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Nursing homes are expected to provide for the individual needs of each resident, and that includes providing meals that adhere to them. Certain residents may require a specified diet that helps alleviate health problems and doesn’t agitate conditions. If a nursing home caregiver is aware of the meal requirements of a resident and fails to meet them out of negligence, nursing home negligence lawyers can help residents recover compensation if the caregivers’ actions resulted in injury.

Filing a Negligence Lawsuit

If a resident requires a unique diet, either the resident or his or her family should inform caregivers and administrators. If nursing homes fail to provide the meal, causing preventative injury such as allergic reactions or gastrointestinal problems, this counts as nursing home negligence. Nursing home attorneys can help victims by determining both the value of the injuries as well as whether or not the injuries were caused by negligence.

If caregivers are found to be negligent in their actions, the nursing home may be held liable for any medical expenses as well as any additional physical and emotional distress caused by injuries.

Making Changes to Nursing Facilities

Along with recovering compensation for victims of negligence, successful lawsuits can bring attention to nursing homes, calling for reform. Nursing homes are rated by Medicare on a scale ranging from “much below average” to “much above average”, and the ratings are made public online for anyone to view. Homes with negligent staff will often have all past deficiencies listed on Medicare’s website, meaning that when a facility is sued for negligence it’s usually much less likely to reoccur.

Victims of nursing staff negligence and their families can seek legal representation with nursing home attorneys, helping ease their pain and pushing for optimal nursing home conditions.

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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.

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  • 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.

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