Andersonville promotes itself as “a quaint neighborhood in the middle of a world-class city”,and this description couldn’t be more accurate. Events such as the Andersonville Farmer’s Market and Andersonville Arts Week attract visitors from all over Chicago and beyond. Andersonville’s 100,000 plus residents include thousands of elderly people, some of whom reside in nursing homes. It is never easy to send your loved one to a nursing home, but sometimes the needs of an elderly person simply cannot be met any other way. When something goes wrong, it can be shocking to discover that your loved one has been betrayed by the very institution charged with his or her welfare.
Preparing an effective nursing home abuse claim requires:
All of these activities require considerable skill and investigative resources. Having experienced and proven Andersonville Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers by your side will help you navigate this distressing time.
Historically, at Malman Law clients have won 95 percent of their claims. That doesn’t mean 95 out of 100 clients – it means 95 percent of over 20,000 clients, enough people to fill a sports arena. It all adds up to over $200 million in recovered compensation to date. Among these, only about five percent of our cases go to trial – the rest are settled out of court.
“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 experience spans just about any type of personal injury claim, including:
Nursing homes are regulated in this area at both the state and federal levels.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, nearly half of all nursing home residents say they have been abused, and 95 percent say they have either experienced neglect or seen another resident experience neglect. The residents with the best chance of restitution are the ones who are willing and able to stand up for their rights and those who have loved ones willing to stand up on their behalf.
The following types of damages are commonly awarded, depending on the facts of each individual case:
Under Illinois law, proving the violation of a safety regulation amounts to “prima facie evidence of negligence”. Normally, the burden of proof is on the plaintiff (you) when asserting abuse or negligence. But when a regulation is violated, the burden of proof shifts to the nursing home who must now prove that the violation did not amount to negligence. However, please keep in mind that even when negligence is found to have happened – you still have to prove that it caused the harm sustained by the victim. Call to discuss your case with our Andersonville Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys.
Because of our 95 percent victory rate, we can afford to offer you this guarantee – if we fail to win compensation for you our services will be completely free of charge. Even if we win, your bill won’t come due until your compensation arrives. What all of this adds up to is that it is essentially the opposing party who pays your legal fees, not you.
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