How do I file a lawsuit against an Illinois nursing home?
Has your loved one suffered serious injuries or died in an Illinois nursing home? Do you believe that his or her injuries may have been the result of nursing home negligence or abuse?
If so, you are probably looking for answers. Our lawyers understand that most families do not know where to turn when their loved one is injured or killed in a nursing home. We are here to help. For over twenty years, our attorneys have provided guidance to families throughout Illinois in all types of abuse and negligence cases against nursing homes, including those involving:
- Bed sores
- Dehydration or malnutrition
- Medication errors
- Physical or sexual abuse
- Clogged or mishandled breathing or g-tubes
- Wandering or elopement
- Burn injuries
Time limitations for filing suitIf you are interested in filing a nursing home lawsuit against a facility in Illinois, it is important to take action early to protect your rights. There are time limitations for filing cases against nursing homes, so we recommend contacting a nursing home attorney as soon as you suspect that abuse or negligence may have played a role in your loved ones injuries or death.
How to choose a law firmIt is also important to do your research and choose a law firm that has successfully handled a number of nursing home matters for clients. No two cases are alike, but you should seek out a firm that has successfully handled cases similar to yours and also one that has handled cases against the facility where your loved one was injured. One way to do this is to compare firms’ records of success against Illinois nursing homes. This information can usually be found on a law firm’s website under “Successful Cases” or “Case Results.” You can find information on many of our firm’s most noteworthy nursing home verdicts and settlements by clicking here.
Nursing home lawsuits can take years to resolve and can be very costly to litigate. Therefore it is also important that you choose an established firm with the resources needed to handle even the most complex nursing home matters.Pioneering Long-Term Care Litigation
Steve Levin and John Perconti, our firm’s founders, were among the first attorneys in the United States to represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death actions against long-term care facilities. Our firm has achieved record verdicts and settlements and we are well-known throughout the country for our work on behalf of clients in nursing home cases.
Many of our fellow attorneys call upon us to handle all of their clients’ nursing home matters, and defense lawyers, insurance companies and nursing home owners know our reputation and know that we will never settle a case for less than fair compensation for our clients.
If you are interested in learning more about how we may be able to help you, do not hesitate to call us at 877-374-1417 or complete our website contact form and an attorney will call you back at your convenience. You can also leave your name, phone number, email address and a brief description of your case with our website chat operator and a lawyer from our firm will call you back at the number you provide.