Arlington Heights, Illinois
In 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported the shocking story of an elderly woman who filed a fifty-thousand dollar lawsuit against a nursing home in Arlington Heights, IL after the nursing home allowed fifty-seven maggots to grow in her ear. The ninety-year-old woman Catherine McCann is also an Alzheimer’s patient who requires a nurse aid to perform routine personal care.
According to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, On September 16, a nurse at the home was caring for McCann when a maggot was spotted moving in the patient's ear, and immediately rushed her to the hospital. Testimony provided by McCann’s daughter reveals that she “watched as the larvae of flies crawled out of her mother's left ear as the maggots were being removed.” Henry Phillip Gruss, the attorney who filed the lawsuit for the family, said the maggots were sent to a lab and determined to be about three days old. McCann’s lawyers went forward with the lawsuit alleging that the Evanston nursing home had neglected "a reasonable standard of professional care."What if My Loved One was Injured in a Nursing Home?
Arlington Heights is a suburb of Chicago, located about 25 miles outside of the city in both Cook and Lake Counties. Our personal injury attorneys at Levin & Perconti frequently represent clients in cases against individuals, hospitals, doctors, nursing homes, and corporations in Arlington Heights and may be able to help you recover compensation if you were injured or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence.
We handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those involving:
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Defective or dangerous products
- Spinal cord or brain injuries
- Birth injuries
Although every case is unique, it is very important to choose a law firm that has experience handling cases similar to yours. For over 20 years, our attorneys have represented victims of negligence, recovering over $420 million in verdicts and settlement for clients. We have the experience and resources needed to handle even the most complicated cases, allowing us to maximize compensation for each of our clients.Arlington Heights Residents
If you are a resident of Arlington Heights and feel that you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death due to neglect, the lawyers at Levin & Perconti are here to guide you through the legal process. We understand that most of our clients have never been involved in a lawsuit before, and are happy to answer any questions you have about filing a lawsuit.
All consultations with our lawyers are free and you will only pay us attorneys' fees if we successfully resolve your case. Call us today at 312-332-2872 to speak to one of our lawyers, or fill out our online contact form and an attorney will call you back at your convenience.
Please note, there are time limitations for filing Illinois lawsuits, so please contact us as soon as possible if you think you have a potential case.