LaSalle County Nursing Home Abuse

LaSalle County, IL is located about 90 miles from Chicago. This proximity makes it easy for the lawyers at Levin & Perconti to meet with clients and investigate nursing home abuse and neglect cases in LaSalle County and towns such as Marseilles, Ottawa, Peru, Sandwich, and Streator.

Since 1992, our attorneys have been committed to protecting the safety and well-being of nursing home residents throughout the state in all types of nursing home lawsuits. We know that all too often, abuse and negligence in nursing homes is the result of understaffing and owners putting profits before the people they serve.

We stand by the belief that all residents, no matter their age, race or gender, should be treated with respect and dignity, and we strive to hold any and all wrongdoers responsible for their mistreatment of vulnerable residents. These lawsuits communicate to nursing home owners that poor care and abuse will never go unnoticed, thereby motivating owners and corporations to provide better care to avoid litigation.

What Can I do if I Suspect My Loved One is a Victim of Abuse or Neglect?

Nursing home negligence and abuse is found in many forms. Family members and friends of residents should know how to spot abuse and neglect to better protect their loved ones' safety. Common types of negligence or signs include:

  • Falls
  • Bed sores
  • Medication errors
  • Dehydration
  • Undernourishment
  • Bruise, cuts and scratches
  • Withdrawn behavior or personality changes
  • Burns
  • Problems with gastronomy or tracheotomy tubes

Often, victims of abuse and neglect cannot speak for themselves. Therefore it is up to friends and relatives to lend their voices to this vulnerable population in order to protect the safety of current and future residents.

There are time limitations for filing nursing home lawsuits in Illinois, so you should act early if you think a loved one has suffered at the hands of a long-term care facility. There is no risk in pursuing a lawsuit because you will not pay us attorneys' fees until or unless we successfully resolve your case.

All initial case consultations are free and during this time you will talk one-on-one with a lawyer who can help you determine if you have a potential cause of action.

You can reach us toll-free at 877-374-1417, or fill out our website's Contact Us form and an attorney will call you back. You may also submit a summary of your case to one of our online chat operators, and he or she will promptly pass along your contact information to a member of our litigation team.

As mentioned above, we have experience handling cases in your area. Below are some of the LaSalle County nursing homes we have handled cases against, along with ownership information and the nursing home's star rating.

Marseilles, IL
  • Name of Nursing Home: Rivershores Care Center
  • Address: 578 W Commercial Street, Marseilles, IL 61341
  • Type of Ownership:* LLC
  • Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:* S. Klein, B. Levinson
  • CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 2 stars out of 5 stars

Ottawa, IL
  • Name of Nursing Home: Pleasant View Luther Home
  • Address: 505 College Ave, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Type of Ownership:* Non-profit
  • Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:* not provided
  • CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 4 stars out of 5 stars
  • Name of Nursing Home: Ottawa Pavilion
  • Address: 800 E Center Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Type of Ownership:* For-Profit Corporation
  • Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:* M.Aaron
  • CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 5 stars out of 5 stars

Peru, IL
  • Name of Nursing Home: Manor Court of Peru
  • Address: 3230 Bekcer Drive, Peru, IL 61354
  • Type of Ownership:* Non-Profit Corporation
  • Owner(s) with 20 percent or greater interest:*
  • CMS Nursing Home Compare Overall Rating:** 4 out of 5 stars

* Information from the Illinois Department of Public Health's Nursing Homes in Illinois website on 9/25/2012

** Information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Nursing Home Compare website on 9/25/2012

Testimonials
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Levin and Perconti was always there when we needed them and very quick to answer any questions. We are happy to say that Ashley Herschberger was very professional, informative, kind, and prompt when it came to our case. She was always there if we had a concern or a question. We would recommend Ashley and the law firm, Levin and Perconti, to anyone else. We would also come back with another case of our own if ever needed. The Gonzalez Family
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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
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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
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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
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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