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Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Qualified Chicago Lawyers for Victims of Life-Threatening Injuries in Nursing Homes

When an elderly resident suffers a life-threatening injury in a nursing home, it is often the case that some action or omission on the part of staff members or administrators is at least partially to blame. Operators and employees of nursing homes have a responsibility to protect the safety and wellbeing of their patients and customers. When they fall short of meeting this responsibility, they can – and should – be held liable for their victims’ losses.

At Malman Law, we provide full-service and aggressive legal representation for victims of life-threatening injuries resulting from nursing home negligence and abuse. Our attorneys and staff members are passionate about helping elderly victims protect their legal rights. Thanks to this passion and decades of legal experience, we have successfully recovered over $200 million in compensation for victims throughout the Chicagoland area.

When an elderly resident suffers a life-threatening injury in a nursing home

How Do I Know if My Injuries are a Result of Negligence or Abuse?

This is a common question, and, unfortunately, one that often prevents victims from seeking compensation for their injuries. Unsure of exactly what happened, many elderly nursing home residents and their family members simply assume that this lack of certainty means that they will not be able to recover for their medical bills, pain, suffering, and other losses. Do not make this mistake.

The only way to conclusively determine the cause of an injury is to conduct a thorough investigation. Unless you are a doctor specializing in the specific type of injury you or your loved one suffered, you cannot possibly be expected to know whether the injury was caused by inadequate, inattentive, or inappropriate care. The nursing home certainly isn’t going to help you, so to find out what happened, you need someone on your side.

Malman Law employs a nurse with over 30 years of experience working in nursing homes throughout the Chicagoland area. We also work closely with trusted physicians, investigators, adjusters, and other professionals who can quickly determine whether nursing home injury victims have claims for financial compensation. To find out if you have a claim, all you have to do is click or pick up the phone. Our team of attorneys and experts will do the rest and – if it turns out that you have a claim – will fight tirelessly to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Prevalent are Serious Injuries in Nursing Homes?

The statistics on nursing home injuries are shocking. According to a study conducted by the National Center on Elder Abuse:

The scariest part of these statistics is that it is widely understood that many, many instances of neglect and abuse go unreported. As a result, the numbers of victims are likely much higher than anyone truly knows.

What are Some Common Nursing Home Injuries that May Entitle Victims to Just Compensation?

The reality is that almost any injury suffered in a nursing home has the potential to give rise to a claim for financial compensation. While the viability of a legal claim will ultimately depend on the facts of each individual case, due to the responsibilities held by nursing homes, the vast majority of injuries have the potential to be linked to negligent or abusive care.

For example, some of the most common types of nursing home injuries – all of which are frequently associated with nursing home negligence or abuse – include:

  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers)
  • Choking hazards and breathing restrictions
  • Complications from improperly-treated illnesses and diseases
  • Emotional trauma
  • Fall-related injuries
  • Injuries resulting directly or indirectly from medication errors
  • Malnutrition

From failing to check in regularly to administering improper doses of prescription medications, there are numerous ways in which negligent and inattentive care can lead to life-threatening injuries. Furthermore, even if you have a pre-existing condition or do something on your own that also plays a role in your injury, under Illinois law you may still be able to seek compensation for the damages caused by your nursing home’s negligence.

Let the Injury Attorneys of Malman Law Help You Fight for Just Compensation

You should never assume that an injury is “normal” or that no one else is to blame for your losses. Statistics show that thousands of elderly individuals fall victim to nursing home negligence and abuse every year.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury in an Illinois nursing home and you suspect negligence or abuse, contact Malman Law’s knowledgeable lawyers today for a free, confidential consultation.

Firm Awards & Recognitions

Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list. The list is issued by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. A description of the selection methodology can be found at

  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

    Prospective members of The NTL are carefully screened prior to receiving an invitation for membership.

  • Top Attorneys Diamond Member

  • Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020

  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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  • "I'm very pleased to recommend Malman Law to my friends and relatives! I have to mention how efficient and professional in dealing with my case has been with everyone that I've been in contact with at Malman Law. Mrs. Sabo is outstanding as well as her secretary and assistant in responding quickly to any of my questions or concerns. This firm has gone above and beyond to keep me updated and get answers to my questions at any time, weekends included! Malman Law rules in my opinion! "

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