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Joliet Nursing Home Abuse

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Nursing Home Injuries

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Proven Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys – Serving Victims of Neglect and Abuse

Nursing home abuse is the sort of personal injury claim that angers us the most.  Anger can helpful if it stimulates us into taking action to assist our client to fight back. Contact our compassionate and winning Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at Malman Law.

A Tradition of Excellence

At Malman Law, we believe that our track record speaks for itself.

  • 20,000 successful clients since 1994
  • A 95 percent success rate
  • Over $200,000,000 in compensation collected for our clients

Unlike many lawyers who run “jack of all trades” practices, we practice only one activity – seeking compensation for victims of personal injury.

Nursing homes are concerned about their reputations, and fight hard to avoid liability. Insurance companies aren’t any better, because their profits come from denying or minimizing claims. Fortunately, our Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys have been negotiating nursing home abuse claims for decades now, and we know just how to handle these people. Let us do the negotiating for you.

A Word from a Satisfied Client

Nursing home abuse and neglect

Steve and Kelly were great! The entire process moved much faster than we thought it would. We received a nice size settlement.

I would highly recommend Malman Law!

– Susan January 16, 2015

About Joliet, Illinois

Joliet, Illinois, straddling Kendall and Will counties, sits close enough to Chicago for an easy day trip, but far enough away to avoid many of its urban ills. Over the past two decades quite a number of our personal injury clients have called Joliet home – especially in the neighborhoods of Riverside, Big Timber, Emerald Lawns, and Brighton Lakes.

While the majority of our Joliet clients came to us after suffering common but tragic personal injuries from motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and the like – some of them told us far darker tales. This would involve stories of abuse of their loved ones at the hands of the very people entrusted with their care in their declining years. And we feel anger every time it happens.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Following are a few of the kinds of cases that we handle. Keep in mind that this is only a partial list.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Can a nursing home be held liable for the wrongful acts of their employees?

Yes. In Illinois, as elsewhere in the United States, employees are considered the agents of their employers, and employers can be held liable for employee negligence under the legal principle of respondeat superior. What this means in practice is that you can file your claim against the nursing home instead of an employee who probably lacks the means to pay a sizeable judgment.

2) Is there a damages cap on compensation for a nursing home abuse claim?

In Illinois, punitive damages are limited in nursing home abuse. No punitive damages can be awarded for a wrongful death claim against a nursing home, and punitive damages are strictly limited for personal injury claims. There is no formal cap on compensatory damages.

3) What kinds of damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit based on nursing home abuse?

Illinois courts enjoy wide discretion to award damages in wrongful death actions based on whatever amount the court considers fair and just. A court can, for example, award damages for:

  • Emotional trauma, to the surviving spouse and next of kin
  • Loss of care and companionship, to the surviving spouse and next of kin
  • Funeral and burial expense reimbursement, to the deceased victim’s probate estate
  • Other amounts, depending on the circumstances

4) My loved one is incompetent and cannot pursue a nursing home abuse claim. Can I pursue the claim on her behalf?

You can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit for your loved one if:

  • she granted you durable power of attorney before he/she became incompetent (the power of attorney must be “durable”), or
  • a court appointed you her legal guardian.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

At Malman Law, we don’t bill our clients by the hour. Our fee system is structured so that, in effect, it is the defendant who pays our fees. We charge you nothing up front, and our bill doesn’t come due until your compensation check arrives. The amount you pay is calculated as a percentage of the amount you recover. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you will owe us nothing.

Act Without Delay to Protect Your Loved One; Contact our Skilled Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys

Acting quickly to pursue your nursing home abuse claim can help put a stop to the abuse of your loved one, and it can hasten the day that he or she receives just compensation. Call us anytime 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. If you cannot make it to our office, our Joliet Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers can come to meet 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

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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