After learning of nursing home neglect, victims’ families may be horrified. Should you choose to pursue compensation against a negligent nursing home, you may be able to recover a sizeable settlement in Illinois.
Nursing home negligence and abuse settlements vary in Illinois. Your settlement amount will depend on the financial and emotional damages you incurred as a victim of nursing home abuse and the available evidence against a negligent nursing home. The damages available to certain family members of wrongful death victims also vary substantially in Illinois. Regardless, eligible plaintiffs can often recover economic, non-economic, and punitive damages when our attorneys prove a fault in an Illinois nursing home neglect lawsuit.
Our lawyers are dedicated to helping victims and families of victims hold negligent nursing homes accountable in Illinois. For a free and confidential case evaluation with the Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Wruck Paupore, call us today at (219) 322-1166.
If you or your loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect and abuse in Illinois, it is important to seek help from our attorneys and learn about your options for recovery. Though settlements in these cases tend to vary in Illinois, victims can recover compensation for certain losses related to nursing home neglect and abuse.
Settlements from nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits in Illinois vary. In Illinois, there is no limit on economic or non-economic damages in nursing home abuse lawsuits, meaning victims stand to recover total compensation for the losses they incurred because of a negligent nursing home’s actions. In order to recover compensation of any kind, victims must prove a defendant’s fault. Our attorneys can accomplish this by gathering evidence of negligence on behalf of a nursing home or staff member in Illinois.
Often, settlements from nursing home negligence and abuse lawsuits are substantial, as nursing homes are eager to keep details regarding their wrongdoings out of the public sphere. Of course, since each case is unique and victims sustain different emotional and financial damages from neglect, settlements differ dramatically from case to case and the only way to reliably evaluate the potential value of your case is to speak with a qualified lawyer. To learn more about the anticipated settlement in your case, reach out to our Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys.
Wrongful death claims are difficult to navigate for families in Illinois. When a loved one’s untimely death is due to negligence on behalf of a nursing home, a nursing home that you trusted to take care of your family member, their passing can be even more devastating. Depending on your relationship with a victim, you may be able to recover compensation via a nursing home wrongful death claim in Illinois.
In wrongful death claims, close relatives of victims stand to recover considerable compensation for the impact a loved one’s untimely death has had on their lives, financially and emotionally. Generally, a victim’s surviving spouse and next of kin are eligible to recover compensation through a nursing home wrongful death claim in Illinois.
The exact amount eligible family members can recover will depend on their financial losses, emotional damages, and their ability to prove fault in a nursing home wrongful death claim. Our Illinois personal injury attorneys can help your family pursue litigation against a negligent party so that you can hold it accountable for the wrongs done to your deceased loved one.
Nursing home neglect and abuse lawsuits can be emotionally draining for victims and their families in Illinois. Negligence might lead to serious medical injuries and possibly even death for victims. In Illinois, eligible parties can recover compensation for both financial and emotional damages in a nursing home neglect settlement. In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded in Illinois.
In Illinois, economic damages are often included in nursing home abuse lawsuit settlements. Economic damages attempt to cover the financial impact of abuse on a victim’s life. For example, if abuse has led to injuries or worsened medical conditions for victims, they may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses related to their recovery. Suppose negligence has led to a victim’s death. In that case, eligible family members may be able to recover economic damages for costs related to funeral and burial expenses in a nursing home wrongful death settlement in Illinois.
Learning that your loved one has been the victim of nursing home neglect or abuse can be shocking. The emotional impact such abuse might have on a victim is profound, as neglect can lead to a reduced quality of life and other issues. Because of this, victims can often recover non-economic damages with help from our Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys. Suppose a loved one dies due to neglect. In that case, eligible family members may be able to recover non-economic damages to compensate them for certain losses, such as grief, mental suffering, and loss of companionship.
Nursing homes are entrusted with caring for seniors and those in need of additional support. When that trust is broken because of negligent care, a judge or jury may award punitive damages to a victim or their family. In Illinois, punitive damages are used to punish defendants, not to compensate victims. Illinois has no cap on punitive damages for nursing home abuse or wrongful death claims. Punitive damages will be unavailable if your case settles out of court and does not go to trial in Illinois.
If you or a loved one is a victim of nursing home neglect in Illinois, reach out to our lawyers. For a free case evaluation with the Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Wruck Paupore, call today at (219) 322-1166.
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More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.
In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.
Jason -- and our entire team -- put this inside knowledge to work to force insurance companies to pay what is actually owed. Often, we use the insurance company’s own tactics against them as we fight for the full compensation our client deserves.
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Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.
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