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Nursing Home Abuse in Berwyn, IL

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Driven Berwyn Lawyers Advocating For Your Nursing Home Abuse Victim

From Roosevelt Road to Pershing Road, and from Lombard Avenue to Harlem Avenue – Berwyn, Illinois, also known as the City of Homes, contains over 50,000 residents. About 6,000 of these residents are classified as senior citizens, some of whom reside in local nursing homes. And It is a distressing moment when you first suspect that your loved one may be the victim of abuse.

Conversely, it is an empowering moment when you realize that you can fight back. Nursing home abuse claims are often based on a violation of one of the many regulations that govern nursing homes. Formulating a nursing home abuse claim requires the ability to generate admissible evidence of a regulatory violation that an experienced nursing home lawyer can provide.

Malman Law by the Numbers

Superlatives such as “top-tier” and “world class” sound nice, but they tell you nothing of any substance about the law firm you are considering. In a nursing home abuse claim, success is measured in two ways – how quickly you are able to stop the abuse, and how much compensation you are able to win.

At Malman Law, the numbers tell our story far better than superlatives ever could.

  • 20,000 clients have received compensation for their injuries.
  • Over $200 million has been distributed to our clients over the years.
  • 95 percent of our clients receive compensation.
  • Only about five percent of our clients have to wait for a trial verdict – the other 95 percent receive private settlements.

A Testimonial From Our Client

“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G.

Types of Cases We Handle

We handle just about any type of personal injury claim, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) How long do I have a file a lawsuit?

In Illinois, you have until two years after the date of the injury or harm.  And in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit, you have two years after the date of death. These deadlines can be extended under certain circumstances (fraudulent concealment of abuse by the nursing home, for example).

2) What is the difference between a nursing home and an adult home or an assisted living facility?

Nursing homes provide:

  • health care,
  • medications, and
  • nurses.

An adult home or an assisted living facility provides assistance with basic daily activities such as bathing and dressing, but does not provide health care or nursing. Some facilities do not even provide medication.

3) Are there limits on how much I can recover from an Illinois nursing home in a lawsuit?

As stated above, no punitive damages are available in nursing home wrongful death lawsuits. Other than that, there are no formal limitations on how much you can receive, as long as the amount is reasonable in light of the evidence.

4)  Who are the potential defendants in a nursing home lawsuit?

The following parties can be held liable:

  • Administrators
  • Personnel
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician aids
  • Other medical providers.

The nursing home itself can be held liable for negligence committed by its employees. Physicians, however, are usually not employees of the nursing home and must be sued separately.

5) Do nursing homes have written policies and procedures?

Yes. Every nursing home is required by law to issue and abide by written policies and procedures. Nursing home residents have the right to view them and to designate someone else to view them. Violation of policies and procedures can lay the groundwork for a nursing home abuse claim.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

When you win 95 percent of your cases like we do, you’re big enough to bend a little. Our Zero Fee Guarantee means you won’t owe us a penny until we win your case and the money actually arrives. Even then, since our fees are calculated as a percentage of your recovery, you’re guaranteed to come out ahead. In the unlikely event that your compensation should turn out to be zero, then our fees will be zero as well.

It’s Time to Draw a Line in the Sand. Call Berwyn’s Talented Nursing Home Lawyers

Nobody likes to even think about despicable behavior like nursing home abuse. The longer you wait to take action, however, the longer the abuse will go on and the more difficult it will be to obtain compensation. If your loved one resides in Berwyn or elsewhere in Greater Chicago, call us today at (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or fill out our online contact form.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

Client Review

  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
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    20,000+ Cases over 25 Years
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    Over $200,000,000 Collected
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