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POSTED ON March 28, 2024

The legal guardian of the victim of abuse or the authorized representative of the victim’s estate can file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Illinois if the victim is unable to bring the case on his or her own. It’s crucial to know whether you have a right to sue a nursing home for a loved one’s abuse because your case could be dismissed if you file a lawsuit but lack the legal standing to sue. Below, you’ll learn more about eligibility to file a nursing home lawsuit in Chicago and how to proceed with the process.

POSTED ON March 22, 2024

“How long does a nursing home lawsuit take?” is a common question among people considering taking legal action against a nursing home due to the harm suffered by a loved one. On average, nursing home lawsuits take 18 to 24 months to reach a settlement or verdict. Several factors can make the timeline for nursing home lawsuits vary. The personal injury lawyers at DePaolo & Zadeikis can help you address these issues in Chicago. Call us at 312-263-7560 to discuss your case.

POSTED ON February 28, 2024

Residents in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, are granted rights under Illinois law. If you have a relative, friend, or loved one in a nursing home, it’s critical to understand residents’ rights in nursing homes so you can ensure his or her rights are protected.

POSTED ON February 28, 2024

In December 2023, an Illinois nurse was indicted on federal charges in Chicago for tampering with a nursing home resident’s medication. The incident occurred in 2021, during which the nurse, Nickole Butler, removed liquid morphine from a patient’s medication and diluted it with another liquid, with full knowledge that the diluted liquid would be administered to the patient.

POSTED ON January 08, 2024

Having a loved one in an Illinois nursing home can be anxiety-racking. Not knowing if your loved one is safe can leave you filled with worry. It’s important to be able to differentiate between normal signs of aging and the signs of nursing home neglect so you can take action if abuse is occurring.

POSTED ON September 30, 2022

Can I sue my doctor for pain and suffering? To recover compensation for pain and suffering from a doctor, you’ll […]

POSTED ON September 14, 2021

Divvy electric-assist bikes are now getting used by thousands of Chicago residents and tourists, but accidents are occurring due to […]

POSTED ON August 06, 2021

Under premises liability laws, water park accidents and injuries are usually the responsibility of the park owner and/or park employees […]

POSTED ON July 21, 2021

Most injury lawsuits are brought against negligent parties in civil court to hold wrongdoers accountable and to protect others. Unfortunately, […]

POSTED ON May 12, 2021

An electric shock in head on the brain can cause a variety of neurological and neuropsychological damages that impact basic […]

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