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About Carlson Bier Associates

Victims of nursing home abuse in the Chicago Loop can confidently turn to Carlson Bier for committed representation. Our firm possesses a renowned track record when defending those who have suffered from this appalling practice. At Carlson Bier, our attorneys are seasoned in litigating against facilities that violate the rights and dignity of their residents. We comprehend the intricate legalities revolving around Illinois’ Nursing Home Care Act which safeguards residents from physical, emotional or financial exploitation. Further, we utilize an aggressive approach while simultaneously projecting empathy towards victims and families affected by such behavior. Over the course of numerous successful cases, we’ve been effective in procuring substantial compensation ensuring—covering medical bills to pain and suffering caused by neglectful care-providers—is accessed swiftly. By choosing Carlson Bier as your law representatives during these trying moments will undoubtedly provide dedicated support inevitably demanded through such experiences – allowing you frankness concerning possible outcomes – thus aiding informed decisions with invaluable experience at your behest.

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in Chicago Loop Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we specialize in the domain of personal injury law and have developed a strong reputation for our commitment to safeguarding the rights of individuals who may have been victimized by nursing home abuse throughout Illinois. Understanding that elder abuse is a grave matter, it constitutes one of the primary areas where our legal expertise is directed towards.

Nursing home abuse can take many forms – physical harm, neglect, emotional mistreatment or even financial exploitation. Each category carries its distinctive signs that loved ones should stay vigilant about. For instance:

– Physical harm could be indicated by unexplained injuries like bruises, cuts or sustained fractures.

– Neglect might manifest through bedsores, poor hygiene practices, sudden weight loss or lack of appropriate medical attention.

– Emotional mistreatment can be difficult to detect but look out for symptoms like depression, withdrawal or drastic changes in behavior.

– Financial exploitation often surfaces as unusual banking activities or modifications made in wills and powers of attorney without proper explanation.

If you observe any such indications hinting at possible abuse endured by your elderly family members within their nursing homes’ confines, consult legal counsel immediately. Our team at Carlson Bier is ready to stand with you during these troubling times. We are not merely attorneys; consider us an extended support system capable of providing practical advice on investigating instances of potential abuse while simultaneously advocating your case relentlessly against parties responsible.

Our objective isn’t just restricted to pursuing justice for victims; we firmly believe in equipping families with relevant information regarding preventative measures too. Knowledge functions as an effective shield against future incidents – understanding residents’ rights under Illinois state laws and regular communication being key strategies amongst others.

At Carlson Bier, we approach each case uniquely given its distinct circumstances. We recognize that every situation demands tailored strategy suiting individual experiences because applying a ‘one size fits all’ approach fails to do justice when dealing with serious matters like nursing home abuse cases.

Our dedicated commitment to the cause is echoed by our band of zealous attorneys who leave no stone unturned in handling your case with expertise and empathy. We’re known for navigating complex legal challenges adeptly, together with providing compassionate counsel every step of the way. As we respect client-confidentiality highly, rest assured knowing that your circumstances will be treated with utmost sensitivity.

Although compensatory damages varies depending on each case’s individual characteristics, having a seasoned team like ours at Carlson Bier enhances the possibility of obtaining maximum recovery allowable under Illinois law. Financial compensation often covers medical bills related to abuse injuries, rehabilitation costs, mental anguish suffered by victims and sometimes includes punitive damages imposed upon perpetrators as well.

As experts committed to championing rights of abused elders in nursing homes throughout Illinois, it’s our sincere hope that none ever need utilize such services but should you find yourself facing this harsh reality – remember Carlson Bier stands ready for action!

We invite you to explore further how much value our expertise may potentially bring into your unique situation. Connect with us today because understanding worth of your case forms an essential part of deciding next steps – click the button below and give voice to yours! Your journey towards justice starts here, at Carlson Bier where we pledge unwavering fight against all forms of elder abuses lurking within nursing home premises throughout Illinois.

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Notable Illinois Appellate Wins

Moruzzi v. CCC Servs., Inc., 2020 IL App (2d) 190411, 171 N.E.3d 61
Background: Insured motorist filed action against insurer for declaratory judgment seeking construction of automobile insurance policy issued to insured and that was in effect when insured was injured by an underinsured driver. The Circuit Court, DuPage County, Bonnie M. Wheaton, J., granted the insurer's motions for summary judgment. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Zenoff, J., held that:1 medical payments reduction clause in automobile insurance policy conflicted with underinsured motorist provisions so as to render reduction clause ambiguous, and thus medical payment benefits were deductible from insured's damages;2 law firm representing insured did not create common fund or common funds when it reached settlement with underinsured motorist, and thus law firm was not entitled to recover fees under common-fund doctrine; and3 collateral estoppel did not bar automobile insurers from litigating whether common-fund doctrine applied in insured motorist's declaratory judgment action.Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
Maier v. CC Servs., Inc., 2019 IL App (3d) 170640, 132 N.E.3d 795
Background: After insured, who was injured in automobile collision with another driver, recovered full liability limits of driver's policy, she filed amended complaint for declaratory judgment against her own automobile insurer, alleging that insurer breached contractual duty to pay for insured's damages in accordance with uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage in insured's policy and that insurer acted in bad faith in denying insured such coverage. The Circuit Court, La Salle County, Troy D. Holland, J., granted the insurer's motion to dismiss claims as time-barred. Insured appealed.The Appellate Court ruled that neither the insurer nor the insured could add amended policy provisions to the court record. It was decided that the policy's requirement for a written arbitration demand applied to both uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. The court found that a letter from the insured's attorney to the insurer wasn't a valid arbitration demand nor a proof of loss to toll the statute of limitations. Finally, the insurer was permitted to use the defense based on the two-year statute of limitations period. The court's decision was affirmed.
Econ. Premier Assurance Co. v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., 2021 IL App (1st) 192364-U
Holding: The circuit court's order that granted defendant's motion for summary judgment and denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment was proper where defendant had no duty to indemnify its insured with respect to the underlying complaint and therefore plaintiff was not entitled to recover against defendant on its subrogation or unjust enrichment claims; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Westerheide, 2023 IL App (5th) 220343-U
Holding: The court affirmed judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff where the defendant failed to make a written demand for arbitration within two years from the date of the accident as required by the underinsured provisions of the defendant's automotive insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Olsak, 2022 IL App (1st) 200695, 216 N.E.3d 291
In a complex legal case, an insurer sought to avoid defending or indemnifying a hockey player under a policy issued to the player's stepfather after the player was sued for assaulting his coach. The initial Circuit Court ruling favored the insurer, but the Appellate Court reversed this decision, leading to a protracted legal battle. Ultimately, the Appellate Court determined the insurer was liable only up to the $3 million policy limit and found the insurer's four-year delay in seeking a declaratory judgment to be reasonable. This case highlights important aspects of insurance litigation and policy limit liabilities.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Durkin Elec. Co., Inc., 2022 IL App (1st) 210293-U, appeal denied, 199 N.E.3d 1187 (Ill. 2022)
Holding: The circuit court's order that denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment and found that defendant was an additional insured under the policy was proper. The circuit court's order that denied defendant's motion for summary judgment and found that plaintiff did not have a duty to defend or indemnify defendant under the policy was proper; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Groen, 2017 IL App (4th) 160028, 69 N.E.3d 911
Background: Uninsured motorist (UM) carrier brought action against insured for declaratory judgment that it owed no benefits since workers' compensation received by insured exceeded policy limits. The Circuit Court, Sangamon County, Chris Perrin, J., entered summary judgment in favor of the carrier. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Harris, J., held that:1 employer's medical payments entitled carrier to setoff, and2 setoff clauses were enforceable.Affirmed.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Frobish, 2021 IL App (3d) 190473-U
Holding: Allegations in the underlying complaint that a township employee caused property damage by excavating and digging out a ditch failed to impose a duty to defend under township employee's individual farm insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Jones, 2018 IL App (1st) 173154-U
Holding: The judgment of the circuit court of Cook County is affirmed; plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment on its claim for a declaratory judgment that it has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured against the underlying complaint because the loss claimed in the underlying complaint is subject to an exclusion. The court held that it would also enter judgment for plaintiff because the underlying complaint does not allege an “occurrence” causing bodily injury within the meaning of the policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Schmitt, 2021 IL App (5th) 190173-U
Holding: The appellate court reversed and remanded the judgment of the circuit court where plaintiff had no duty to defend its insured and thus was not stopped from raising policy defenses to coverage for the underlying tort action contained in the amended declaratory action.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Livorsi Marine, Inc., 222 Ill. 2d 303, 856 N.E.2d 338 (2006) (the late Keith Carlson)
Liability insurer brought action against insureds for a declaratory judgment based on failure to provide timely notice of lawsuits against them. The Circuit Court, Cook County, Stephen A. Schiller, J., entered judgment for the insurer. Insureds appealed. The Appellate Court, Wolfson, J., 358 Ill.App.3d 880, 295 Ill.Dec. 665, 833 N.E.2d 871, affirmed. Leave to appeal was granted.Holdings: The Supreme Court, Garman, J., held that:1 if the insurer did not receive reasonable notice of an occurrence or a lawsuit, the policyholder may not recover under the policy, regardless of whether the lack of reasonable notice prejudiced the insurer, overruling Rice v. AAA Aerostar, Inc., 294 Ill.App.3d 801, 229 Ill.Dec. 20, 690 N.E.2d 1067, and Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Baur's Opera House, Inc., 296 Ill.App.3d 1011, 230 Ill.Dec. 624, 694 N.E.2d 593, and2 insured did not need to prove that it was prejudiced by delayed notice of lawsuits.Affirmed.
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Nursing Home | Elder Abuse FAQ​

The signs and symptoms of nursing home abuse or neglect can vary depending on the type of abuse or neglect that is occurring. However, some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Physical abuse: This could include bruises, cuts, fractures, and other injuries.
  • Emotional abuse: This could include verbal abuse, intimidation, and isolation.
  • Sexual abuse: This could include sexual touching, intercourse, and other sexual acts.
  • Neglect: This could include malnutrition, dehydration, and poor hygiene.

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused or neglected in a nursing home, you should:

  • Report your suspicions to the nursing home administrator.
  • Contact the local ombudsman, who is an advocate for nursing home residents.
  • File a complaint with the state’s department of health or human services.
  • Contact a nursing home abuse lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and can represent you in court if necessary.

As a family member of a nursing home abuse or neglect victim, you have the right to:

  • Visit your loved one at any time.
  • Have access to your loved one’s medical records.
  • Be informed of your loved one’s care plan and treatment.
  • File a complaint against the nursing home if you believe your loved one is being abused or neglected.

Yes, you may be able to file a lawsuit for nursing home abuse or neglect if your loved one has been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of the nursing home. A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you understand your rights and options, and can represent you in court if necessary.

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Areas of Practice in Chicago Loop

Cycling Crashes

Expert in legal support for clients injured in bicycle accidents due to others' carelessness or risky conditions.

Flame Damages

Giving adept legal help for people of severe burn injuries caused by incidents or recklessness.

Healthcare Incompetence

Providing experienced legal support for clients affected by physician malpractice, including misdiagnosis.

Merchandise Liability

Managing cases involving defective products, supplying expert legal help to victims affected by harmful products.

Aged Mistreatment

Defending the rights of seniors who have been subjected to neglect in care facilities environments, ensuring fairness.

Trip and Tumble Incidents

Skilled in dealing with slip and fall accident cases, providing legal support to persons seeking compensation for their damages.

Newborn Damages

Providing legal help for relatives affected by medical carelessness resulting in birth injuries.

Car Incidents

Crashes: Focused on guiding individuals of car accidents get reasonable settlement for damages and impairment.

Scooter Crashes

Specializing in providing representation for bikers involved in two-wheeler accidents, ensuring adequate recompense for traumas.

Semi Incident

Providing professional legal assistance for victims involved in semi accidents, focusing on securing appropriate claims for injuries.

Worksite Incidents

Focused on supporting laborers or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to oversights or irresponsibility.

Cognitive Harms

Specializing in delivering expert legal assistance for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to carelessness.

Dog Bite Harms

Adept at dealing with cases for victims who have suffered harms from puppy bites or wildlife encounters.

Foot-traveler Collisions

Focused on legal representation for pedestrians involved in accidents, providing dedicated assistance for recovering recovery.

Unwarranted Demise

Fighting for families affected by a wrongful death, offering understanding and experienced legal representation to ensure restitution.

Neural Injury

Focused on supporting patients with backbone trauma, offering compassionate legal support to secure settlement.

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