It is never an easy decision to place your loved one in a nursing home, but it is the right move to make when family members simply cannot provide the needed care. However, the act of placing your loved one in a nursing home places both of you in the vulnerable position of entrusting their care to virtual strangers. If you believe your loved one suffered abuse, don’t delay call our Elgin Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers to talk over your concerns.
It is tragic when nursing home administration or a rogue staff member betrays the immense trust you are forced to place in a nursing home. Once you suspect nursing home abuse, however, three things need to happen. (i) you need to confirm that abuse has taken place (ii) the abuse must be stopped immediately (iii) you must secure just compensation for your loved one
Here at Malman Law, the number 95 has a double meaning, and both are encouraging. 95 is the percentage of our clients’ cases that we win (and by “win”, we mean bringing home a cash settlement or verdict). 95 is also the percentage of our winning cases that are resolved through out-of-court settlements rather than having to go to trial.
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Elgin, Illinois, is called the City in the Suburbs – and spans parts of Cook and Kane counties along the Fox River. Elgin’s nursing homes house some of the city’s nearly 20,000 senior citizens, while many more former Elgin residents live in nursing homes elsewhere in Greater Chicago. Although most of the staff at these institutions are competent and dedicated, some are not.
Our firm handles just about any type of personal injury claim, including:
The most common grounds for nursing home abuse claims are:
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is responsible for enforcing nursing home statutes and regulations. The IDPH:
Yes. To win, you will have to prove some type of negligence on the part of the nursing home. For example, the accident must have been avoidable and the nursing home must have negligently failed to avoid it.
Yes. Like any other employer, nursing homes are responsible for the wrongful behavior of their staff. If the staff member’s actions were wrongful, you might have a claim against both the nursing home and the staff member.
You have a claim if the abuse can be traced to staff negligence, which it likely can be. Understaffing and inadequate security are both possible grounds for a nursing home abuse claim.
Because we win so consistently, we can afford to offer you this guarantee – if we don’t win your case, you will owe us nothing for our entire representation. This isn’t a money back guarantee, because you will never pay a cent until and unless we win your case. More than anything else, it means that it’s the strength of your claim, not the size of your wallet, that matters most to us.
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