Iroquois County

Iroquois County is located about ninety miles outside of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 29,718. Interestingly it is the only county in the United States named Iroquois. According to Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website, there are six Medicare/Medicaid certified facilities in Iroquois County. Each year, thousands of residents in Illinois fall victim to nursing home abuse or neglect. Often, these negligent acts go unpunished because vulnerable residents are unable to speak up or defend themselves. That is why it is crucial for family and friends to take action early if they suspect their loved one is a victim of abuse or neglect.

What are the Signs of Nursing Home Negligence?

Signs and symptoms of negligence may include pressure sores, dehydration, malnutrition, wandering and elopement, overmedication or falls. If you suspect abuse or neglect, you should file a complaint with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the state agency that enforces nursing home laws. Then, you should contact a nursing home lawyer with experience handling lawsuits against long-term care facilities.

How do You Choose the Best Nursing Home Lawyer for Your Case?

Although we are located in Chicago, we are proud to represent individuals from Iroquois county. Sometimes when individuals chose an attorney they do it only on geographic convenience. While sometimes this can be the right choice, it is often the case that a firm that is in close proximity to you does not have the experience handling cases similar to yours. It is important that your attorney has a lot of experience handling cases against nursing homes because they can be long and difficult. It is also important that you choose a nursing home law firm with the necessary resources to handle even the most complex matters. Since 1992 our attorneys have been working on cases of personal injury and negligence in nursing homes and we have the skills to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our team of 15 attorneys is nationally known for our success handling cases against nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home health agencies throughout Illinois. Attorneys in Illinois frequently call on us to handle all of their clients' nursing home matters because they know our record of success in these types of cases. We have achieved record verdicts and settlements against facilities throughout the state, and may be able to help you achieve justice.

How Can We Help?

If you have questions, Contact Us or call us at 877-374-1417 to speak to one of our attorneys in a free and confidential consultation to evaluate your potential case. Or, visit our Successful Cases page to view some of our results for victims of abuse and neglect and the families of those wrongfully killed in nursing homes.

  • Watseka, IL
  • Name of Nursing Home: Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
  • Address: 715 E Raymond Road, Watseka, IL 60970
  • Type of Ownership:* For-Profit Corporation
  • Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:* M. Petersen
  • CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 3 star out of 5 stars

* Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health's Nursing Homes in Illinois website

** Information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare website

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