No one likes to think about it but sadly, quite a number of clients come to us complaining about one of the harsher realities of life – nursing home abuse. Among all the different types of personal injury claims, nursing home abuse is the one that distresses us the most. Once abuse is confirmed, it is time to spring into action to immediately halt the abuse and aggressively pursue compensation. You need understanding and proven Lakeview Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers by your side to help you.
Nursing homes are extensively regulated by both the federal government and the Illinois state government. Discovering a regulatory violation and tying that violation to the harm done to your loved one is one of the most effective ways of winning a nursing home abuse claim. At Malman Law, our nursing home abuse attorneys are intimately familiar with these regulations.
Is it better to sue or to settle out of court? Our general answer is that in many cases it pays to do both – start off with a settlement demand, then file a lawsuit if the other side fails to cooperate. Ultimately, only the ability to win in court will convince a nursing home or insurer that it is best to settle. Even when a lawsuit is filed, a settlement is usually reached before trial. Discuss your case with our knowledgable Lakeview Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Malman Law.
Lakeview is the second-largest of Chicago’s 77 community areas, and it enjoys the singular honor of hosting Chicago’s beloved Wrigley Field. Over the last two and a half decades we have served a multitude of Lakeview personal injury clients from Sheridan Station Corridor, Boystown, Northhalsted, Southport Corridor, Wrigleyville and Wrigley Plaza, among others.
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
Following are a few of the types of personal injury cases we take.
The most common forms of nursing home abuse are:
You need legal authority to file a lawsuit on behalf of another adult. There are two ways to do this.
Contact our Lakeview Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers to discuss your questions.
In Illinois, you have two years after the date of the harm to file a personal injury lawsuit; and two years after the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These deadlines can occasionally be extended for good cause (if the nursing home concealed the real cause of your loved one’s death, for example).
No, although it might make enforcing certain types of purely monetary claims more problematic. Nursing home abuse claims, by contrast, are based on principles of basic human rights, not contractual obligations. In other words, your loved one doesn’t need a contract clause in order to enjoy the right to be free from abuse.
At Malman Law, our batting average is .950. That means that, historically, we have brought home monetary compensation for 95 percent of our clients. With that kind of track record, we don’t need to bill by the hour. Instead, our fees are calculated as a percentage of your compensation. Since any percentage of zero is zero, you will owe us nothing unless you win.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim