Many people place their loved ones in a nursing home when they can no longer care for themselves. It is considered a humane thing to do but what happens when the staff abuse or neglect your loved one? If you suspect something is going on, you’ll need a Chicago attorney who can help. However, there are other things you can do while a case is being considered.
What You Need To Do
The first thing you must do is make your presence known to the staff. If you visit once a week or more often, and ask friends and family to join in, they will be aware that your loved one is cared about by others and may focus more attention on them. Likewise, you should report abuse to the state through their hotline or talk to the Illinois Department of Public Health. They will investigate any allegations and complaints and will give your lawyer a place to start when building their case.
You may also want to move your loved one to another place, which will not hurt your chances of winning your case.
How To Find A Lawyer
Now that you know what to do before and during your search, it’s important to find a Chicago nursing home attorney with experience in the industry. You should have a good idea of what is going on and then tell your lawyer what you’ve witnessed or noticed. They should be available to practice that area of law and should be able to prove their track record to you via past successful cases of a similar nature.
A Chicago nursing home attorney focuses on finding out what happened, getting restitution, and helping you and your loved one move on. Visit the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo today to learn more.