Important First Steps In Any Nursing Home Negligence Case

Nursing Homes are licensed and governed by the State of Illinois through the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Illinois Department of Public Health maintains investigators who look into allegations of misconduct, abuse and negligence. These investigators not only help you get answers as to what happened to your loved one, but, as with any legitimate lawsuit, help make the nursing home in question a safer and more careful facility for others.

If you believe that your loved one was the victim of nursing home abuse Albukerk & Associates implores you to contact the Illinois Department of Public Health and make a complaint. Call 800-252-4343 or e-mail Dph.ccr@illinois.gov.

You should be prepared to explain:

  1. Why you think the facility committed negligence
  2. The full name of the patient
  3. The full name and location of the facility
  4. The dates of the negligence