Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawsuits

Attorneys Serving Justice for Nursing Home Negligence in Chicago and Surrounding Areas throughout Illinois

Has your loved one suffered bed sores, falls or other devastating injuries in a nursing home?

Do you suspect that his or her injuries were the result of nursing home abuse or negligence?

Many of us have no choice but to place loved one—or have ourselves placed—in a nursing home or assisted living facility because our health and/or medical-related needs must be monitored by trained staff. In this sense, we rely on these homes to provide excellent care.

However, neglect and/or abuse in these homes is far too common. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, there is an increasing trend in abuse, where at least one in 10 adults experience abuse (not including financial abuse) and an overwhelming number of cases of abuse, exploitation, and neglect go undetected and untreated each year, with major financial exploitation representing a significant percentage of them.

If you have any suspicions that abuse or neglect may be occurring, it is crucial to act quickly. If you are sincerely concerned about either yourself or a loved one in an assisted living facility, particularly for those who have already suffered a significant amount of damage, you may want to consider bringing a lawsuit. For over twenty years, our attorneys have fought to protect the safety and well-being of nursing home residents throughout Illinois. We were among the first law firms in the country to handle nursing home cases and we have recovered over $660 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. As a result of this experience, nursing home owners and insurance companies know our name, and they know that we will never settle a client's case for less than fair compensation. Call us today at 312-332-2872 for a free case review with an experienced nursing home lawyer.

How to Tell if There’s Been Abuse

There are some warning signs associated with abuse and/or neglect in nursing homes, including but not limited to:

  • Seeing pressure sores (also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers)
  • Hearing about falls and/or fall injuries
  • Signs of physical or sexual abuse, such as unexplained bruises or cuts, brain injuries, or your loved one being too afraid to speak to you or answer your questions
  • Seeing sudden weight loss can be indicative of malnutrition or dehydration
  • Changes in behavior can indicate medication errors and/or fear of abuse
  • Poor hygiene, unclean, or foul-smelling living conditions can be a sign of neglect
Lawyers Protecting Victims of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Since 1992

We understand than most families do not know where to turn when a loved one is injured in a nursing home. Our experienced team of nursing home lawyers is here to help you. We have the financial resources and experience needed to handle all types of complex nursing home matters.

Call us at 312-332-2872 or fill out the Contact Us form at the top of this page to set-up a free consultation with one of our attorneys. All calls are free and we work on a contingency fee basis which means that you will not pay us attorney fees unless we recover compensation for your nursing home injury. Act quickly for you or your loved one so that you are not barred by time limitations--we are here to help.

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