Chicago Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer
Nursing Home Lawyer in Chicago, IL
Sadly, nursing home neglect and assisted living abuse is a disturbing reality that cannot be denied. Although nursing homes are supposed to provide a safe haven for seniors and the disabled, staffed by caring and professional caregivers, regrettably, that is often not the case. As people live longer, and the number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities increases, the number of cases of nursing home neglect, assisted living abuse, and retirement home negligence grows exponentially.
Abuse in nursing homes is disturbing and, in some cases, downright disgusting. Since 1994, as a nursing home lawyer in Chicago, IL, Steven J. Malman has seen it all. Based on our experience, we can identify warning signs of abuse and neglect, help with improvements in the care, and acquire the deserved compensation for injuries, medical costs and suffering related to neglect or abuse. Nursing home abuse and negligence can come in many forms including:
- Poor nutrition & poor hygiene
- Medication and Medication Administration Mistakes
- Clogged breathing tubes
- Unexplainable bruises, falls & fractures
- Serious, life-threatening injuries
- Sexual harassment & assault
- Verbal abuse
- Unreasonable restraints
The good news: Under the Nursing Home Care Act of Illinois, you have a broad range of rights about how you should be treated in a nursing home in Chicago, IL. Under this law, you do not have to prove medical malpractice; you only have to prove that the nursing home did not provide proper treatment or that the treatment provided was unreasonable, negligent, or injurious to the person’s health.
Don’t let this abuse or neglect go unaddressed. If you, a family member or a loved one has been subjected to nursing home abuse, retirement living negligence, or assisted living abuse, Malman Law can help you fight for your rights.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation at 1-888-625-6265.