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Cicero Nursing Home Abuse

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Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Knowledgeable Cicero Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

When you place your loved one in a nursing home, you are placing a tremendous amount of trust in the employees of that facility. Your loved one’s happiness, health and even life are to a great extent dependent on the quality of care provided by the nursing home. A breach of this trust through nursing home abuse is an atrocity that screams out for justice. Our caring and committed Cicero Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys will fight for justice.

Identifying Abuse

Tying the harm your loved one suffered to specific acts of abuse (or negligent failure to act) is the job of a legal professional. Nursing homes are highly regulated at both the state and federal level, and a violation of a nursing home regulation can lay the groundwork for a successful compensation claim. It can also stop the abuse dead in its tracks.

At Malman Law, We Don’t Auction Off Justice to the Highest Bidder

We don’t think that justice should be available only to wealthy people – and at Malman Law it isn’t. It doesn’t matter to us whether you are wealthy or penniless – what matters is the strength of your claim. We won’t send you a bill until your money actually arrives. And if we fail to win compensation for you, you will never receive a bill. We either win together – or we lose together.

Client Testimonial

“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

More About Cicero, IL

Cicero, Illinois was formed when the neighborhoods of Grant Works, Hawthorne, Warren Park, Drezel, Clyde, Morton Park, Boulevard Manor, and Parkholme grew together. Although only about six percent of Cicero’s 80,000 plus residents count as senior citizens, many Cicero natives reside in nursing homes throughout Greater Chicago.

Other Types of Claims We Handle

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What statutes and regulations govern Illinois nursing homes?

Under state law, the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act applies to all state-licensed nursing homes, and federal regulations apply if the institution participates in the Medicare/Medicaid program. Although violation of a statute or regulation is not absolute proof of nursing home abuse, it is very persuasive.

2) What are the different types of nursing home abuse?

The five most common forms of nursing home abuse are:

  • Physical abuse, including “chemical restraints” (unnecessary drugs)
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Neglect, including failure to guard against or prevent any of the foregoing forms of abuse by visitors or other patients

It is important that you hire experienced and compassionate Cicero Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys. Experienced; so they are well-versed and proven in the area of nursing home abuse, Compassionate; so they can understand how you feel, what you are going through and can be by your side through the process.

3) What kinds of damages are available in a nursing home abuse wrongful death lawsuit?

Depending on the circumstances, the following types of damages might be awarded:

  • Medical expenses for your loved one’s final illness
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Pain and suffering (by your loved one)
  • Lost future earnings (typically zero for a nursing home resident)
  • Loss of love and emotional support (by family members)
  • Loss of services such as child care, household chores, etc. (typically zero for a nursing home resident)

4) What is “negligence per se” under Illinois law, and how does this concept relate to nursing home abuse?

The negligence per se principle allows you to establish a presumption of negligence (prima facie evidence of negligence) by proving that the defendant violated a safety statute or regulation. The defendant can try to counter this presumption of negligence with evidence that the violation wasn’t serious enough to amount to negligence. Once you prove negligence, you still have to prove that the negligence actually caused the injury or harm.

95 is the Magic Number

95 is a magic number here at Malman Law, and there is a good reason for that. Two good reasons, as a matter of fact.

  • 95 is the percentage of our clients who win compensation through our efforts.
  • 95 is also the percentage of our winning clients who receive private settlements without ever having to walk into a courtroom.

Call Qualified Cicero Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers. Take Decisive Action Immediately.

If you fear that your loved one might be a victim of nursing home abuse anywhere in Greater Chicago, pick up the phone today and call Malman Law at (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or fill out our online contact form for a free case consultation with our Cicero Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys. If you can’t come to our office we can visit you, wherever you might be.

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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