Nursing Home Negligence

When you face the devastating reality that you or your loved one has been mistreated by caretakers, you want to take immediate action. The best thing you can do is count on the experienced nursing home negligence lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Southern Illinois


Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Southern Illinois. Residents in nursing homes and other care facilities, for better or worse, are heavily--and often totally--dependent upon their caregivers and their living facility staff. As family members to those who require full-time care, we do everything we can to make sure our loved ones are in an environment that is safe and one where they can get the best care possible.

Tragically, these vulnerable adults are too often victims of abuse. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, one in ten of the 52 million US adults over the age of 65 are abused every year. It is especially tragic when individuals like nursing home staff who are close to the victim and responsible for their care, as is the case in the vast majority of elderly abuse cases, are the perpetrators. Nursing home neglect is just one form of abuse and occurs when a facility or caregiver fails to provide basic care and causes the nursing home resident to become ill or injured.

More tragic still, it is known that very few victims of nursing home neglect and other forms of abuse actually report instances of neglect. In many cases, they rely upon their trusted friends and family to speak up for them when they become a victim of nursing home negligence. If you discover that someone you love has been abused, neglected, or mistreated in a nursing home facility, you need a trusted legal advocate you can turn to. You need a lawyer who has experience defending vulnerable, elderly adults and who understands the delicacy and difficulty of what you are going through. You need Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. and our team of seasoned, accomplished, compassionate nursing home negligence lawyers.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

  • Poor hygiene
  • Bed sores
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Dehydration and malnourishment
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Infections
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Confusion, emotionally withdrawn, other psychological problems

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


After someone who was supposed to care for your aging or disabled family members puts them in danger, your top priority becomes finding a personal injury lawyer who not only has proven expertise in cases like yours, but also truly has your family's best interests at heart. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Southern Illinois


Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Southern Illinois. Residents in nursing homes and other care facilities, for better or worse, are heavily--and often totally--dependent upon their caregivers and their living facility staff. As family members to those who require full-time care, we do everything we can to make sure our loved ones are in an environment that is safe and one where they can get the best care possible.

Tragically, these vulnerable adults are too often victims of abuse. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Center, one in ten of the 52 million US adults over the age of 65 are abused every year. It is especially tragic when individuals like nursing home staff who are close to the victim and responsible for their care, as is the case in the vast majority of elderly abuse cases, are the perpetrators. Nursing home neglect is just one form of abuse and occurs when a facility or caregiver fails to provide basic care and causes the nursing home resident to become ill or injured.

More tragic still, it is known that very few victims of nursing home neglect and other forms of abuse actually report instances of neglect. In many cases, they rely upon their trusted friends and family to speak up for them when they become a victim of nursing home negligence. If you discover that someone you love has been abused, neglected, or mistreated in a nursing home facility, you need a trusted legal advocate you can turn to. You need a lawyer who has experience defending vulnerable, elderly adults and who understands the delicacy and difficulty of what you are going through. You need Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. and our team of seasoned, accomplished, compassionate nursing home negligence lawyers.

Warning Signs of Nursing Home Negligence

  • Poor hygiene
  • Bed sores
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Dehydration and malnourishment
  • Unsanitary living conditions
  • Infections
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Sudden changes in behavior
  • Confusion, emotionally withdrawn, other psychological problems

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers in Southern Illinois

Injury Law Practice Areas


After someone who was supposed to care for your aging or disabled family members puts them in danger, your top priority becomes finding a personal injury lawyer who not only has proven expertise in cases like yours, but also truly has your family's best interests at heart. The attorneys of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are accomplished lawyers in all areas of personal injury law and have been trusted by the Southern Illinois community for generations. With your best interests at heart and a track record of successfully helping Illinois families recover from devastating events by obtaining the compensation they deserve, the personal injury lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis offer the best legal representation available for you and your family after you have been injured in a car accident, workplace accident, dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers

Protecting the Elderly from Bedsores


Decubitus ulcers — also called bedsores, pressure sores, and pressure ulcers — are skin wounds that develop as a result of unrelieved pressure on bony areas of the body such as heels and hips. They are often highly debilitating and can result in severe infection, amputations, surgery and even death. Patients in nursing homes who have limited mobility may be particularly vulnerable because they often lie or sit in the same position for long periods of time. In addition, people with certain health conditions are at greater risk than others.

Decubitus ulcers only get worse unless they are given proper attention early on. We've seen cases where the pressure sores resulted in substantial personal injury cases and sometimes even wrongful death when the problem isn't addressed early enough and life-threatening infections and even blood poisoning are allowed to result. Bedsores can be healed with correct and prompt treatment. When bedsores are not identified and treated promptly, the care facility may have been negligent or abusive. If this is the case, the patient – or the family of a patient who died – may be able to seek compensation for the injuries.

Bedsores are among the most common type of nursing home neglect cases we see, and they are also among the most tragic. The sad thing is that they are easy to avoid with basic proper care. One of the

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$725,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement. An elderly gentleman was injured when he developed severe rhabdomyolysis after a physician failed to monitor his lab results and continued to prescribe high doses of blood pressure medications. He suffered acute kidney injury and eventually required dialysis.


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If you or your child are hurt while riding your bicycle, the lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. can help you recover. A minor was riding their bicycle when they were seriously injured by a worker with a local entity. We fought to get a confidential settlement for our client.

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Case Type: Group Home Injuries

In this confidential settlement case, a minor child was seriously injured in a group home.

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Case Type: Car Accidents

If you are in a motor vehicle accident in the course of your work, you may have a workers' compensation claim. After being injured in a car accident or elsewhere while working, contact our workers' compensation lawyers in Southern Illinois right away.

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The Southern Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Law Firm

For more than 70 years the nursing home negligence lawyers of Hassakis & Hassakis have been protecting victims of nursing home negligence and fighting to help victims of all personal injuries in Southern Illinois obtain the recovery they need to move forward in their lives. In the devastating event that you discover that a loved one is a victim of abuse or negligence, a nursing home negligence lawyer with Hassakis & Hassakis is ready to step in.

Call our office today at (618)-244-5335 or contact us online for a free consultation with a nursing home attorney to discuss your case. An experienced nursing home negligence lawyer with Hassakis & Hassakis in Southern Illinois is prepared to take action to help you keep your loved one safe and allow you and your family to recover in peace. Reach out to us right away to begin winning your case.

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