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Oak Lawn, IL Nursing Home Abuse

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Aggressive Lawyers for Patients Suffering Nursing Home Abuse in Oak Lawn, IL

caregiver and patientOak Lawn, Illinois is home to the Advocate Christ Medical Center, as well as a downtown area (95th Street between Tulley and 55th Court) that is currently undergoing massive redevelopment. Many Oak Lawn residents support elderly loved ones whose conditions require them to reside in nursing homes.

Few moments in life can be more distressing than the moment you realize that your loved one may be suffering abuse at the hands of the very institution that you entrusted with their care. Instead of allowing the anger, shock, and confusion to become overwhelming, it is best to let your anger empower you to seek legal counsel – and fight back.

Malman Law Makes It Happen

At Malman Law, our batting average in personal injury cases is about .950 – that is, 95 percent of our clients win their claims. That doesn’t mean 95 out of 100 clients – it is more like 14,250 out of 20,000 clients. When you add it all up, we have recovered over $200 million in personal injury compensation so far, including quite a few multi-million dollar settlements.

Your Claim Will Probably Be Resolved Out of Court

Historically, well over 90 percent of our winning clients have received private settlements, without ever having to step inside of a courtroom. We can make no guarantees, of course, since a lot depends on the stubbornness level of the opposing party. But we can tell you that our trial lawyers know how to win. So if it comes to a courtroom battle, we are ready.

Client Testimonial

Nursing home abuse and neglect
Steve and Kelly were great! The entire process moved much faster than we thought it would. We received a nice size settlement.

I would highly recommend Malman Law!

– Susan, January 16, 2015

Our Other Areas of Practice

Our attorneys can handle just about any type of personal injury claim, including:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Does a nursing home abuse claim die if the victim dies of his injuries?

No, it simply changes form. The Illinois Wrongful Death Act allows the personal representative of the victim’s probate estate to file a wrongful death claim. Damages go to the surviving spouse and the next of kin, and they can be quite substantial.

2) Can I file a lawsuit against the nursing home if there was no written contract?

Perhaps. Normally, a nursing home abuse claim is based on personal injury or wrongful death law, not contract law. Therefore, no contractual relationship is required between the nursing home and the resident. Nevertheless, under certain circumstances it makes sense to pursue a contract claim, and for that a written agreement is usually necessary.

3) How can I discover if my loved one is not being properly medicated?

If you suspect medication abuse:

  • Obtain a copy of the victim’s medical records. The victim has a right to these, as does anyone acting on his/her behalf.
  • Take up the issue with the administrator of the nursing home.
  • Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.

A nursing home is not allowed to use “chemical restraints” by medicating a patient simply for the convenience of the staff.

4) What are the most common nursing home abuse claims?

Although there are many different kinds of nursing home abuse, the following types of claims come up over and over again:

  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent care
  • Assault and battery
  • Negligent maintenance of nursing home facilities
  • Negligent hiring of staff

5) What is the difference between abuse and neglect?

Put simply, abuse is active while neglect is passive. An example of abuse might be restraining the patient for convenience rather than medical need; while an example of neglect might be failing to change bedsheets for an extended length of time. Either type of claim is treated the same by courts.

Our Zero Fee Guarantee

Due to the infrequency with which our clients walk away empty-handed, we can afford to offer you our Zero Fee Guarantee – if you don’t win, our services will be free of charge. In fact, you will never owe us anything until the opposing party has actually paid the settlement or verdict you receive.

Time is of the Essence – Act Today and Call Our Caring Oak Lawn Attorneys

Acting on your claim as soon as you are aware you may have one will give you the best chance of securing maximum compensation. Call us today at (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation. If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.

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.

Client Review

  • "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! "

    - Cheryl Wagemann
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