Determined Attorneys Serving Nursing Home Negligence Victims in Lawndale
Since 1994, we have served over 20,000 personal injury clients. Many of these clients hail from Lawndale, whether North Lawndale or South Lawndale – particularly in the K-Town, 26th Street, and Piotrowski Park areas. Some of these clients have come to us with distressing stories of nursing home abuse that are absolutely infuriating.
America has a nursing home problem – about 30 percent of all nursing homes have been cited for serious abuse. One of the main reasons for this depressing statistic is understaffing. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that half of all nursing homes suffer from staff shortages. Often, the underlying motive for this shortage is profit, at least for private nursing homes.
You Might Not Be Sure Whether You Have a Claim
If your loved one has become irritable or depressed, was it caused by nursing home abuse? What if your loved one fell and broke her hip? Are bedsores decisive evidence of abuse? At Malman Law, we can help you determine whether you have a claim, and if you do, we can help you trace the harm done to your loved one to misconduct by the nursing home.
We Make It Happen For Our Clients Every Day
Our response to a confirmed nursing home abuse claim is, quite frankly, outrage. We have seen it too many times to take it lightly. Instead, it makes us want to fight until justice has been served. Our past performance proves decisively that when we say “fight” – we mean “win.”
- 95 percent of our clients walk away with compensation
- 95 percent of our winning clients receive out-of-court settlements
- We have won an aggregate total of more than $200,000,000 for our clients
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
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Following are a few of the kinds of personal injury cases that we handle. Keep in mind that this is an incomplete list.
- Vehicle accidents
- Worker’s Compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death claims
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) How can I find out if my loved one’s nursing home has a good reputation?
If your loved one’s nursing home accepts Medicare or Medicaid, you can find its quality rating on the federal Medicare website. You can use the search function to find a particular nursing home, or all nursing homes in a particular location.
2) How do I file an administrative complaint against a nursing home? What is the effect of such a complaint?
Call the Nursing Home Abuse Hotline (800-252-4343) maintained by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). In response to your complaint, it is up to the IDPH to decide whether or not to launch an investigation. The IDPH has the authority to fine, sanction, or even close a nursing home that violates either state or federal rules or regulations.
3) What are my legal options if I suspect abuse?
Depending on the circumstances, you may have four options, and if circumstances warrant you can pursue all four at the same time.
- File an administrative complaint (this may trigger an investigation that can uncover evidence).
- Gather evidence and demand compensation directly from the nursing home.
- Gather evidence and file a nursing home abuse lawsuit for damages.
- File a criminal complaint.
4) What factors determine how much money I should ask for?
The following factors are critical.
- The seriousness of the harm done
- The difficulty of reversing the harm
- Whether the harm done is permanent
- How much suffering was endured by the victim
There’s No Such Thing as Being Too Broke to Afford Us
You have no doubt heard that lawyers are expensive, and that is not entirely false. However, the way we’ve set up our fee structure means that it is essentially the defendant who pays your legal fees, not you. If we win compensation for you, our legal bill will come due once your money arrives. If we don’t win compensation for you, you will owe us a grand total of precisely $0.00.
Time is of the Essence – Contact a Lawndale Qualified Lawyer Today
If your suspicions are correct, every day that goes by is another day that your loved one is suffering abuse. Meanwhile, evidence tends to grow stale over time. Act now by calling us anytime, 24/7, at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online for a free initial consultation. If you cannot come to us, we can come to meet you.