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Rockford, IL Nursing Home Abuse

Malman Law. Premier Personal Injury Attorneys

Injury Attorney Steven J. Malman

Nursing Home Accidents Attorney

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Determined Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Serving Patients and Families

Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers - Rockford, Illinois map with a red pinNursing home abuse is an outrage.  It is so shocking and heart-wrenching. Our experienced Rockford nursing home abuse lawyers can help you if you suspect a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect.

Most nursing home abuse cases proceed through three stages.

(i) Determining whether abuse has in fact occurred (although in some cases this is obvious).

(ii) Stopping the abuse immediately by any means necessary.

(iii) Aggressively pursuing fair compensation for the abuse.

Your Choice of Counsel Matters

Even a lawyer fresh out of law school can accept a nursing home abuse case, and so can a lawyer who is experienced in other fields but only dabbles in personal injury law. At Malman Law, we offer something more. We are proven Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers.

  • Personal injury law (including nursing home abuse law) is the only type of law we practice.
  • Our clients win their cases 95 percent of the time.
  • Since 1994 we have served over 20,000 personal injury clients.
  • Our clients have walked away with a total of more than $200,000,000 in compensation.
  • Well over 90 percent of our clients receive private settlements, without ever having to appear at trial.

Nursing home abuse cases involve more than legal issues. Like medical malpractice cases, they often require the application of medical expertise to determine whether abuse has in fact occurred and, if so, what kind of abuse occurred. In response, we employ a full-time Registered Nurse with over 30 years of practice experience to help us investigate medical issues.

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

More About Rockford, Illinois

Rockford, Illinois , known in some quarters as the “Forest City,” sits along the Rock River. The town boasts numerous historical landmarks such as the Coronado Theater and Anderson Japanese Gardens. Some of our best clients hail from Rockford, including those who relate distressing stories of the abuse of their loved ones while living in nursing homes.

Our Other Areas of Practice

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Can a slip and fall accident give rise to a nursing home abuse claim?

Possibly. To win, you would have to prove that the nursing home was negligent, either due to something they did (e.g., providing a broken walker) or something they didn’t do (e.g., mop a wet floor).

2) How can I find out if the nursing home is deliberately over-medicating my loved one to keep her more manageable for the sake of the staff?

Nursing home residents have the right to freedom from “chemical restraints” that are not administered for medical reasons. If you suspect the use of chemical restraints, you should:

  • obtain a copy of your loved one’s medical records,
  • speak with the nursing home staff, and
  • contact a nursing home abuse lawyer.

Our Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers can help you and stand by your side.

3) Is victory guaranteed if I can prove that the nursing home violated a nursing home regulation?

No, victory is not guaranteed – but it definitely improves your odds. Under Illinois law,  a regulatory violation is considered prima facie evidence of negligence. This shifts the burden of proof from you to the defendant, which is a definite advantage. Negligence alone is not enough – you must prove that the negligence actually caused the harm done to your loved one.

4) Does my loved one have the right to transfer to another nursing home without a particular reason?

Yes – in fact, federal law guarantees nursing home residents this right. If your loved one is not mentally competent to make this decision, however, close relatives, a legal guardian or someone with Power of Attorney should make the decision on behalf of him or her.

5) Can I settle my complaint out of court?

Yes, unless the nursing home (or its insurance carrier) is so stubborn that it insists on going to court. In fact, most nursing home abuse claims are resolved through private settlement. If the opposing party insists on a courtroom battle, however, our experienced trial lawyers are more than ready.

Malman Law’s Zero Fee Guarantee

Malman Law’s Zero Fee Guarantee means exactly what is suggests – unless our Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers win compensation for you, either at trial or (more likely) at the settlement table – our total legal bill will be zero. We don’t mean a refund. We mean you will never owe us anything in the first place until and unless you actually receive compensation.

Decisive Action Can Make All the Difference; Call our Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys Today

The sooner you act, the sooner the abuse of your loved one can be stopped. Call us today at (312) 629-0099 (toll-free at 1-888-625-6265), or fill out our online contact form, so that our Rockford Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys can schedule a free initial consultation with you. Even if you can’t come to our office, we can 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.

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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