Chicago, IL Nursing Home
Negligence & Abuse Attorneys
At Malman Law, we provide vigorous legal representation for victims of nursing home negligence and abuse in the Chicagoland area. We are passionate about fighting for our clients, and if you or a loved one has suffered an unexplained injury or illness in a nursing home, we want to help you stand up for yourself and enforce your legal rights.
We handle the following types of cases:
Bedsores are preventable injuries that can lead to serious, and sometimes fatal, complications. Unfortunately, many nursing home employees are not properly trained to prevent, identify, and provide treatment for these dangerous conditions.
Falls and Fractures
Nursing homes owe a duty to ensure that their premises are safe, and to provide adequate supervision for their residents. Unfortunately, they often fail to meet these obligations. Falls and fractures in nursing homes are often grounds for seeking financial compensation.
Malnourishment is a dangerous health condition that can also put nursing home residents at greater risk for other illnesses and injuries. With proper care and supervision, nursing home residents should not suffer from malnutrition.
If your loved one died in a nursing home and you suspect fault on the part of the home’s staff or administrators, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. At Malman Law, we have experience pursuing wrongful death claims against nursing homes, and we can make sure your family receives the compensation it deserves.
Wrongful or Inappropriate Care
Any form of wrongful or inappropriate care that leads to illness or injury may be grounds for filing a lawsuit against a nursing home. Sometimes, this is your only option for getting the home’s attention and recovering the money you need to pay your bills and make up for your other losses.
Medication errors such as overdose, underdose, and confusing medications can lead to life-threatening situations. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a medication error in a nursing home, contact Malman Law now to discuss your claim for financial compensation.
Serious, Life-Threatening Injuries
Nearly half of all nursing home residents report being abused, and 95 percent report experiencing or witnessing neglect. Victims of serious, life-threatening injuries that are the result of nursing home neglect or abuse deserve to be compensated for their losses.
The elderly are more susceptible to sepsis than the general population, and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and kidney disease can put nursing home residents at increased risk for this dangerous condition. In a nursing home, fighting sepsis requires prompt attention from knowledgeable caregivers.
Inadequate supervision is one of the main reasons that nursing home residents suffer from choking incidents. With appropriate care, dangerous choking situations can – and should – be avoided.
Clogged Breathing Tubes
From surgical recovery to conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and ALS, there are a number of different reasons why elderly individuals may need to be intubated while under nursing home care. Nursing homes owe a duty to make sure that their residents do not suffer due to clogged breathing tubes.
Use of unreasonable restraints is among the most common forms of nursing home abuse in Illinois. The circumstances under which nursing home residents can be restrained are extremely limited, and those who are unlawfully restrained often suffer from traumatic physical and emotional injuries.
Nursing home residents who are victims of verbal belittling often suffer severe emotional and psychological trauma. No one deserves to be belittled, and nursing homes that abuse their residents need to be held accountable for their actions.
Victims of sexual harassment are often hesitant to come forward. They may be uncomfortable talking about what happened, or, in some cases, they may be unsure of whether they have been abused. If you suspect sexual harassment in a nursing home, you need to take action right away.
Financial exploitation is by far the most common form of elder abuse. Theft, undue influence, and forgery are all common methods for nursing home staff members to illegally take advantage of ailing residents.
Emotional Trauma (Depression/Anxiety)
Nursing home residents experience emotional trauma at disproportionately high rates. If you or a loved one is suffering from depression or anxiety in a nursing home, it is important that you seek both medical attention and experienced legal representation.
One of the very serious problems in nursing homes today is the lack of staff members to care for the residents. While there are laws in place that requires adequate staffing, many nursing homes try to cut corners by not hiring enough caretakers for their residents. This results in lack of care and many elderly people suffer due to inadequate staffing. At Malman Law, we take this problem very seriously.
Staff Administration Failure
For the elderly, even simple mistakes in their care can lead to life-threatening consequences. Staff administration failures such as failure to provide adequate food, water, or medications – and even errors as simple as failing to fix a bed rail – can all be grounds for victims and their families to seek just compensation.
Speak with a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer in Chicago, IL Today
No one deserves to become a victim of neglect or abuse. To find out if you have a claim for compensation against a nursing home and to learn more about what our experienced attorneys can do for you, please call (888) 305-5043 or request a consultation online today. Your consultation is free and confidential, and our zero fee guarantee means that you don’t pay anything unless we secure compensation for your losses.