Savvy Elgin Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers, Ready To Help Your Loved One
It is never an easy decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, but it is the right move to make when family members simply cannot provide the needed care. However, the act of placing your loved one in a nursing home places both of you in the vulnerable position of entrusting their care to virtual strangers. If you believe your loved one suffered abuse, don’t delay call our Elgin Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers to talk over your concerns.
A Decisive Response is Critical
It is tragic when nursing home administration or a rogue staff member betrays the immense trust you are forced to place in a nursing home. Once you suspect nursing home abuse, however, three things need to happen.
(i) you need to confirm that abuse has taken place
(ii) the abuse must be stopped immediately
(iii) you must secure just compensation for your loved one
Why “95” is Your Lucky Number
Here at Malman Law, the number 95 has a double meaning, and both are encouraging. 95 is the percentage of our clients’ cases that we win (and by “win”, we mean bringing home a cash settlement or verdict). 95 is also the percentage of our winning cases that are resolved through out-of-court settlements rather than having to go to trial.
A Word from One of Our Clients
“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 Elgin, IL
Elgin, Illinois, is called the City in the Suburbs – and spans parts of Cook and Kane counties along the Fox River. Elgin’s nursing homes house some of the city’s nearly 20,000 senior citizens, while many more former Elgin residents live in nursing homes elsewhere in Greater Chicago. Although most of the staff at these institutions are competent and dedicated, some are not.
Other Types of Claims We Handle
Our firm handles just about any type of personal injury claim, including:
- 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 most nursing home abuse claims based on?
The most common grounds for nursing home abuse claims are:
- Negligent supervision
- Negligent care (resulting in frequent bedsores, for example)
- Negligent hiring of staff
- Negligent retention of staff
- Negligent maintenance of facilities and equipment
- Assault and battery by staff
- Breach of contract
2) Which state agency supervises nursing homes?
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is responsible for enforcing nursing home statutes and regulations. The IDPH:
- licenses all Illinois nursing homes
- conducts annual inspections
- conducts spot inspections if misconduct is suspected
- helps nursing homes obtain and maintain eligibility for federal Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement programs
3) Can I file a claim against the nursing home for a slip and fall accident suffered by my loved one?
Yes. To win, you will have to prove some type of negligence on the part of the nursing home. For example, the accident must have been avoidable and the nursing home must have negligently failed to avoid it.
4) Can I raise a claim if my father was harmed because the nursing home staff failed to properly medicate him?
Yes. Like any other employer, nursing homes are responsible for the wrongful behavior of their staff. If the staff member’s actions were wrongful, you might have a claim against both the nursing home and the staff member.
5) My father was abused by another nursing home resident. Do I have a claim?
You have a claim if the abuse can be traced to staff negligence, which it likely can be. Understaffing and inadequate security are both possible grounds for a nursing home abuse claim.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
Because we win so consistently, we can afford to offer you this guarantee – if we don’t win your case, you will owe us nothing for our entire representation. This isn’t a money back guarantee, because you will never pay a cent until and unless we win your case. More than anything else, it means that it’s the strength of your claim, not the size of your wallet, that matters most to us.
Start Fighting Back Today; Contact Established Elgin Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you suspect that your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse anywhere in Greater Chicago, call Malman Law 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 with our Elgin Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.