Chicago Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Lawyer

If you have family or loved ones residing at an assisted living facility or nursing home, your expectation is that they will be properly cared for, and treated with respect and dignity. It is an unfortunate fact, however, that in the United States negligence and abuse of residents in a nursing facility is a huge problem, and one that has yet to be addressed in an effective manner. While statutes at both the state and Federal level, like the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act here in Illinois are in place to protect the elderly residents of nursing facilities, some of society’s most vulnerable are victimized every single day.

Chicago and Cook County Nursing Homes

At Levin & Perconti, we closely follow all instances of nursing home abuse throughout Chicago and Cook County. When considering nursing homes for your loved ones, it is important to look at the track record of each home. Review our list of nursing homes with past incidences of misconduct and violations.

Common Warning Signs of Neglect and Abuse

With the prevalence of neglect and abuse in America’s nursing homes, it is important for family members of nursing home residents to be on the lookout for signs of problems, including things like:

  • Rapid weight loss.
  • Unexplained bruises and other injuries.
  • The development of bedsores.
  • Falls, especially if they become more than an isolated incident.
  • Sudden agitation or emotional withdrawal.
  • Unusual depression or lack of interests in activities they previously enjoyed.
  • Staff substituting strong medications or sedatives for supervision.
  • Caretakers being unable to provide a satisfactory explanation for a patient’s condition.

If you would like to learn more about the issues encountered by residents of long-term nursing home or assisted living facilities, or to view our database of Illinois nursing homes, visit the Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer Information Center.

Types of Nursing Home Cases Handled by Levin & Perconti

Abuse and negligence in nursing homes and assisted living facilities come in many different forms. At Levin & Perconti we represent injured nursing home residents, as well as the families of those whose abuse has resulted in the death of the resident in cases involving matters such as:

Levin & Perconti is one of the nation's most recognized and respected leaders in the areas of elder abuse and nursing home negligence litigation. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys are leading the charge to create an environment where substandard care will not be tolerated and the abuse of residents will be punished swiftly. Our attorneys have obtained over $160 million in nursing home verdicts and settlements for neglected residents and their families, including a record-setting $3 million bed sore settlement.

Our founding partner, nationally renowned nursing home lawyer Steven Levin, as well as other members of the firm, frequently address audiences around the country on nursing home abuse and neglect issues. Mr. Levin also leads high-profile educational seminars for other lawyers in an effort to increase professional awareness and understanding of these issues.

If you believe that a loved one may be the victim of nursing home neglect or elder abuse in Chicago or throughout Illinois, you should take action quickly and contact Levin & Perconti online or call us at 877-374-1417 or 312-332-2872 to set up a free consultation with an experienced Chicago elder abuse lawyer.

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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