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Elgin Nursing Home Abuse

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Nursing Home Abuse Attorney

It is sad but true…

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:

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.

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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