If you have a loved one in a nursing home or assisted living facility, you may be aware that the level of care they provide may not always measure up. Whereas most nursing homes do a good job providing adequate care, staffing cuts and the focus on profits can lead to suffering and injury for the residents. When a family files a complaint, the Illinois Department of Public Health is required to investigate. But the wheels of government can move slowly and important information and evidence may disappear. If you suspect a family member has been injured or abused, you should contact the experienced attorneys at Shay & Associates immediately.
Our attorneys will go to work right away reviewing nurse’s notes, medical records, dietary reports, and more to uncover the actual facts that may have led to an injury. This can include injuries from a lack of staffing, malnutrition, overmedication, bedsores or physical or sexual abuse. At Shay & Associates, we work aggressively and fully intend to litigate these types of cases in court. This aggressive approach can often help speed up the process, reducing costs and may result in successful settlements.