Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers may be able to file a lawsuit against the long-term care facility that abused or neglected your loved one. Compensation can help pay for access to a safer nursing home, medical bills, and more.

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought for victims injured through no fault of their own. Let our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers pursue justice for your family.

Why Choose Our Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, our skilled nursing home abuse attorneys in Illinois are compassionate with those who turn to us — and relentless with those who’ve done them wrong.

If you have a case, we’ll fight to hold your loved one’s abuser accountable and pursue the most compensation possible from the institution that allowed this abuse to take place.

Learn how our firm stands out from the rest:

  • Decades of Experience: For more than 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought on behalf of clients injured through no fault of their own.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees. We only get paid if we recover compensation for you.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve recovered over $273 Million in nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts.

Our Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys strive to make filing a lawsuit as easy as possible by handling every step of the legal process for you.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our Illinois nursing home abuse law firm can help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect in Illinois

Illinois nursing homes are meant to provide a safe, caring environment for senior citizens. Yet when facilities fail to meet these standards, nursing home abuse or neglect may occur and put the well-being of residents at risk.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including:

  • Physical abuse: Violence or unnecessary force against a resident can result in injuries and leave them feeling scared or unsafe within the facility.
  • Elder neglect: If staff members fail to meet a resident's basic needs, like providing them with proper nutrition or hygiene assistance, it may be considered neglect. This lack of care can lead to physical and mental decline.
  • Sexual abuse: Inappropriate sexual contact between a staff member and a resident may result in injuries, infections, and emotional trauma.

There are 685 nursing homes in Illinois, and 247 of these homes have serious deficiencies that are believed to put residents in immediate danger.

Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to the facilities responsible for your loved one’s injuries and seek justice on their behalf.

Contact us now for a free case review to see if our nursing home abuse lawyers in Illinois can help your family.

Signs of Abuse in Nursing Homes

Recognizing the signs of nursing home abuse is crucial to getting your loved one out of a potentially harmful situation. When you visit them or talk over the phone, you should be aware of any shifts in their physical or emotional state.

Signs of abuse in nursing homes can include:

  • Bedsores or pressure ulcers
  • Behavioral changes, like acting withdrawn or agitated
  • Dehydration or malnutrition
  • Poor hygiene and unsanitary living conditions
  • Unaddressed medical issues
  • Unexplained injuries, like cuts, bruises, or broken bones
  • Weight loss

If you suspect that your loved one is experiencing nursing home abuse, it's important to take action immediately. You can report the abuse to the facility’s administration, a long-term care ombudsman, or the Illinois Department of Public Health.

One nursing home patient in Hillside was found dehydrated, malnourished, and with bedsores. He had to undergo a leg amputation and passed away just two weeks later after gangrene set in.

At Sokolove Law, our nursing home neglect attorneys in Illinois can also help you take steps to protect your family member and hold those responsible for their suffering accountable.

Who Can an Illinois Nursing Home Lawyer Help?

By getting help from our nursing home abuse lawyers in Illinois, you may be able to secure the compensation needed to relocate yourself or a loved one to a safer environment that can provide the care you deserve.

You may be able to work with an Illinois nursing home lawyer if:

  • You experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • You’re the immediate family member or estate representative of an elder abuse victim

If your family member passed away due to suspected nursing home abuse or neglect, you may still be able to take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility where they lived.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify for compensation from a nursing home abuse lawsuit. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How to File an Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys strive to make filing an Illinois nursing home abuse lawsuit as stress-free as possible. We can handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on supporting your loved one through this challenging time.

In general, our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers can:

  • Provide you with a free case review to determine if you may be eligible to take legal action against those responsible for your loved one’s suffering
  • Gather evidence like medical records, witness testimony, and more to prove abuse or neglect took place and that the staff or nursing home was responsible
  • File your nursing home abuse lawsuit before any legal deadlines pass
  • Negotiate an elder abuse settlement with the defendant(s), which may allow you to receive compensation without going to court

If a settlement is unable to be reached, our nursing home neglect attorneys in Illinois are prepared to present your case in court and fight for a verdict on your behalf.

Our Past Illinois Nursing Home Settlements

We’ve secured over $273 Million for victims of nursing home abuse and their families nationwide. While the average nursing home abuse settlement is around $400,000, we've recovered much higher payouts for many clients.

Some of our past nursing home abuse settlements and verdicts include:

  • $1.2 Million for a Chicago nursing home resident who suffered severe bedsores and kidney infection from neglect
  • $2 Million to the family of a woman who passed away after her catheter wasn’t changed and became infected
  • $1.5 Million for a nursing home resident with stage 4 bedsores
  • $1.35 Million to a patient who sustained a shoulder injury in a care facility
  • $1.11 Million for a woman who suffered a heart attack
  • $525,000 to a Hazel Crest woman whose mother was hospitalized after developing stage 4 bedsores and sepsis
  • $500,000 for a Rantoul man whose wife suffered injuries from nursing home abuse

Compensation from a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Illinois can help pay for your loved one’s transfer to a safer facility, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

Nursing home abuse case values will vary depending on the unique details of each case, but our experienced lawyers know how to gather the evidence necessary to maximize compensation.

While there’s never a guarantee of results, our Illinois elder abuse lawyers will fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if you may qualify for Illinois nursing home settlements during a free case review.

Deadlines to Filing a Nursing Home Lawsuit in Illinois

You only have a limited amount of time to file a nursing home abuse lawsuit in Illinois due to a state law called the statute of limitations.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your loved one's suffering ever again.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us now to find out if we can help you pursue compensation for elder abuse or neglect.

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Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers will pursue the maximum compensation possible from those responsible. Let Sokolove Law fight for your family.

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Let Our Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers in Illinois Help

At Sokolove Law, our nursing home neglect lawyers in Illinois have decades of experience supporting those who have suffered abuse at the hands of their caregivers.

Our nursing home abuse law firm has recovered millions on behalf of Illinois patients and their families. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our team.

We’re committed to providing you with the personal attention your case deserves. We have the resources necessary to stand up to large long-term care facilities and make sure your loved one is protected.

Let us fight for the justice you deserve. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form to get a free, no-obligation case review.

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Illinois Nursing Home Lawyer FAQs

How to file a complaint against a nursing home in Illinois?

To file a complaint against a nursing home in Illinois, you can contact:

  • The facility’s administrators
  • A long-term care ombudsman
  • Local law enforcement
  • The Illinois Department of Public Health

You can also contact an IL nursing home attorney for help pursuing justice and compensation on your loved one’s behalf.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to find out if our team can help you take legal action for nursing home neglect.

What are nursing home laws in Illinois?

Nursing home laws in Illinois are established by the Nursing Home Care Act, which protects the rights of residents and outlines standards for their care and treatment.

Illinois has regulations enforced by the Department of Public Health that govern licensing, staffing requirements, safety standards, and quality of care in nursing homes.

What are types of nursing home abuse?

In general, nursing home abuse can encompass any sort of physical mistreatment of a nursing home resident.

There are many types of nursing home abuse, including:

  • Physical abuse, which can include hitting, pushing, or other uses of force
  • Neglect or failure to provide necessary care to a resident
  • Any form of unwanted sexual contact

If you suspect your loved one is being abused, contact us now to see if a nursing home abuse attorney can help you file a lawsuit and protect their well-being.

What is your responsibility following suspected abuse in a nursing home?

If you suspect your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you should report it immediately to prevent the abuse from continuing.

Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers can work with you to hold the abuser and the long-term care facilities accountable to potentially protect other residents from experiencing abuse in the future.

What is the fear of retaliation in nursing homes?

The fear of retaliation in nursing homes is a concern that residents will face further mistreatment if they raise concerns about their care or if their family speaks out about issues with the facility.

This fear has caused many Illinois nursing home residents to stay silent in the face of abuse. Sokolove Law is here to be a voice for those who’ve been harmed and protect residents from backlash after speaking out.

How long does it take to settle a nursing home lawsuit in Illinois?

It depends. The length of time it takes to settle a nursing home lawsuit in Illinois is based on how much evidence there is in your case, what the facility offers as a potential payment, and more.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.

What is an example of neglect in a nursing home?

Nursing home neglect is when caregivers fail to provide adequate care, attention, and support to residents, which can impact their well-being.

Examples of neglect in a nursing home include not:

  • Changing soiled clothes or bedding
  • Making sure residents stay hydrated
  • Requesting dental care or other medical services when needed
  • Showering or bathing residents frequently

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing neglect at their nursing home, it’s important to talk with them about your concerns and file a report if necessary.

An Illinois nursing home neglect lawyer can help determine if any wrongdoing has taken place — and whether or not you may be able to take legal action.

What are the worst nursing homes in Illinois?

The worst nursing homes in Illinois receive poor ratings on staffing, health inspections, and quality measures. When assessed by the federal government, these facilities scored “much below average,” and some have been cited for abuse.

Over 220 nursing homes in IL have received a 1-star rating from the government, including:

  • Accolade Healthcare of Savoy
  • Aliya of Oak Lawn
  • Allure of the Quad Cities
  • Dedham Healthcare
  • Belleville Healthcare Center
  • Bria of Alton
  • Claridge Healthcare Center
  • Farmer City Rehab & Healthcare
  • Havana Health Care Center
  • Lakefront Nursing & Rehab Center
  • Mayfield Care and Rehab
  • Oak Park Oasis
  • Pearl Pavilion
  • Royal Oaks Care Center
  • Southgate Health Care Center
  • Tuscola Health Care Center
  • Willow Rose Rehab & Health

If your loved one experienced abuse or neglect at a nursing home in Illinois, our team can fight to hold those responsible for their suffering accountable.

Get a free case review now to see if we can help you secure justice from a nursing home abuse lawsuit.

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB) - A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Illinois Nursing Home Rating

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collects information on each of the nursing homes in Illinois and provides them with a rating between 1 and 5. These ratings are calculated using data on a care facility’s health inspections, staffing, and quality measures.

A 1-star rating labels a nursing home as “much below average,” while a 5-star rating indicates a facility that is “much above average.” These ratings can help you find a nursing home capable of providing your loved one with excellent care.

List of Illinois Nursing Homes and Their Ratings

  • Archer Heights Healthcare
    4437 South Cicero
    Chicago, IL 60632
    Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Bria of Forest Edge
    8001 South Western Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60620
    Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Celebrate Senior Living Niles
    7000 North Newark
    Niles, IL 60714
    Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Hillview Senior Living & Rehab
    512 North 11th Street
    Vienna, IL 62995
    Overall Rating: 4/5
  • Manor Court of Clinton
    1 Park Lane West
    Clinton, IL 61727
    Overall Rating: 1/5
  • Norwood Crossing
    6016 North Nina Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60631
    Overall Rating: 3/5
  • Oak Crest
    2944 Greenwood Acres Drive
    Dekalb, IL 60115
    Overall Rating: 5/5
  • Shawnee Rose Care Center
    1000 West Sloan Street
    Harrisburg, IL 62946
    Overall Rating: 2/5
  • St. Clara’s Rehab & Senior Care
    1450 Castle Manor Drive
    Lincoln, IL 62656
    Overall Rating: 3/5

Local Illinois Areas We Serve

Sokolove Law has experience helping thousands of people across the country, including many families in Illinois.

We serve the following locations around Illinois:

  • Arlington Heights
  • Aurora
  • Bartlett
  • Belleville
  • Berwyn
  • Bloomington
  • Bolingbrook
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Carol Stream
  • Carpentersville
  • Champaign
  • Chicago
  • Cicero
  • Crystal Lake
  • DeKalb
  • Decatur
  • Des Plaines
  • Downers Grove
  • Elgin
  • Elmhurst
  • Evanston
  • Glenview
  • Hanover Park
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Joliet
  • Lombard
  • Moline
  • Mount Prospect
  • Naperville
  • Normal
  • Oak Lawn
  • Oak Park
  • Orland Park
  • Palatine
  • Park Ridge
  • Peoria
  • Plainfield
  • Quincy
  • Rock Island
  • Rockford
  • Romeoville
  • Schaumburg
  • Skokie
  • Springfield
  • Streamwood
  • Tinley Park
  • Urbana
  • Waukegan
  • Wheaton
  • Wheeling

Illinois Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help nursing home abuse victims and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Illinois.

Some of the zip codes we serve include:

  • 60004
  • 60014
  • 60016
  • 60056
  • 60073
  • 60085
  • 60120
  • 60123
  • 60126
  • 60148
  • 60402
  • 60411
  • 60435
  • 60440
  • 60453
  • 60505
  • 60506
  • 60586
  • 60608
  • 60609
  • 60613
  • 60614
  • 60616
  • 60617
  • 60618
  • 60619
  • 60620
  • 60622
  • 60623
  • 60625
  • 60626
  • 60628
  • 60629
  • 60630
  • 60632
  • 60634
  • 60637
  • 60638
  • 60639
  • 60640
  • 60641
  • 60643
  • 60644
  • 60645
  • 60647
  • 60649
  • 60651
  • 60657
  • 60804
  • 61761

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