Backed by the necessary experience and compassionate counsel to represent nursing home abuse or neglect victims, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm is dedicated to helping all clients reach the outcomes they desire.
We bring a team approach to our client's cases, working together so you have the resources you need at all times. You deserve the highest quality counsel, and this is exactly what you can expect when you hire our firm to represent you.
368 West Huron Street
Chicago IL 60654
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Nursing Home or Elder Abuse
As a larger percentage of our population grows older each year, we increasingly depend on elder care. Unfortunately each year, there are over one million reports of elder abuse in nursing homes. According to numerous studies, the most common types of elder abuse fall under the following categories:
-Neglect: occurs when a caregiver is negligent or indifferent to the well-being of the elderly person under their care. If a nursing home does not provide the necessary level of care required for the well-being of their resident, they may be negligent. Often, the neglect is not intentional, but rather a result of under-staffing problems at the nursing home.
-Abuse: of nursing home residents by a staff member or other residents includes physical, mental, and even sexual abuse.
-Physical Abuse includes everything from physical evidence
of assault, such as bruises and broken bones, to
untreated infections and bedsores.
-Mental Abuse may be more difficult to detect by the loved
ones of a resident, but it can be just as damaging as
physical abuse. This type of abuse includes isolation,
threats, or intentional negligence.
-Sexual Abuse at nursing homes involves sexual harassment
or sexual conduct that is forced on a resident without
consent, and can also cause severe physical and emotional
Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect:
Some common warning signs of abuse or neglect in nursing homes include but are not limited to the following:
-Sudden and severe weight loss, or other signs of malnourishment
-Bedsores: Bedsores are ulcers, caused by pressure placed on parts of the body. They can be caused by a number of factors, including an immobile resident not being turned appropriately. Bed sores vary in severity, and often initially appear as persistent red areas on the skin. If left untreated, these sores can become so deep that they reach the muscle, bone or tendon. The elderly have a higher risk of developing bed sores due to thin skin, malnutrition, and poor circulation. This type of neglect is preventable, but healing becomes more difficult if the sores are left untreated.
-Frequent bruising, cuts or open wounds
-Unexplained fractures or broken bones
-Over-medication, which is characterized by symptoms of lethargy, permanent involuntary muscle movements, seizures, and even sudden death.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys:
When nursing home abuse is suspected, residents and family members often feel angry and frustrated over the violation of trust by a facility that was supposed to care properly for a loved one. With over four decades of experience, the personal injury attorneys at the Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are extremely knowledgeable about all types of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you suspect a loved one has been neglected or abused in a nursing home, contact our office immediately. We will provide you with a free no-obligation consultation and explain your legal rights.
First, we focus on close communication and finding creative solutions to all our clients' needs. we counsel our clients through one of the most difficult times of their lives, and we know that every accident, and every family, is unique. Our highest reward is when our clients breathe a sigh of relief knowing we will secure the best possible outcome for their case.
Second, our firm collaborates with the nation's top trial attorneys so that we can best serve our clients. By working as a team, our clients receive the best-skilled attorney for their case, along with the assurance that all of their questions and concerns are answered.
William Pintas is a highly renowned personal injury lawyer with more than three decades of professional experience. Throughout his extensive professional tenure, he has represented more than 10,000 cases and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in the form of personal injury settlements for his clients. He founded his very first law firm in 1985 and since then has been proactively representing the victims of personal injury, nursing home abuse and more.
University of Miami
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1984
Laura Mullins is a renowned personal injury lawyer with more than 20 years of professional experience.
Fighting for the rights of the injured has been a passion of Laura's since she started law school in 1992.
Her approach to personal injury cases is simple: she listens to clients' concerns to understand their unique circumstances, and then meticulously fights on their behalf. Laura takes great pride in being there for clients throughout the complicated and lengthy process of treating their injury, healing from their losses, and securing a recovery. "There is simply no greater reward than knowing a recovery will change a client's life for the better," she says.
Bachelor's Degree, 1992
John Marshall Law School
Juris Doctorate, 1995
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