Compassionate Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Serving Chicago
You should never have to worry about the well-being and safety of a loved one in a nursing home. After all, isn’t that why you and your family decided to enter a loved one into the home’s care in the first place? Unfortunately, and to the surprise of many, nursing home abuse is an endemic problem. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Guide, as many as one in six nursing home residents may fall victim to abuse or neglect every year. And, with as many as over three million adults (seniors or individuals with disabilities) living in nursing homes currently, this is a very serious – and growing – problem.
For these reasons, if you suspect that someone whom you know has been the victim of abuse or neglect, it’s your responsibility – to him or her, and to every other resident in the home – to take action and seek justice. Simply addressing the issue with the nursing home staff or management frequently isn’t enough. In fact, the cycle of mistreatment can perpetuate, making victims of those who cannot defend themselves.
When You Suspect Mistreatment
When you suspect that someone has been abused, neglected, or mistreated in a nursing home, a failure to take action can result in tragedy. Too many cases of mistreatment are never reported or resolved – which not only leaves one person in harm’s way, but opens the door to countless future victims. What appears to be one case of mistreatment may be much more complex than it initially seems, which is why the services of a nursing home abuse lawyer are so critical.
How a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Can Help
An experienced Chicago nursing home lawyer knows the telltale signs of abuse and neglect, and fights to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Proving that a nursing home or long-term residence is guilty of mistreating its residents requires the careful gathering and presentation of evidence, especially as some nursing homes are repeat offenders with long histories of improper care. Whether your loved one is the first victim of abuse or neglect in a particular home or simply the most recent, contacting a Chicago area nursing home lawyer is the first step toward ending it.
At Malman Law, we have extensive experience in fighting against nursing home abuse and neglect. We understand not only how tragically common it is in nursing homes across our city, but also how damaging it is to both the victims and their families. No one should ever have to endure such treatment in their most vulnerable states. Because we are ready and willing to fight for victims of nursing home abuse, we offer all of our clients the following:
- Our Zero Fee Guarantee – This means that, if we are unable to secure a settlement (either through negotiations or court proceedings), you will not owe any legal fees. This helps to ensure that everyone can seek justice against unlawful and inhumane abuses conducted by nursing homes or staff members, not just those who can already afford it.
- Our Extensive Experience – We have been servings clients just like you for over 25 years. In this time, we have pursued thousands upon thousands of claims, and secured six, seven, and eight-figure settlements for some of our clients. We also have a medically trained attorney on staff, as well as an RN who has over three decades of medical experience. When you choose our team, you will always have some of the best professionals advocating on your behalf. This can be particularly crucial in nursing home abuse cases, since these situations can be complex, and require that all evidence be preserved.
- Our Commitment to Clients – We provide compassionate, personalized attention to each client and his or her family. We never lose sight of how unique each situation is, and how much you’ve already been through. For this reason, we provide free, no-obligation initial consultations, and will keep you in-the-loop every step of the way. We also offer 24/7 accessibility, so you never have to worry about the status of your or your loved one’s case.
Contact the Expert Attorneys at Malman Law Today Regarding Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
The first step in any abuse case is to contact authorities and remove the loved one from the home or residence where abuse or neglect is taking place. Then, contact the experts at Malman Law to tell us about your story, and determine if you have a case for compensation. We are never intimidated by large nursing homes or insurance companies. We will fight to seek justice for you and your loved one from the moment when you agree to work with us – whether that justice is found through settlement negotiations or the courtroom. Don’t take a chance on the happiness, health, and general well-being of someone you love. Contact our offices via phone or online today for information about how our team of Chicago nursing home lawyers can bring peace and stability back to the life of someone you care about.