • Bedsores
  • Broken bones
  • Malnutrition
  • Failure to administer medication
  • Failure to provide medical treatment

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Peoria nursing home abuse lawyers, contact us online, or call 309-270-1742 or 800-610-9425.