Horror stories of nursing home abuse and neglect have occurred so frequently in recent years that Illinois has passed a law that allowing families to install electronic monitoring devices in their loved one’s home. Recent statements received from the Illinois Department of Health reveal that approximately 19,000 nursing home abuse and neglect complaints are investigated every year.
The new legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, which went into effect the beginning of January 2016, will allow for cameras in nursing homes—giving families peace of mind.Do You Have a Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect Complaint?
When researching attorneys to handle your nursing home case, you should look for a firm that has experience handling nursing home cases. You should also ask if they have experience handling cases similar to yours. Some of the most common types of nursing home lawsuits include those involving bedsores, injuries from falls, over-medication, burns, choking, and physical, sexual, or verbal abuse.Illinois Residents
The nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at Levin & Perconti are located in Chicago, but we help families throughout Illinois fight for justice when nursing home residents are injured as a result of abuse or negligence. Pioneer nursing home lawyers Steve Levin and John Perconti founded the firm in 1992. Since then, we have recovered over $135 million in nursing home verdicts and settlements, and are widely-regarded as the leading nursing home law firm in Illinois. After of years of experience, our attorneys have developed the medical and legal skills and knowledge to handle even the most complex nursing home litigation matters.
We are proud of our record of success on behalf of victims of abuse and neglect and stand by the belief that every nursing home resident in Illinois deserves quality care. Nursing home lawsuits not only help families and individuals recover compensation for harms caused by abuse or negligence, but also help send a message to negligent owners, administrators and employees that inadequate care will not go unpunished.
We frequently handle nursing home abuse cases in Knox County. Some of the facilities that we have filed cases against in the past include:
Name of Nursing Home: Heartland of Galesburg
Address: 280 E Losey Street, Galesburg, IL 61401
Type of Ownership:* LLC
Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:*
CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 3 stars out of 5 stars
Name of Nursing Home: Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center
Address: 275 E Carl Sandburg Dr., Galesburg, IL 61401
Type of Ownership:* LLC
Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:* M. Petersen
CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 4 stars out of 5 stars
Do you suspect that a loved one suffered injuries as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect? If so, we urge you to call us today to discuss your potential case. One of our attorneys will be able to evaluate your case to determine if we can help you take action.All consultations are free, and you will never pay us fees unless we receive compensation for you. Call us toll-free at 877-374-1417 or Contact Us through our website.
* 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