Chicago, IL Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
When you make the decision to move into a nursing home, you expect to be treated with dignity and respect, and to receive the professional care you need to live a happy and comfortable life. Nursing homes exist to help those who cannot help themselves, and nurses and other professional staff members in nursing homes are required to provide timely and appropriate care to their residents.
Unfortunately, as the numbers of nursing homes and nursing home residents continue to rise, so too does the number of instances of nursing home neglect and abuse. Nursing home abuse and neglect can take many forms, and nursing home residents and family members who suspect neglect or abuse need to act quickly to prevent further wrongdoing. If you do nothing, the situation is likely to only get worse. At Malman Law, we can help you identify signs of abuse and neglect, help you seek medical attention and find a safer nursing home, and pursue compensation on your behalf for your medical expenses, suffering, and other damages.
We Help Victims of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse throughout Illinois
Attorney Steven J. Malman has over two decades of experience helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect improve their lives and obtain full financial recoveries for their injuries and losses. Since founding Malman Law in 1994, he has recovered millions of dollars for his clients who have suffered broken bones, dehydration and malnutrition, sexual abuse, and other serious, life-threatening injuries. The experienced legal team at Malman Law is available to provide assistance to victims of all forms of nursing home neglect and abuse, including:
Physical Injuries Resulting from Nursing Home Negligence
Many nursing home residents require assistance getting out of bed, going to the bathroom, and performing other daily activities. Other individuals are more mobile, but still need safe facilities and access to experienced and professional support. Sadly, many nursing homes fail to provide even these basic services – often resulting in:
Illnesses and Medical Conditions Caused by Nursing Home Neglect
In addition to physical injuries, inadequate nursing home care often leads to other life-altering and potentially life-threatening illnesses and medical conditions as well. We have experience representing elderly clients and their families in cases involving:
Common Examples of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
These and other illnesses and injuries can result from a wide range of inadequate and inappropriate care. At Malman Law, we regularly represent clients in cases involving all forms of negligence and abuse, including:
- Clogged Breathing Tubes
- Financial Exploitation
- Medication Errors
- Sexual Harassment
- Staff Administration Failure
- Verbal Belittling
- Wrongful and Inappropriate Care
Fortunately for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, the law is on your side. Under the Nursing Home Care Act of Illinois, you have important rights designed to help protect you from the effects of negligent and abusive care. Due to the abhorrent nature of nursing home neglect and the life-altering affects it can have on elderly residents and their families, this law provides special protections not available to victims of other forms of medical mistreatment.
Passionate Representation for Victims and their Families
At Malman Law, we are passionate about helping victims of nursing home abuse and neglect. These heinous acts should not go unpunished, and you deserve to be compensated for what you have endured. In addition to a team of attorneys and professional staff with decades of experience providing compassionate client service, Malman Law also employs a full-time Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience working in Chicagoland nursing homes. Our Registered Nurse is intimately involved in all of our nursing home cases to help ensure that our clients receive both the medical treatment and the justice they deserve.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Malman Law Today
If you have received inadequate care or been treated inappropriately in a nursing home, or if you suspect that an elderly family member may be a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, we encourage you to contact us right away. We can help you, but only if you give us a call.
Our consultations are free and 100% confidential, and if you have difficulty traveling we will gladly come to you. To speak with one of our attorneys about your situation, call (888) 625-6265 or contact us online today.