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When seeking justice for nursing home abuse in East Saint Louis, one name stands out: Carlson Bier. Our dedicated attorneys specialize in protecting elders’ rights and advocating for their safety against all scenarios of misconduct. Carlson Bier’s reputation within the field has been garnered through our commitment to victims’ well-being, ensuring they receive the respect, care, and compensation they deserve after enduring nursing home abuse. This unquestionable dedication to clients is what sets us apart from other law firms. We recognize that making the decision to entrust your case with an attorney is not taken lightly; we value this trust greatly and work tirelessly to deliver unparalleled results. With years of proven experience across Illinois, inclusive client-focused service, and a relentless pursuit of justice by holding offenders accountable – it is clear why numerous families have chosen Carlson Bier as their advocate during challenging times like these.

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Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers in East Saint Louis Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we take pride in defending the rights and dignity of individuals who have fallen victim to nursing home abuse. As Illinois-based personal injury lawyers, our seasoned team has diligently served victims across the state for countless years, styled specially towards securing justice for your loved ones while they navigate this harsh reality.

Nursing home abuse is a reprehensible act that preys on the vulnerability inherent in aged care facilities. It encompasses numerous forms of unacceptable conduct such as physical harm, emotional anguish, sexual ill-treatment, financial exploitation, or even neglect. Such unethical practices take a harrowing toll on its recipients and are unacceptable under any circumstances;

– Physical Abuse: Deliberate pain infliction or unnecessary discomfort caused by nursing home staff or residents.

– Emotional Mistreatment: Harassment or intentional torment causing mental distress.

– Sexual Exploitation: Unwanted advances and inappropriate behavior breaching personal boundaries.

– Financial Deceit: Manipulating and taking advantage of personal banking information for unapproved transactions.

– Neglect: Disregarding an individual’s needs which can lead to health problems.

Awareness is critical to alleviate this ever-increasing concern surrounding mistreatment at nursing homes. Crimes frequently go unnoticed due to fear-induced silence from distressed victims. Hence, it’s exceedingly important to familiarize oneself with potential signs of maltreated cases. Clear indicators may include unexplained injuries like bruises or fractures; declining emotional health symbolized by anxiety and depression; suspicious withdrawals from accounts; consistent lack of basic necessities; among others.

As dedicated advocates striving against nursing home abuse within our community here in Illinois, don’t suffer in silence – let us assist you every step along this cumbersome journey towards legal retribution.

We understand courtrooms can be intimidating battlegrounds when your primary focus ought to be recuperating your owed peace – allow us at Carlson Bier to lighten that burden through potent representation rooted in experience and upheld values. Our offerings include a comprehensive gamut of expert legal advice, investigations into reported care homes, collecting evidence to build strong cases, representing plaintiffs against offending parties in court and claiming well-deserved compensation for endured damages.

Our staunch commitment to individual rights holds steadfast under any circumstance. We guarantee competent handling of your case from start to finish by assuring:

– Absolute confidentiality with regards to personal information.

– Prompt responses and clear communication throughout the process.

– Zealous representation in court that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to pursuing justice.

– No hefty upfront costs – our fees are contingent upon successful settlements or verdicts in your favor.

Indeed, nursing home abuse is unconscionable distress inflicted upon some of the most tender-hearted members of our communities. However, armed with awareness and rightful action taken promptly, its prevalence can be significantly curbed. Carlson Bier commits holistically towards this endeavor as an established Illinois-based law firm majoring in personal injury litigation.

Championing your cause is at the heart of all we undertake. We encourage you now more than ever to act on behalf of your loved ones who might be victims of any form of deplorable conditions within nursing homes–reach out today! Have you wondered what such a case could potentially amount to? Well, each instance carries unique complements influenced by different variables. But worry not – simply click on the button below! Discover the probable worth tied up with your claim right away!

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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 East Saint Louis

Pedal Cycle Accidents

Expert in legal advocacy for people injured in bicycle accidents due to others's negligence or risky conditions.

Burn Injuries

Giving expert legal advice for patients of major burn injuries caused by events or negligence.

Physician Misconduct

Ensuring specialist legal assistance for individuals affected by hospital malpractice, including medication mistakes.

Goods Accountability

Managing cases involving defective products, extending specialist legal guidance to victims affected by faulty goods.

Senior Misconduct

Representing the rights of the elderly who have been subjected to abuse in care facilities environments, ensuring justice.

Slip & Stumble Accidents

Specialist in tackling tumble accident cases, providing legal support to individuals seeking recovery for their damages.

Infant Damages

Extending legal support for relatives affected by medical negligence resulting in birth injuries.

Motor Collisions

Mishaps: Focused on guiding patients of car accidents gain reasonable compensation for wounds and damages.

Scooter Crashes

Expert in providing legal support for victims involved in motorcycle accidents, ensuring just recovery for traumas.

18-Wheeler Crash

Extending specialist legal assistance for individuals involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing appropriate settlement for harms.

Worksite Mishaps

Concentrated on assisting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to carelessness or irresponsibility.

Head Harms

Specializing in offering specialized legal advice for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to misconduct.

Canine Attack Harms

Proficient in addressing cases for individuals who have suffered traumas from dog attacks or animal attacks.

Pedestrian Accidents

Specializing in legal support for foot-travelers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering restitution.

Wrongful Death

Striving for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, extending empathetic and skilled legal guidance to ensure restitution.

Spine Damage

Specializing in assisting persons with vertebral damage, offering expert legal guidance to secure redress.

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