From Roosevelt Road to Pershing Road, and from Lombard Avenue to Harlem Avenue – Berwyn, Illinois, also known as the City of Homes, contains over 50,000 residents. About 6,000 of these residents are classified as senior citizens, some of whom reside in local nursing homes. And It is a distressing moment when you first suspect that your loved one may be the victim of abuse. Conversely, it is an empowering moment when you realize that you can fight back. Nursing home abuse claims are often based on a violation of one of the many regulations that govern nursing homes. Formulating a nursing home abuse claim requires the ability to generate admissible evidence of a regulatory violation that an experienced nursing home lawyer can provide.
Superlatives such as “top-tier” and “world class” sound nice, but they tell you nothing of any substance about the law firm you are considering. In a nursing home abuse claim, success is measured in two ways – how quickly you are able to stop the abuse, and how much compensation you are able to win. At Malman Law, the numbers tell our story far better than superlatives ever could.
“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.
We handle just about any type of personal injury claim, including:
In Illinois, you have until two years after the date of the injury or harm. And in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit, you have two years after the date of death. These deadlines can be extended under certain circumstances (fraudulent concealment of abuse by the nursing home, for example).
Nursing homes provide:
An adult home or an assisted living facility provides assistance with basic daily activities such as bathing and dressing, but does not provide health care or nursing. Some facilities do not even provide medication.
As stated above, no punitive damages are available in nursing home wrongful death lawsuits. Other than that, there are no formal limitations on how much you can receive, as long as the amount is reasonable in light of the evidence.
The following parties can be held liable:
The nursing home itself can be held liable for negligence committed by its employees. Physicians, however, are usually not employees of the nursing home and must be sued separately.
Yes. Every nursing home is required by law to issue and abide by written policies and procedures. Nursing home residents have the right to view them and to designate someone else to view them. Violation of policies and procedures can lay the groundwork for a nursing home abuse claim.
When you win 95 percent of your cases like we do, you’re big enough to bend a little. Our Zero Fee Guarantee means you won’t owe us a penny until we win your case and the money actually arrives. Even then, since our fees are calculated as a percentage of your recovery, you’re guaranteed to come out ahead. In the unlikely event that your compensation should turn out to be zero, then our fees will be zero as well.
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