Chicago Assisted Living Facility Accident Lawyer
If you have entrusted a family member to an assisted living facility (ALF), you expect the facility’s administration and staff to fulfill their obligations towards your loved one.
While ALF residents do not require as much care as those in nursing homes, they still need a caregiver’s assistance in their daily life. A facility’s negligence or abuse can lead to a resident’s injury or death – and sadly, this happens all too often.
In Illinois, talk to us at Willens Law Offices if you believe that your loved one suffered unreasonably at an assisted living facility. Your family may have every right to pursue a case in order to obtain compensation and to hold the facility accountable.
What You Should Know About Illinois Assisted Living Laws
It’s important for elders, disabled persons, and their families to be aware of their rights when it comes to assisted living. Here are some of the responsibilities of an assisted living facility in Illinois, as mandated by the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Establishment Code.
Aside from these specific state rules, assisted living facilities must uphold their professional standards. These include treating their residents with patience and compassion, and keeping their premises safe and navigable.
Assisted Living Abuse And Negligence Lead To Injuries
It is regrettable that many ALF residents experience various kinds of abuse while in a facility. Some suffer from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Some are victims of financial exploitation. Very commonly, there are elders who suffer from the facility’s passive neglect, which is a form of mistreatment that is also forbidden by law.
Apart from these, a facility’s failure to uphold its standard of care can also harm residents. This is called negligence, and it is a frequent basis of many ALF lawsuits.
Take a look at these familiar scenarios that result in resident injuries and may call for legal action against a facility:
Talk To Us At Willens Law
It can be confusing to deal with your loved one’s injury at an ALF. On top of the emotional and financial distress in your family, you also have to make sense of the complicated rules surrounding the resident’s stay at the facility. It’s a maze that you have to navigate because you want your loved one to get the care and protection that they deserve, and you want the offending party to be held accountable.
Let us help. We at Willens Law Offices are effective in handling elderly injury cases, and have been trusted by Illinois families for decades. We’re ready to provide you with legal advice and representation.
Start by just talking to us about your senior loved one’s assisted living situation. Your initial consultation with Willens Law Offices is absolutely free and confidential. Call us at (888) 445-1446 today.