Dedicated Attorneys in Aurora Ready to Help Your Nursing Home Abuse Victim
Aurora‘s population of about 200,000 makes it the second-largest city in Illinois, trailing only Chicago. Encompassing parts of both Kane County and DuPage County, Aurora is a river town. Whether you live on the West Side, the East Side or the Far East Side, you’re never far from the Fox River in Aurora.
Over 20,000 Aurora citizens are senior citizens, some of whom reside in nursing homes. Others have moved from Aurora to nursing homes elsewhere in Greater Chicago. When it becomes impossible to care for your loved one at home, it can become necessary to entrust their care to strangers. Sometimes, unfortunately, this opens to door to nursing home abuse.
How Malman Law Can Help
At Malman Law, we find few acts more despicable than the abuse or neglect of the elderly. When this abuse occurs in a for-profit institution that cares for its own economic interests more diligently than it cares for its residents, it can’t help but anger us. Well-controlled anger, however, can be an empowering emotion, and we can use it to help you fight for justice.
To effectively pursue a nursing home abuse claim, you need:
- a firm command of nursing home regulations
- an understanding of medical malpractice law
- the ability to effectively investigate a nursing home abuse claim
- the ability to generate admissible evidence to support a claim
Our experienced nursing home abuse lawyers possess all of these attributes, and stand ready and able to put these skills to work for you.
$200 Million Recovered for Our Clients (and Counting…)
We have been practicing personal injury law for nearly a quarter of a century now – and that is our only area of practice. The results of this laser focus have been remarkable:
- 20,000 winning clients
- A 95 percent victory rate
- $200 million in recovered compensation
- A 95 percent settlement rate (only five percent of our clients go to trial)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What are some of the signs of nursing home abuse?
Some of the most common signs of nursing home abuse are:
- Unexplained weight loss
- Bruises and welts
- Any kind of unexplained bodily injury
- Depression or fearfulness
- Unresponsiveness or irritability
- Abrasions on the wrists or ankles (due to the use of restraints)
- Soiled bedsheets
- Torn clothing
Of course, the presence of any of these symptoms does not automatically imply nursing home abuse. However, you’d be wise to treat them as red flags that call for further investigation.
2) Can a nursing home resident change institutions at will?
Yes – in fact, federal law guarantees nursing home residents the right to change institutions. Of course, if your loved one is not mentally competent enough to make this decision, close family members should make the decision instead.
3) Can a nursing home restrict visitors?
The general rule is that a nursing home may not restrict visitors. However, there are two exceptions.
- A doctor may restrict visitation from a particular person for the sake of the resident’s health.
- A nursing home administrator may restrict visitation for the health or safety of any resident.
And a legal guardian may make visitation decisions on behalf of the resident.
4) Can I pursue a nursing home abuse lawsuit if my loved one died as a result of the abuse?
Yes. You may pursue a claim under Illinois wrongful death law if:
- You have been named the executor or the personal representative of your loved one’s estate in your loved one’s will, or
- You have been named personal representative of your loved one’s estate by a court, if your loved one died without a will.
If You Don’t Win, You Won’t Owe Us a Dime
We exist to obtain justice for personal injury victims, including nursing home abuse victims. You needn’t worry about receiving an unaffordable bill for legal services. Our fees are taken as a percentage of your compensation – so it is ultimately the defendant who pays our fees, not you. And if you receive nothing, you will owe us nothing.
Contact Aurora Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Now — Decisive Action Can Make All the Difference
Once you suspect nursing home abuse, it is time to spring into action to stop the abuse and pursue full compensation for the damage already done. If your loved one resides in a nursing home in Greater Chicago, set up a free case consultation with us by calling (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or by filling out our online contact form.