Chicago’s Law Firm Awarded $5.5 Million Record Setting Verdict: One of The Largest Nursing Home Verdict in Illinois History

Friday, September 22, 2023

Chicago’s Law Firm Awarded $5.5 Million Record Setting Verdict: One of The Largest Nursing Home Verdict in Illinois History

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Malman Law proudly announces their legal team recently obtained one of Illinois’s largest jury verdicts for nursing home negligence. The case involved the death of a resident as a result of a nursing home’s neglect. At the end of the trial, the jury entered a verdict in favor of the Decedent’s surviving children and husband.

The law firm congratulates attorneys David Resis, Greg Lamorena, and Samantha Malman on obtaining the $5,500,000 verdict before the Honorable Judge Powell. Specifically, the jury awarded $1.5 million for pain and suffering, $3 million for the family’s grief and sorrow, and $1 million for the family’s loss of society. This is one of the largest financial recoveries stemming from Illinois nursing home abuse.

Case Overview

The nursing home attorneys of Malman Law represented the family of an 80-year-old nursing home resident in Illinois who passed away due to negligence. The resident required supplemental oxygen in order to breathe, which she received through an oxygen concentrator.

The power went out in this resident’s room only, and in turn, the oxygen concentrator turned off. As a result, the resident went approximately 20 minutes without supplemental oxygen. Her family reported the power issue to the facility several times, though the nursing home staff did nothing to rectify the issue or ensure she had the oxygen she needed.

After 20 minutes without supplemental oxygen, the resident tragically died. This death would have been preventable had the nursing home staff taken the proper steps to ensure the resident had the supplemental oxygen they knew she needed. They knew of the problem and neglected to resolve it, leading to the wrongful death.

Medical experts estimated that the resident had an additional life expectancy of around six months. The resident left behind a husband and five adult children who suffered due to the nature of the neglect and preventable loss of their loved one.

The defendant nursing home drug the family through five years of litigation and only admitted to liability and causation for the death of the resident one week prior to trial, which kept many of the egregious facts out of the courtroom. At trial, the defendant recommended that the jury award the family $350,000 to compensate the resident for her pain and suffering and to compensate the family for their loss.

Instead, the Malman Law team fought for higher compensation at trial, and the jury returned a verdict of $5.5 million in favor of the resident’s surviving family members. The firm considers this a significant win for not only this resident’s family but for all nursing home residents in Illinois.

Malman Law Represents the Rights of Injury and Wrongful Death Victims

Malman Law, widely regarded as one of Chicago’s most trusted injury law firms, has achieved an impressive track record of success, winning 95 percent of their cases. With a commitment to delivering justice for their clients, Malman Law employs a unique approach to personal injury representation, combining aggressive negotiation tactics with strategic and creative legal solutions. If a case cannot be resolved through negotiations, their formidable litigation team steps in, boasting a remarkable history of handling over 20,000 personal injury lawsuits and securing numerous multimillion-dollar resolutions on behalf of their clients.

The recent landmark verdict demonstrates the firm’s dedication to excellence in the personal injury field. The attorneys know what their clients deserve following a serious injury or tragic wrongful death, and they will fight at the negotiating table and in the courtroom whenever necessary. Malman Law will not stand for inadequate results in any type of personal injury or wrongful death matter.


Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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