Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence

The oldest and wisest among us should be able to enjoy their golden years. Instead, too many of our friends and relatives in nursing homes are abused in uniquely harmful and humiliating ways, or they fall victim to accidents that could have been prevented.

Most nursing home operators and employees are kind, honest, and professional. The small minority that acts with malice or neglect can cause pain not only to the injured senior but also to family members.

What is nursing-home abuse?

Though many residents of nursing homes are loving grandparents and great-grandparents, the nursing home might view them as unruly children and thus treat them abusively. If and when younger family members — often the ones footing the bill — learn of possible abuse, neglect, or carelessness, nursing home administrators and staff sometimes shrug it off, attributing the “problem” to clumsiness or senility.

Longtime Peoria trial lawyer Rochford and Associates can hold the nursing home responsible and help set things right

Rochford and Associates are trial lawyers who have practiced personal injury law in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 30 years. Rochford and Associates fight for the rights of people who have been neglected or abused at care facilities, ensuring that they receive proper medical care and every financial benefit that is available to them under the law. They is well-known and well-respected in Illinois and has a reputation among their clients for their assertive, unorthodox approach, and their effectiveness in obtaining the best financial outcomes for their injury clients.

Call Rochford and Associates today

If you or one of your loved ones was injured or harmed as a result of the abuse, neglect, or carelessness of a nursing home, please call 309-637-5322 for free phone consultation. Any information we receive from you will be kept completely confidential.

You deserve justice and to be compensated for your injuries. Call us now at 309-637-5322 .

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