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:

Time Limitations for Filing Suit

If 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 Firm

It 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.

Margaret, Daisy and Bryan. This magnificent cohesive team led by Margaret represented us for my mom's nursing home wrongful death case. They were most patient and responded timely to many questions throughout the entire process. All demonstrated professionalism and extensive knowledge of case and state laws. Their in-depth investigative work uncovered details which were unknown to us and yet sadly confirmed our suspicions. We would recommend the Levin and Perconti Law firm and especially this team. Kathy and Ron
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Peconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. My family and I will always be grateful for the compassion that they showed us. I want to thank you for what you did for my family, and for always being there for us. W.R., Medical Malpractice Client
Our deepest appreciation to the law firm of Levin & Perconti, and in particular to Margaret Battersby Black, in the handling of the lawsuit we field n behalf of our sister who sustained life-threatening injuries as a nursing home resident. Margaret’s representation, guidance, and professionalism gave us the sense that we could put our trust in Levin & Perconti and the final outcome proved that to be true. D.G., Nursing Home Client
I want to send my heartfelt thanks to John Perconti and the Levin & Perconti staff in taking our case. Not only were they so professional but also so caring and thoughtful. It was very difficult going over the facts in our mother's case but they were so compassionate and understanding and allowed us to be with them every step of the way. We were able to sit in on the depositions and we were really able to see how hard they worked on our behalf. M.R.Z., nursing home client
Mr. Levin, Mr. Perconti, and the firm handled a medical malpractice suit for my family. During that time, my family and I suffered the loss of my mother. Mr. Levin and Mr. Perconti were more than just our lawyers. Words can’t really express our gratitude. W.R., medical malpractice client