Legal Profile: Spinal Cord Injuries

    Last updated 12 months ago

    A spinal cord injury refers to an injury that causes damage to the spine so severe that the individual experiences loss of sensation or physical movement. Examples of spinal cord injuries include compression, contusion or spinal bruising, spinal and vertebral fractures, and herniated disks.

    These injuries can cause loss of sexual function, loss of bladder control, loss of bowel control, paraplegia, and quadriplegia. Spinal cord injuries may also lead to a number of other conditions, including bedsores, severe depression, emotional trauma, respiratory problems. In addition, spinal cord injuries can make daily tasks extremely painful and even impossible.

    Have you suffered from a spinal cord injury due to a car accident or slip and fall? For more information on gaining compensation for your injuries, call the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law at (312) 983-6193.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Learn the Facts Behind Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Neglect

    Last updated 12 months ago

    While many families turn to nursing homes and elder care communities to provide for their aging loved ones, a number of these facilities end up abusing or neglecting the individuals they are charged with protecting. In fact, one CBS news report showed that approximately 1,600 nursing homes, or one-third of the available facilities, have been cited for elder abuse and neglect. When you or a loved one is suffering from elder abuse or nursing home neglect, it may be time to consult with a personal injury attorney.

    Types of Abuse

    Nursing home abuse refers to both physical and emotional abuse. Physical abuse may be as extreme as battery, choking, forced or unreasonable restraint, and sexual assault—while emotional abuse can include but is not limited to threats, insults, and humiliation. Other types of elder neglect include wrongful or inappropriate care, staff failure to administer medications properly, failure to provide food, and overall lack of sufficient care and attention.

    In some cases, nursing home abuse may also materialize in the form of financial exploitation.

    Signs of Abuse

    Some common signs of nursing home abuse and elder neglect include:

    • Bedsores
    • Unusual bruising, bleeding, or abrasions
    • Malnutrition and changes in weight
    • Unexplained fractures or falls
    • Sepsis
    • Poor hygiene or soiling
    • Infections
    • Loss of hair

    The Illinois nursing Home Care Act provides nursing home residents with a wide array of rights when it comes to nursing home abuse and elder neglect. Victims do not need to prove medical malpractice, but rather need to show that the facility did not provide the proper treatment or that the treatment given was unreasonable or dangerous.

    With over 17 years of experience, the personal injury lawyers with Malman Law provide free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your rights. Let us defend your legal rights and help put an end to elder abuse by contacting us directly at (312) 983-6193.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    What Constitutes a Wrongful Death?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    In order for family members to file a claim for wrongful death in the state of Illinois, they must be able to prove that the liable party caused the death and, had the deceased person lived, he or she would have been eligible to file for a personal injury claim for the accident. Only the surviving spouse or next of kin can file for a wrongful death claim with a personal injury lawyer.

    Wrongful Death

    A wrongful death occurs when an individual is killed as the direct result of negligence or unjust action of another person or entity. This may include a number of circumstances; however, some of the most common wrongful death cases are due to work related or construction incidents.  According to the Occupational Safety Health Administration and the Department of Labor, construction sites are among some of the most dangerous places to work in the state of Illinois. Wrongful deaths on construction sites may occur due to insufficient safety training, hazardous conditions, and unsafe machinery or tools.

    Examples of Wrongful Death

    Wrongful deaths may also due to car accidents, trucking accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Victims of wrongful death cases involving motor vehicles do not necessarily need to be a driver or passenger; for example, pedestrians and bicyclists account for a number of wrongful death victims due to negligent motor vehicle drivers. Nursing home abuse is another common cause of wrongful death. Some common causes of wrongful death in nursing homes include lack of proper care for cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, pulmonary problems, cancer, and other malignancies. While the cause of death in these circumstances may not be directly the result of human negligence, poor treatment and improper administering of medications may have exacerbated the condition.

    The injury attorneys with Malman Law have represented more than 5,000 personal injury victims in the Chicago area. Contact our office at (312) 983-6193 to set up a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. 

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Legal Profile: Bad Faith Insurance

    Last updated 1 year ago

    The goal of your insurance company is to pay as little as possible for claims, including those related to personal injury. Claims adjusters and insurance company representatives employ a number of tactics to deny full and fair settlements—such as cajoling and even bullying. In some cases, claimants provide information that is seemingly innocent but actually provides insurance representatives the legal leverage they need to deny adequate coverage.

    At Malman Law, we educate our clients to ensure that their legal rights are maintained so they can get the full settlements they deserve. Let our personal injury attorneys defend your rights against bad faith insurance companies by contacting our Chicago firm at (312) 983-6193.

    Disclaimer:

    The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

    Learn the Facts Behind Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Neglect

    Last updated 1 year ago

    While many families turn to nursing homes and elder care communities to provide for their aging loved ones, a number of these facilities end up abusing or neglecting the individuals they are charged with protecting. In fact, one CBS news report showed that approximately 1,600 nursing homes, or one-third of the available facilities, have been cited for elder abuse and neglect. When you or a loved one is suffering from elder abuse or nursing home neglect, it may be time to consult with a personal injury attorney.

    Types of Abuse

    Nursing home abuse refers to both physical and emotional abuse. Physical abuse may be as extreme as battery, choking, forced or unreasonable restraint, and sexual assault—while emotional abuse can include but is not limited to threats, insults, and humiliation. Other types of elder neglect include wrongful or inappropriate care, staff failure to administer medications properly, failure to provide food, and overall lack of sufficient care and attention.

    In some cases, nursing home abuse may also materialize in the form of financial exploitation.

    Signs of Abuse

    Some common signs of nursing home abuse and elder neglect include:

    • Bedsores
    • Unusual bruising, bleeding, or abrasions
    • Malnutrition and changes in weight
    • Unexplained fractures or falls
    • Sepsis
    • Poor hygiene or soiling
    • Infections
    • Loss of hair

    The Illinois nursing Home Care Act provides nursing home residents with a wide array of rights when it comes to nursing home abuse and elder neglect. Victims do not need to prove medical malpractice, but rather need to show that the facility did not provide the proper treatment or that the treatment given was unreasonable or dangerous.

    With over 17 years of experience, the personal injury lawyers with Malman Law provide free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your rights. Let us defend your legal rights and help put an end to elder abuse by contacting us directly at (312) 983-6193.

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