The Village of Addison sits next to Salt Creek in DuPage County, Illinois. Its residents include over 3,000 senior citizens, and quite a number of these elders reside in local or nearby nursing homes. It is always heartbreaking to realize that your loved one may be suffering abuse at the hands of those to whom you have entrusted their welfare.
The priorities in a typical nursing home abuse case are
(i) confirming that abuse has actually occurred
(ii) making sure any abuse is halted immediately
(iii) gathering evidence to support a civil claim against the nursing home
(iii) opening settlement negotiations
(iv) filing a lawsuit if the nursing home balks at settlement, and
(v) proceeding to trial (a last resort if the nursing home refuses to settle)
Once you graduate law school and pass the bar exam, it’s easy to become a personal injury lawyer – just rent an office and hang up a shingle. Likewise, it’s easy for a lawyer practicing in another field of law – Mergers and Acquisitions, for example, to “dabble” in personal injury law. When your loved one’s well-being is at stake, however, you can’t afford to take a chance on such lawyers.
At Malman Law, obtaining justice for injured victims is not just a job, it’s our mission. Over the decades we have obtained compensation for over 20,000 clients, adding up to over $200 million in verdicts and settlements. Well over 90 percent of these awards have been private settlements, not trial verdicts. What does that mean to you? It means that you will likely never have to step into a courtroom.
“If anyone has a problem and is in need of help call Malman Law. At Malman Law you are not just a client, you are part of the family.” – Donyell G.
Our attorneys can handle just about any type of personal injury claim, including:
Although Illinois does allow punitive damages, they are available only for outrageous conduct. Even then, the amount is limited to costs and attorney’s fees. Moreover, punitive damages are not available in wrongful death nursing home abuse cases. Nevertheless – you may still be eligible for ordinary compensatory damages. It is important you contact and experienced and knowledgeable Addison Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys that understand this area of the law and have proven success.
Nursing home abuse is active and intentional abuse. Nursing home neglect is a negligent or careless failure to properly care for your loved one, resulting in:
The distinction between abuse and neglect is not sharp – and either way, your loved one is entitled to damages.
If your loved one’s nursing home accepts Medicare/Medicaid (most nursing homes do), you can look up its rating on the Medicare website by name. You can also look up the ratings of nearby nursing homes that might be superior.
You have four main option to choose from, depending on the circumstances. .
You can pursue more than one of these options at the same time if circumstances allow.
95 percent of our clients go home with compensation in their pocket. Because our batting average is so high, we can afford to offer you this guarantee – in the unlikely event that you go home empty-handed – you will not receive a bill from us. We only accept fees from clients whose cases we win, and even then your bill will not come due until your money arrives.
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