Nursing Homes

Preserving the Dignity of Your Loved Ones

Illinois Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers at Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C.

There simply is no excuse for neglecting or abusing elderly and disabled people. At the Belleville, Illinois law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C., we're prepared to alert and work with the proper authorities when nursing home abuse occurs. Our lawyers requisition records and logs, as well as subpoena employee files to uncover violations of protocols and negligence. Nursing homes are licensed and must meet certain state requirements to stay in operation. When abuse or neglect occurs, the last thing they want is to be shut down. That's why our attorneys are prepared to act immediately before incompetence is covered up.

If you have questions regarding the legal options available to you in a nursing home abuse case, contact the law office of Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. today. Representing clients throughout Missouri and Illinois, we are happy to travel to St. Louis, St. Charles, Rolla, Joplin, Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, Danville, or Libertyville. We offer free consultations and recover our fees as a percentage of any settlement awarded our clients.

Causes for Concern

Nursing homes have to abide by health, safety, and sanitation requirements. Indications that neglect or abuse might be occurring in a nursing home are things such as:

  • Bed sores
  • Dehydration
  • Loss of weight
  • Unsupervised walks
  • Over or under medication
  • Lost or disappearing items
  • Unexplained bruises or broken bones

Additionally, nursing homes that fail to perform adequate background checks on employees who later abuse or assault patients are also liable for their actions.

Protect the One You Love

If your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect, contact the law office of Illinois nursing home negligence lawyers Ripplinger & Zimmer L.L.C. immediately. Taking steps now can help ensure that evidence is not lost and the proper authorities can begin an investigation.

Representing clients throughout Illinois and Missouri, including St. Louis, Chicago, Decatur, Rolla, Effingham, and Columbia, we offer free consultations and are willing to drive to meet with clients.