Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Urge Vigilance of Nursing Home Care

On Tuesday February 22nd, 78 year old William Spears took himself and his walker for a stroll around 11:00 pm. He left through the front doors of the Emeritus Senior Living Facility in Mount Prospect, Illinois, and no one said or did a thing. Shortly after, Spears was struck by an SUV traveling east down Euclid Avenue. He was rushed to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where, thanks to nursing home abuse by neglect, he was pronounced dead at 11:27pm.

Before he was a struck, a Ford Escape traveling west down Euclid Avenue saw him walking and stopped. The driver and the passengers got out of the car and tried to offer Spears help, which he refused. The Audi SUV that struck him also struck the Ford Escape, but fortunately, none of the passengers were hurt.

How Does a Man Wander Into the Street Without Anyone Noticing?

new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers urge vigilanceSpears was able to leave this facility with his walker late at night, without any nursing home staff doing as much as asking him where he was going.
Where were the staff members when Spears wandered out to his death that cold Tuesday night? Why wasn’t there anyone at the front door? How can a man go missing and no one even notice?
It’s this kind of negligence that leads to injury and death of nursing home patients, and something must be done to make nursing homes and long term care facilities safer places to live.

There comes a time when our loved ones become ill and we can no longer provide the care they need. But if we can’t trust the nursing homes and rehab centers that we are supposed to send them to, what can we do? As family members, our only option is to research the facilities we are considering, and be vigilant when it comes to the care they are providing. Once your loved one is a resident, visit often, ask lots of questions, and listen to your loved one’s complaints. If no one else is going to regulate the industry, then we have to do it on our own.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your loved one is a resident at a nursing home or long term care facility, and you are worried that they care they are receiving is abusive, negligent, or inadequate, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
The nursing home abuse lawyers at the Mininno Law Office are skilled and experienced in earning full and fair compensation for victims.

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