Mitchell, Hoffman & Wolf is proud to announce a $300,000 settlement on behalf of an 85-year-old man who suffered a broken leg when he was dropped by nursing staff while being transferred from a wheelchair to his bed.
It is always a difficult decision to place a loved one into a nursing home or other skilled care facility.
Here are some helpful tips to assist in making the proper choice.
- Check the quality of care through court databases or other regulatory agencies.
- Visit the facility frequently and unannounced.
- Ask questions about staffing levels and experience.
- Use technology to monitor care when you can’t be there. Illinois law allows for the use of video cameras in the resident’s rooms provided the resident consents.
The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act guarantees all nursing home residents the right to be free from abuse and neglect. Our attorneys have years of experience in bringing cases on behalf of nursing home residents for violations of this statute with tremendous success.
If you have a concern about the quality of care being provided at a nursing home or other skilled care facility please feel free to contact the attorneys at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf.