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Nursing Home Abuse in Edgewater, Chicago

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Skilled Lawyers in Edgewater, Fighting For Your Family

From Devon Avenue to Foster Avenue, and from Ravenswood Avenue to the shores of Lake Michigan, Edgewater is never far from – well, the edge of the water! Lincoln Park is never far away either. Among Edgewater’s 50,000 plus residents, over 6,000 qualify as senior citizens, some of whom reside in the nursing homes that dot the general vicinity.

Virtually no one relishes the prospect of placing their elderly loved one in a nursing home; sometimes, however, there is no other choice. When that happens, you are trusting the nursing home with the care, well-being, and even the life of your loved one. It is an atrocity when the institution betrays both you and your loved one by committing or allowing nursing home abuse.

Distinguishing Abuse from Unavoidable Health Problems

Of course, health problems are common among the elderly, and the harm that has come to your loved one may or may not be the result of nursing home abuse. You are likely to need the assistance of an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer to detect the presence of abuse and to tie it to specific acts or omissions by the nursing home.

Unsurpassed Experience

In over two decades of practicing personal injury law, we have won compensation for over 20,000 personal injury clients – enough people to populate a small town. Our clients have walked away with a grand total of over $200,000,000 (and counting), including quite a number of multimillion dollar judgements. Historically, 95 percent of our clients have received compensation through our efforts.

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

Other Types of Cases We Handle

We frequently handle claims in the following areas:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What are some of the rights that nursing home residents enjoy?

State and federal law have codified the rights of nursing home residents, and they are too numerous to list here. However, some of the most important rights are listed below.

  • The right to dignity and respect
  • The right to refuse medical treatment
  • The right to see their own physician
  • The right to manage their own finances or choose someone else to do so on their behalf
  • The right to live as independently as their health permits

2) What regulations govern nursing homes in Illinois?

The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act governs the conduct of Illinois nursing homes. Additionally, federal nursing home regulations apply to nursing homes that accept Medicare or Medicaid, and federal law controls if there is a conflict with state regulations. Violation of a nursing home regulation can be used to raise a presumption of negligence.

3) How can I discover if my loved one is not being properly medicated?

If you suspect that your loved one is being improperly medicated, take the following steps:

  • Demand a copy of your loved one’s medical records
  • Speak with the nursing home administration
  • Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer

4) How can understaffing result in nursing home abuse?

Nursing home neglect is a form of abuse, and neglect is the most common consequence of understaffing. Bedsores, for example, are a classic sign of neglect. Understaffing is most common in private, for-profit nursing homes, some of which are more interested in profit than in patient well-being.

Our Bill Doesn’t Come Due Until You Win Your Case

At Malman Law, feel free to contact us even with empty pockets. We charge no upfront fees, and our legal fees are taken out as a percentage of your eventual recovery. Essentially, it is the other side that pays your legal bills, not you. And in the unlikely event that you don’t receive compensation, you will never receive a bill from us. That’s our Zero Fee Guarantee.

You Can Fight Back. Connect With A Knowledgeable Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer in Edgewater

If you suspect that your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse, call us at (312) 629-0099 or toll-free at 1-888-625-6265. Alternatively, simply fill out our online contact form for a free case evaluation. We can come to you if you can’t come to us.

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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