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Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

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Birth Injury
$12.0 Million
A mother was given excessive Pitocin during labor which caused brain damage to her newborn child. Shortly after filing the lawsuit, the hospital and doctor offered $12 million to settle the case. This money will be used to take care of the child and give her as full a life as possible under the circumstances.
Birth Injury
$10.0 Million
A routine ultrasound taken just prior to her due date showed that the twins were in fetal distress and emergency procedures needed to be undertaken. The radiologist misread the ultrasound noting it was normal. One of the infants was stillborn at birth and the other infant suffered profound brain damage until the time of his death at the age of 7. The hospital and doctor settled the case for $10 million.
Injured Worker
$8.3 Million
Carpenter was installing panels at a local job site and fell from a hydraulic lift resulting in serious injuries.
Emergency Room Error
$8.0 Million
A woman was mistakenly given a death penalty drug when she was admitted to a hospital with a stomach ache. The drug, which is a paralytic agent, caused the woman to stop breathing. She went into cardiac arrest and although she was rescued by the emergency room doctor, she suffered brain damage.
$7.0 Million
A young girl was injured in a collision when her mother had to swerve in order to avoid a Pace Van. The mother of an 18-month-old who sustained a lacerated liver after a medical-transportation van allegedly cut off the mother’s minivan and caused it to crash has settled her lawsuit for $7 million.
Fall at Work
$3.75 Million
An apprentice plumber fell through the floor of Trump Tower landing on the concrete below. He sustained injuries to his back, shoulder, and ankle. He was able to return to work following the accident.
Auto Accident
$3.5 Million
Settlement obtained for a 52-year old woman who suffered a broken leg after a car accident. According to the radiologist at the hospital, he reported a blood clot that was in danger of moving to her lungs, but her reporting doctors claimed they never received the report.
Head Injury
$3.5 Million
In 2012, Trapp & Geller settled a case against the general contractor and others in the amount of $3.5 million for negligence in allowing a support beam to fall, striking a laborer's head. The laborer suffered herniated discs in the neck.
Wrongful Death
$2.5 Million
A truck driver was standing on a roadway waiting for assistance after his truck broke down. A passing truck struck him resulting in his death.
Rear-End Collision
$2.3 Million
A 26- year old woman, while waiting in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant, was struck from behind injuring her shoulder. The injury developed into a rare nerve disorder called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse Attorneys in Chicago

Selected as “Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago” By Super Lawyers®

If your loved one was injured due to nursing home neglect or abuse, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Taking action can not only achieve justice and compensation for your loved one but also protect others from the same harmful treatment.

At Trapp & Geller, our nursing home negligence attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured and abused elderly people. For more than 30 years, we have obtained millions in compensation for clients who have suffered serious injuries and families who have lost loved ones due to injuries or neglect at nursing homes.

Contact us online or by telephone at (312) 368-1444 to discuss your case with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer in Chicago.

When we place family members in nursing homes or long-term care centers, we expect the institution to care for their needs and protect them from harm. Sadly, in many cases, nursing homes fail in their obligations, and elderly residents are left to suffer serious injuries, and even wrongful death.

Whatever the cause of nursing home neglect, the injuries can cause elderly residents to live their days in pain and fear, when they should be enjoying peace, comfort, and personal attention. Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of the injured and obtaining fair and just compensation for our clients.

What Is Nursing Home Negligence?

Trapp & Geller’s lawyers have worked in many nursing home negligence cases.

Some common examples of injuries are:

  • Bedsores (pressure sores, decubitus ulcers)
  • Restraint injuries
  • Malnutrition/dehydration
  • Medication errors
  • Nursing home slip and falls
  • Fractures and burns
  • Injuries caused by wandering off/elopement

What Constitutes Nursing Home Negligence?

Federal and state laws require nursing homes protect and promote the rights of each resident.

Nursing homes are responsible for the services of each resident they house; however, in many cases, nursing home negligence is a result of cost-cutting measures and improper staffing by the institutions. Nursing homes are unable or unwilling to hire enough staff members, leaving too few qualified staff members to care for residents.

Nursing homes in Illinois are regulated and inspected by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and in many times in conjunction with U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Talk To A Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer In Chicago Today!

We offer free initial consultations and bill on a contingent fee basis. Tell us about your nursing home negligence case today.

Contact us online or by telephone at (312) 368-1444 to discuss your case with an experienced Chicago nursing home negligence and abuse attorney. We don’t get paid unless you get paid.

What Is the Nursing Home Reform Act?

Due to widespread nursing home negligence, the federal government passed the Nursing Home Reform Act in 1987. According to, it states that any nursing home participating in federal funding must “provide services and activities to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident in accordance with a written plan of care.”

Those participating in Medicare and/or Medicaid must:

  • Be free from discrimination
  • Be free from abuse and neglect
  • Allow residents to exercise their rights as a U.S. citizen
  • Have protections against involuntary transfer or discharge
  • Have your representative notified when needed
  • Get proper medical care
  • Be treated with respect
  • Be free from restraints
  • Allow residents to participate in activities
  • Allow resident to spend time with visitors
  • Allow resident to form or participate in resident groups
  • Provide proper privacy, property, and living arrangements
  • Allow resident to manage their own money
  • Provide information on services and fees
  • Allow resident to file complaints

Why Choose Trapp & Geller?

We Win. We Guide. We Produce.
More than 25 Years of Experience

Trapp & Geller has a passion for protecting the rights of the injured. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge to provide you with the highest legal advocacy. We will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve.

Customized Legal Strategies

Each of our attorneys is in it to win your case as much of you are and take pride in getting the best possible result. With that, your dedicated attorney is always available and will even text you regarding your goals and case.

Responsive & Informative

Our attorneys work with you one-on-one and make sure that, at every step of the process, you are fully aware of your case. We are fighting for your rights and always make sure that we are doing what is best for you.

Over $400 Million Recovered

The attorneys at Trapp & Geller have the experience and knowledge to not only win, but to win BIG. When you entrust our team with your case, you can rest assured that we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation.

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