Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Helping Patients in Orland Park, IL Nursing Home Abuse
Orland Park, Illinois is a vibrant community that draws in shoppers to Orland Park Crossing and Orland Square Mall, and attracts tourists to the Centennial Park Aquatic Center. Like any other community, Orland Park includes families with loved ones whose care they have entrusted to nursing homes.
The abuse of this trust, either through carelessness or intentional acts, often results in nothing less than outrage. In some cases it creates a great deal of confusion as well – since it can be difficult to determine whether the resident’s malady is indeed the result of abuse.
Time to Call in the Professionals?
Over the years, Malman Law has served over 20,000 clients – equal to more than a quarter of the population of Orland Park. 95 percent of these clients have walked away victorious. All told, it adds up to over $200,000,000 in personal injury compensation – and counting. And better yet, since the great majority of our clients win out-of-court settlements, only about one in twenty have to go through a trial to win. .
We employ a team of investigators as well as a full-time Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience to help us determine whether your loved one’s malady, whether physical or emotional, is indeed traceable to nursing home abuse. If it is, we are ready for action. Job one, of course, is to stop the abuse immediately. Job two is to aggressively seek fair compensation.
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 (but not limited to):
- Vehicle accidents
- Worker’s Compensation
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall accidents
- Product liability
- Dog bites
- Wrongful death claims
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) What are my main legal options if I have evidence of abuse?
You have four main options. Note that these options are not mutually exclusive – in fact, if circumstances warrant you can pursue all four at the same time.
- File an administrative complaint
- Seek an out-of-court settlement with the nursing home
- File a lawsuit for money damages
- Seek criminal charges by filing a criminal complaint with the prosecutor
2) Are there any regulations that apply to nursing homes in particular?
Yes, regulations have been enacted at both the state and the federal level. Illinois nursing home regulations govern all nursing homes in Illinois, while federal nursing home regulations apply only to nursing homes that accept Medicare/Medicaid. Violation of a nursing home regulation can be used as evidence of negligence, but is not necessarily dispositive.
3) What types of damages are available in a wrongful death lawsuit over nursing home abuse?
Under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, the court may award whatever damages are fair and just. These damages may include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish, grief, loss of companionship, etc., by surviving relatives
4) Is there a valid claim if my mother injured herself due to the nursing home staff’s failure to supervise her?
Perhaps, if you can convince a court that the nursing home staff’s failure to supervise her constituted negligence. Failure to supervise would be more likely to constitute negligence if your mother’s injury was foreseeable in light of her condition, and if the nursing home failed to take appropriate steps to avoid a foreseeable accident.
Our Zero Fee Guarantee
At Malman Law, we don’t like to lose. Fortunately, “losing” is something that happens to our clients so infrequently that we offer the same deal to every one of our personal injury clients – if you don’t win, you don’t pay.
Our fees are based on a percentage of the compensation you eventually receive – and any percentage of zero is still zero. This is exactly what your bill from us will be if we fail to win compensation for you. You shouldn’t have to pay for nothing, and at Malman Law you won’t have to.
You Can Fight Back; Contact Orland Park’s Dedicated Attorneys Today
At Malman Law we have the resources to thoroughly investigate your claim, determine its true value, and aggressively pursue victory on your behalf. If you suspect that your loved one has fallen victim to nursing home abuse, call us anytime 24/7 at (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or fill out our online contact form for a free evaluation of your case.