Nursing Home Injury Laws: Illinois

il flag.jpgHard to believe, but since we initiated Nursing Home Injury Laws last year, we have helped many families get the resources they need following an injury or death of a loved one in a nursing home or medical facility.

Nursing Home Injury Laws, has links and resources related to some of the most commonly encountered nursing home injuries including: medication errors, falls, elopement, sexual abuse and bed sores.

Though many nursing home injury cases involve similar fact patterns, the cases need to be evaluated on an individualized basis, due to the individual state’s laws. Over the next few weeks I will focus on the state of nursing home care within specific states as well as the applicable state laws.

As with all state and federal laws, the laws can change rapidly as lawmakers continually tinker with the system.  Therefore, I strongly urge you to consult with a nursing home lawyer, to discuss your legal options before taking any legal action.


Number of Nursing Homes: 783

Statute Of Limitations: 2 years

Damage Caps: None

Applicable State Laws: Nursing Home Care Act (210 ILCS 45), Elder Abuse and Neglect Act – (320 ILCS 20)

Illinois Nursing Home News: The Illinois Supreme Court will soon be rendering an opinion whether the family of a deceased nursing home patient is entitled to punitive damages under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.  Presently, there is ambiguity as to the applicability of The Act in cases where a patients death was related to willful and wanton conduct on the part of the nursing home.

For more information on nursing homes in Chicago look here. For laws related to Illinois nursing homes, look here.

Related Nursing Homes Abuse Blog Entries Regarding Illinois Nursing Homes:

The Illinois Nursing Home Act & Resident Rights

Chicago Nursing Homes Not Making The Grade

Illinois Nursing Home Settles Lawsuit Involving Multiple Falls Of Resident

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric