Unfortunately, in many cases, older adults are abused or neglected in nursing homes, but the problem goes unreported. Our firm’s goal is to raise awareness. We want those who suspect that this kind of wrongful conduct is occurring to step forward.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 22, 2013
The Chicago personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. announced today that it has added new information to its website that addresses the problem of nursing home abuse and neglect in Illinois.
“Unfortunately, in many cases, older adults are abused or neglected in nursing homes, but the problem goes unreported,” Salvi said. “Our firm’s goal is to raise awareness. We want those who suspect that this kind of wrongful conduct is occurring to step forward.”
The firm’s website now features descriptions of the abuse, neglect and exploitation that make up the “hidden crime” of elder abuse – and how this conduct can be recognized.
The content also explains legal options that are generally available to nursing home abuse victims and their families, including the pursuit of a civil lawsuit.
Salvi said he hopes people who have family members in nursing homes or similar residential care arrangements will read the site’s material and feel empowered to act if they suspect their loved one is being harmed.
“Our firm has a group of experienced lawyers and legal staff dedicated to nursing home abuse and elder neglect cases, and we are ready to listen and look into the problems Illinois residents bring to us,” Salvi said.
“When action is appropriate, an attorney can move quickly to seek an immediate end to the abuse and to hold those responsible for it fully accountable.”
About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Chicago personal injury firm with offices in Chicago (22 West Washington Street, Suite 1600, Chicago IL 60602) and Waukegan (218 North Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085). In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than $800 million on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 195 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. For more information, call (312) 372-1227 or use the firm’s online contact form.