Friday, January 11, 2013

Nursing Home Neglect Case Settled for Chicago Resident

The attorneys of Keating Law Offices have successfully obtained a settlement on behalf of a client who was the alleged victim of neglect by a Chicago-area nursing home in which he was a resident. The incident took place at a nursing home on the Far North Side of Chicago in February 2011. The claim alleged that the elderly resident was injured as a result of the nursing home’s failure to provide him with proper medical treatment. It was alleged that the nursing home staff members injured the resident when they improperly treated him for an existing illness. This injury caused the resident’s condition to rapidly worsen, causing him severe pain and suffering.

An Illinois nursing home that fails to provide adequate medical treatment to an injured or ill resident is in violation of both Illinois and federal laws. Under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45/1-101 (2011)) all nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are required to treat their residents with the same level of care that a reasonably careful nursing home or facility would have used in the same situation. Any treatment given must not only be medically appropriate but also must be given in a timely manner. When a nursing home denies proper medical treatment to a sick or injured resident, as the nursing home in this case was alleged to have done, it may be liable.

The attorneys of Keating Law Offices are committed to protecting the rights of residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Illinois. Our firm has successfully represented victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you believe that you or a loved one have been the victim of neglect due to improper or inadequate medical care by a nursing home, please contact our firm. Pursuant to the terms of this settlement agreement, the identity of the parties, the name of the nursing home, and the amount of the settlement are strictly confidential and no further details may be disclosed.

If you have any questions regarding this post, or any issue involving Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, please contact Illinois Nursing Attorney Mike Keating — by calling 312-239-6787  312-208-7702 (Nights/Weekends) or emailing him at — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All emails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.