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Personal Injury

Edwardsville Nursing Home Malpractice Attorney

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois has 1,200 long-term care facilities which house over 100,000 residents. Facing the reality that a loved one needs to be moved into a long-term care facility is harsh and emotional. Selecting a facility suitable for a loved one can be worse. In a recent report, the IDPH revealed there were close to 21,000 reports of abuse in 2020 alone. The results of this abuse is devastating on the innocent victims and their families.

What Can I Do If I Suspect Neglect?

Illinois long-term care facilities are inspected and regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health, which includes investigating allegations of elder abuse. Families suspecting abuse of their loved ones can call the nursing home hotline. This is a line dedicated to hearing complaints related to the care and treatment of loved ones in long-term care facilities. The nursing home hotline for elder abuse can be reached at 800-252-4343. Call the team at Bragee Law to file a nursing home negligence suit under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act was enacted to provide protections to Illinois nursing home residents.

2020 Types of Abuse and Number of Cases Reported

Financial Exploitation
Emotional Abuse
Passive Neglect
Physical Abuse
willful deprivation
Sexual Abuse

What Damages Can I Recover In A Nursing Home Neglect Case

  • Medical Bills 
  • Pain and Suffering 
  • Wrongful Death 
  • Facility Costs
  • Disfigurement 
  • Potentially Attorney’s Fees

What Is The Cost To Me

All of our consultations are completely free, and we don’t get paid unless we win.  We handle our injury cases on contingent fee contracts which means we only take a percentage of the settlement, and only if we win.

Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for more helpful resources.