Effective Bridgeport Attorneys Fighting For Your Family
Bridgeport, Chicago, home of the Chicago White Sox, also boasts the Bridgeport Art Center and the Zhou B Art Center. The community’s diverse population of over 30,000 also includes thousands of vulnerable senior citizens. Other elderly Bridgeport natives have been forced to leave the community to reside in nursing homes in other parts of Greater Chicago.
If you suspect that your loved one may be a victim of nursing home abuse, job one is to make sure the abuse is halted immediately. After that, it becomes important to transfer your loved one to another facility should that become necessary, and to seek compensation for the damage that has already been done. Don’t let an abusive nursing home get away with abusing its patients.
Preparing Your Claim
Contacting administrative authorities may succeed in getting the abuse halted quickly. It will not, however, result in compensation for the abuse your loved one has already suffered. To make that happen, you are going to need to collect evidence, admissible in court, that can establish every element of your nursing home under the “preponderance of evidence” standard.
At Malman Law, the Numbers Speak for Themselves
Your loved one is entitled to full compensation for the abuse he or she suffered, and your claim might be worth more than you think. Compensation, of course, means cash – not persuasive arguments, not groundbreaking legal precedents. At Malman Law we understand this and we deliver.
- We have served over 20,000 clients, 95 percent of whom have won their claims
- Our clients have won over $200 million through our efforts
- 95 percent of our winning clients never see the inside of a courtroom – instead, their cases are settled out of court.
“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
Some of Our Other Areas of Personal Injury Practice
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) How is the value of a nursing home abuse claim calculated?
The practical value of a nursing home claim (how much you are likely to actually receive) is based on several factors, including:
- the extent of the harm done
- the measures that will have to be taken to reverse the harm
- the extent to which the harm done is permanent
- the amount of pain and suffering caused
2) My loved one is mentally incapable of prosecuting a nursing home abuse claim. Can I file a lawsuit on his behalf?
You can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit on your loved one’s behalf if:
- Your loved one granted you durable power of attorney before he/she became mentally incompetent, or
- A court appointed you as your loved one’s legal guardian.
3) Can I sue the nursing home even if my loved one has no written contract with them?
Yes, you can, because a nursing home abuse claim is based on basic human rights, not contractual arrangements. Your loved one doesn’t need a contract to enjoy the right to be free from abuse.
4) Are Illinois nursing homes liable for the acts of their employees?
Yes. Employees are considered agents of their employers – meaning that employers are almost always liable for wrongful acts or omissions committed by their on-duty employees. This is an important advantage, since a nursing home employee might lack the financial means to pay damages for a successful nursing home abuse claim.
Our Entire Representation is Free of Charge Unless You Win
Under Malman Law’s Zero Fee Guarantee, our fees are taken out of your eventual compensation after it arrives. If we don’t win compensation for you, you needn’t worry about our legal bill, because you won’t be receiving one. Since our fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation, we have every incentive to win as much as we possibly can for you.
Don’t Let Them Get Away With It. Contact The Skilled Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys In Bridgeport
It is likely that you will need the assistance of a lawyer to confirm whether your loved one’s malady arose from nursing home abuse. You will almost certainly need legal assistance to prove it. Call us immediately at (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or fill out our online contact form, for a free consultation. Even if you can’t come to us, we can come to you.