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Attorney Help Center: Nursing Home Litigation

Many of us know friends or family members who have moved into a nursing home or other care facility at the end of their life to maintain a normal standard of living and to get the help that they need. Unfortunately, this is not what they receive in too many instances. Falls, pressures sores, and other signs of inattentive care have become the norm across the country for those residing in homes, especially in Illinois. This problem will only gain momentum as more and more of the Baby Boomer generation takes up residence in these facilities. 

Therefore, as an Illinois attorney, you must be equipped them if they are injured due to the negligence of their nursing home. This Help Center is structured so you know how to take a nursing home case from intake to settlement or jury award. It has advice, samples, and resources so that you can help any client who has been injured from the negligent care of a nursing home.

Our law practice is based in Chicago, Illinois and its system will be the focus of this Help Center. However, some mention is made to the law and rules of other jurisdictions. Even though much of this is shared between states, it is important to check and see if they differ from Illinois before using them.

This Help Center is not designed for nursing home victims. If you have been injured while residing at a care facility, you should visit our nursing home injury page here. Finally, the information is broken down into the various stages of a typical lawsuit but also contains additional, helpful information.

Setting the Stage for Trial

Winning Your Case

Look at our wrongful death practice page for more information

Further Resources

Here are further resources that you might find helpful in preparing your nursing home case.

If you are looking for sample court pleading and other documents related to litigation of other types of personal injury cases please review the sections below:
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Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa