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.
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.
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Other Types of Cases We Handle
We frequently handle claims in the following areas:
- Vehicle accidents
- Worker’s Compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death claims
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.