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Nursing Home Injuries: What You Need To Know

Last updated on November 8, 2023

Making sure our loved ones are receiving good care in nursing homes is of the utmost importance. When you think they might be suffering, you may be unsure what your rights are. Leynaud Law Group, LLC has been helping clients throughout Illinois for over three decades. We can examine your case and help you discuss all of the possible options.

Most Common Types Of Injuries

When placing a loved one in round-the-clock care, you expect that someone will always be around to help them. It is imperative to hold negligent staff members accountable. We can help you do that. While falls are the main cause of injuries, the most common types of nursing home injuries include:

  • Bedrail injuries
  • Bedsores
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Infections
  • Spinal injuries

Regardless of the severity of the suffering, someone is not doing their job. When a caretaker doesn’t properly care for the needs of each senior citizen, the results can quickly become serious.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections kill 400,000 people a year. The CDC has data that states 95% of hip breaks are caused by falls, which can lead to traumatic brain injury. Whether they are causing the abuse or neglecting to care for their resident, nursing home staff are liable for their actions.

We Can Help – Call Today

Typically, clients aren’t sure where to start. Before you do anything it’s important to talk to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. If you suspect a loved one is suffering at the hands of someone else, we are here to help. To schedule a free consultation, call our office in Peru at 815-410-4227 or fill out our contact form.