Cicero’s Knowledgeable Attorneys For Nursing Home Abuse Victims
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.
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.
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.
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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
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 Cicero’s Qualified Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys. 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. If you can’t come to our office we can visit you, wherever you might be.