Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Illinois.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 1.4 million people were living in U.S. nursing homes in 2007.   That number is likely to grow over the next decade as the population continues to grow and age.  When a loved one enters a nursing home, you expect that they will receive proper care.  Oftentimes, however, residents of nursing home facilities are subjected to neglect, abuse and improper care, with devastating consequences, including:

  • Falls
  • Medication errors or non-administration
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Bed sores, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers
  • Sepsis
  • Wandering and elopement
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Burns
  • Financial abuse
  • Death

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, you deserve a law firm that will aggressively seek to vindicate your rights.  Take action immediately by contacting the nursing home injury attorneys at DeBlasio & Gower LLC.  Our experienced trial attorneys will guide you through the process and will fight for your rights.

To speak with one of our attorneys, call us at (630) 560-1123 or visit our website at   We are here to help.  There are no attorneys’ fees for our services unless we successfully resolve your case.

To report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of older persons living in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, you may visit the Illinois Department of Aging’s website at This blog post is not legal advice and should not be relied on by anyone as legal advice in their particular situation.  Furthermore, while DeBlasio & Gower LLC welcomes communications via its website, please be aware that communicating any information to DeBlasio & Gower LLC or any of its attorneys through its web site or via any other method without a formal engagement with the Firm does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between you (or any other users, senders or recipients) and DeBlasio & Gower LLC or any of its attorneys.  For your protection, please do not send us confidential information until you have spoken with one of our lawyers and received authorization to send that information to our Firm.  Thank you.