Aggressive Nursing Home Negligence Attorneys Serving Victims in North Chicago
North Chicago is ground zero for some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the United States, including the Chicago Medical School and the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. The quality of its nursing homes, and the nursing homes of surrounding Lake County, however, is less clear. Unfortunately, about 30 percent of U.S. nursing homes have been cited for serious nursing home abuse at some point.
That is a real problem when you consider that over 100,000 people reside in nursing homes in Illinois. It is an immediate and personal problem when you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home. If this is happening, however, there are ways that you can fight back, stop the abuse, and secure just compensation for your loved one.
Nobody Messes With Our Clients
At Malman Law, we have been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury law for the past 23 years. That means that we have served over 20,000 personal injury victims, including a great many nursing home abuse victims. Don’t try to handle your claim on your own, and don’t trust justice to a lawyer who only dabbles in personal injury law. Call the professionals instead.
Your Claim Probably Won’t Go to Court
Although we can make no guarantees that your claim won’t go to trial – we rely on our track record to show that about 95 percent of our clients’ claims are resolved at the settlement table, not in a courtroom. And because we have such a successful track record of winning at trial, most nursing homes don’t want to go to trial against anyone represented by Malman Law. 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
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Below is a partial list of the kinds of personal injury claims we handle.
- Vehicle accidents
- Worker’s Compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death claims
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What kind of behavior typically triggers a nursing home abuse claim?
The most common grounds for nursing home abuse claims are:
- Breach of the patient care contract
- Negligent supervision leading to injury
- Negligent nursing care (evidenced by bedsores, for example)
- Negligent hiring of staff
- Improper maintenance of facilities
- Assaults by staff members
2) Which administrative agency is responsible for enforcing nursing home regulations?
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), a state agency, is charged with this duty. The IDPH:
- approves nursing home license applications,
- conducts yearly nursing home inspections,
- conducts unscheduled, random inspections, and
- helps nursing homes apply for Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement programs.
3) Is a nursing home liable if a resident is injured in a slip and fall accident?
Yes, if the accident can be traced to misconduct by a nursing home employee. Misconduct can include both an action and/or a failure to act (failure to clean up a spill or properly maintain a wheelchair, for example).
4) Can I sue the nursing home itself for negligence by its staff?
Yes. Under Illinois law, employers are responsible for the consequences of the on-duty wrongful behavior of their employees. Although you will also have a claim against the staff member, employees typically lack the financial resources to pay significant compensation.
5) My father was sexually abused by another resident. Do I have a claim against the nursing home?
You will have a claim if the incident can be traced to staff negligence (which is likely under most circumstances). You might claim that the nursing home was understaffed, for example, or that the facility failed to provide adequate security.
We Recover Compensation For You Or Our Services Are Free
At Malman Law, we have a proud history – we have won compensation for about 95 percent of our clients. With that kind of record, we can afford to offer you our Zero Fee Guarantee – if we don’t win, you won’t be charged a dime for our services. In any case, your legal bill won’t come due until your compensation arrives.
You Need to Act Quickly. Call the North Chicago Dedicated Law Firm of Malman Law Now.
When you suspect nursing home abuse in North Chicago, you need to act quickly to (1) confirm your suspicions, (2) stop the abuse, and (3) seek compensation. Fortunately, we can help with all three. Call us anytime 24/7 at 1-888-836-5975, or contact us online for a free initial consultation. If you can’t come to us, we can come to meet you.