Neglect can take many forms such as physical, emotional, or financial. Physical abuse causes pain, impairment, and even death if their injuries go untreated. Emotional abuse occurs when the victim is left in a state of anxiety or fear. It can also take a passive means by the caregiver ignoring the victim to the point of isolation. Finally financial exploitation is the most common and occurs when abusers use their authority to extort money. This also includes healthcare fraud which may lead to the victim not receiving the necessary medications.
Nursing home neglect can go unreported because the victims cannot express pain or report the neglect or abuse on their own. Senior citizens in nursing homes often make easy targets because they cannot easily defend themselves. Nursing home neglect is often overlooked. It is necessary to better understand neglect and know the signs in order to prevent this crime from continuing.
If your parent or a loved one suffered abuse or has been neglected at a care home, please contact Mark Horwitz, an experienced Chicago nursing home attorney, who will give you and your loved ones the thought and consideration that they deserve but did not get at the nursing home.
To arrange a free consultation, contact the Chicago nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group by calling (312) 641-9200.
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