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Nursing home abuse and neglect is a serious issue that affects many elderly individuals who are residing in long-term care facilities. Sadly, nursing home abuse and neglect cases are not uncommon in Alexander County, and it is important for individuals to be aware of their rights and the legal options available to them in the event of abuse or neglect.
The Terry Law Firm helps victims and their families seek justice and compensation for the harm that has been done. The entire team at our firm has extensive experience in handling cases of nursing home abuse and neglect, and we are committed to fighting for the rights of our clients.
Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse may involve hitting, slapping, or pushing a resident, while sexual abuse may involve unwanted touching, sexual assault, or rape. Emotional abuse may involve verbal harassment, threats, or intimidation, while neglect may involve a failure to provide basic needs such as food, water, and medical care.
In Illinois, nursing home abuse and neglect cases are governed by both state and federal laws. The Illinois Department of Public Health oversees nursing homes in the state and investigates complaints of abuse and neglect. Additionally, the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 establishes minimum standards of care that nursing homes must meet to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. The team at the Terry Law Firm can help you understand your legal options and work to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. We can help you gather evidence, file a claim, and negotiate a settlement or take your case to court if necessary.