Bed Sores And Lawsuits Concerning Associated Injuries

Bed sores, as discussed extensively on this site, can lead to a broad range of serious injuries and associated adverse health conditions. One of the most common reasons for filing a nursing home neglect lawsuit concern the formation and accompanying harm caused by bed sores. In these suits, neglectful health care is often alleged. If the injuries and harm caused by bed sores lead to the death of a person, relevant parties often choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Bed sores (also commonly referred to as pressure sores, bedsores, and pressure injuries) can be highly problematical – especially if they are allowed to worsen in severity. Pressure sores, and the harm they can cause, are further discussed on the “Pressure Sores” page. An excerpt:

Regardless of why the pressure sores have developed, it is absolutely imperative that they are treated immediately in a proper manner.  This is so that they don’t worsen in condition, which can lead to a range of various adverse health conditions – and possibly lead to death.  There have been many recent lawsuits – some in the Chicago area as well as elsewhere in Illinois – in which bedsores have been alleged to have caused serious injuries to nursing home residents, and in some cases – as seen in wrongful death lawsuits – the deaths of nursing home residents.

A recent Southern Illinois lawsuit in which the formation and worsening of bed sores is alleged is discussed in the September 19, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Willow Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center named in wrongful death suit.” An excerpt concerning the decedent, Lisa Stanton, and the alleged negligent care she received prior to her death:

According to the complaint, Stanton was admitted to Willow Creek Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in May 2016. As a result of the nursing facility’s negligence, Stanton suffered an urinary tract infection, severe bed sores and deep tissue injuries. She died later that month. The plaintiff alleges the nursing facility failed to implement preventive measures to avoid pressure ulcers and infections.

Additional details regarding bed sores and the severe harm they can cause can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Illinois Lawsuit Over Failure To Properly Care For Nursing Home Resident

There has been an Illinois lawsuit filed over a woman’s death.  At the time of the woman’s death, she allegedly was suffering from a pressure ulcer as well as other adverse health conditions in Edwardsville.

As often discussed on this site, pressure sores (also commonly referred to pressure ulcers, pressure injuries, bed sores and bedsores) are often a sign of neglect.  If pressure sores develop, it may be a sign that quality of health care received is inadequate.

If pressure sores develop, they can – and often do – worsen if prompt and proper medical care is not received.  In addition to the adverse health consequences that can arise from serious pressure injuries, there are a variety of other adverse health conditions that often accompany the decline in health.  As seen in many Illinois nursing home incidents in which serious pressures sores have developed and worsened, it is not uncommon for such pressure sore injuries, if not reversed, to lead to the death of the resident.  Such deaths in Illinois have often led to the filing of wrongful death lawsuits.

The lawsuit mentioned above is discussed in the May 29, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Woman sues nursing home following mother’s death.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times between Jan. 18, 2016, and May 20, 2016, Luevnia Taylor was under the care of the defendants. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly care for the decedent, causing her to suffer a sacral decubitus pressure ulcer, sepsis or urinary tract infection, pneumonia and an infection. She died on May 23, 2016.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to hire properly trained staff, failed to ensure the safety and health of their patients and failed to properly monitor and treat the decedent’s deteriorating condition.

Additional details concerning this Illinois lawsuit topic can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Lawsuit Filed Concerning Alleged Neglect At Joliet Nursing Home

As often discussed on this site, pressure sores (also commonly referred to as pressure injuries, pressure ulcers, bed sores, and bedsores) are often a sign of neglect in health care.  There are many steps and actions that can be taken to prevent pressure sores.  Additionally, should such pressure injuries develop, immediate and proper care should be received in order to prevent their worsening.

If prompt and proper medical attention is not provided to those that have developed pressure sores, the affliction can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, and in some cases death.

Because of the serious and often long-lasting effects resulting from pressure injuries – and the frequency of such injuries leading to death – lawsuits against health care facilities such as nursing homes in which pressure sores develop are common.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Joliet nursing home over the alleged development of bedsores and subsequent death of a nursing home resident is discussed in the April 19, 2017 Joliet Patch article titled “Negligence at Joliet Nursing Home Led to Women’s Death:  Lawsuit” as well as the April 18 Cook County Record article titled “Suit filed against against Fairview Care Center of Joliet over negligence allegations.”

An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article:

From Aug. 30, 2013 and Sept. 20, 2013 Sylvia Raucci allegedly developed “multiple pressure sores that led to her death on Sept. 29, 2013” at Fairview Care Center of Joliet LLC, according to the Cook County Record.

Rosemarie Barry, an independent administrator of Raucci’s estate, claims staff “failed to properly and accurately assess her decedent’s condition and failed in supervising the care and treatment to prevent the development and deterioration of multiple pressure sores,” according to the report.

Additional details regarding this lawsuit over the alleged development of pressure sores and subsequent death can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Pressure Ulcers Cited In Lawsuits Against Illinois Nursing Homes

Individuals who have certain physical characteristics as well as certain health conditions are particularly susceptible to developing pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers (also typically referred to as bedsores, bed sores, pressure sores, and pressure injuries) can develop if neglect in the care of a nursing home resident occurs.  There are many steps that can be taken to prevent pressure sores, as well as prevent them from worsening should they develop.  One simple step is to frequently monitor nursing home residents for pressure sore development.  This is especially so for nursing home residents who have limited or no mobility.  Other medical conditions, such as dehydration, can cause and/or worsen the severity of the pressure injuries.

If prompt and proper medical attention is not provided to those that have developed pressure injuries, a worsening of the pressure sores can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, and in some cases death.

Given the adverse health conditions that often result from the development of pressure sores, there are many Illinois lawsuits that have been filed regarding bedsores and the injuries – some fatal – that have arisen due to the development of such pressure injuries.  Negligence in care is often cited in these lawsuits.

One such lawsuit against a Belleville nursing home is discussed in the Madison Record article of January 2, 2017, titled “Woman alleges decedent developed pressure ulcers in nursing home.” An excerpt, referring to Judy McGovern, executor of the decedent’s estate:

McGovern alleges the defendant failed to provide necessary care and services and failed to develop and implement a comprehensive care plan.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Failure To Prevent Bedsores And Associated Illinois Lawsuits

Bedsores (also typically referred to as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, and pressure injuries) are an affliction to which certain types of individuals are particularly susceptible.

As often discussed on this site, bedsores are often a sign of neglect in the care of a nursing home resident.  There are many steps that can be taken to prevent pressure sores, as well as prevent them from worsening should they develop.  One simple step is to frequently monitor nursing home residents for pressure sore development.  This is especially so for nursing home residents who have limited or no mobility.  Other medical conditions, such as dehydration, can cause and/or worsen the severity of the bedsores.

If prompt and proper medical attention is not provided to those that have developed pressure injuries, the affliction can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, and in some cases death.

Also of note is that the same neglect in care that led to the development of the pressure sores also can lead to other adverse medical conditions, i.e. the pressure sores may be one of many medical conditions that exist at the same time.

There are many Illinois lawsuits that have been filed regarding bedsores and the injuries – some fatal – that have arisen due to the development of such pressure injuries.  Negligence in care is often cited in these lawsuits.

One such lawsuit is seen in the January 20, 2017 Cook County Record article titled “Alden-Town Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center accused of not preventing pressure sores.”  As seen in the article, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to provide adequate medical care to prevent the long-term care facility resident from developing multiple pressure sores.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Lawsuit Filed Regarding The Formation Of Pressure Ulcers

There are many important aspects of pressure sore development.  As frequently discussed on this site, pressure sores (also frequently referred to as pressure ulcers, bedsores, and bed sores) can lead to various adverse health consequences.  As such, a focus on pressure sore prevention is a key facet of proper long-term health care, especially for those people who are more potentially susceptible to developing pressure sores.  If proper pressure sore prevention measures are taken, the possibility of pressure sore development can be greatly reduced.

If pressure sores do develop, it is imperative that the pressure ulcers are quickly – and properly – treated.  There have been many Illinois lawsuits regarding the alleged failure of various long-term health-care facilities (including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals) to identify and treat pressure sores in a timely manner, and in many of these incidents this alleged negligence has led to either serious harm – if not death – of the person who developed the pressure sores.  In those instances in which the person died from the worsening of pressure sores wrongful death lawsuits are often filed.

A recent lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court claims that a nursing home (Manor Care) in Palos Heights was negligent in the care and supervision of a disabled woman, and this woman developed pressure ulcers that were not promptly treated. This lawsuit is discussed in the October 19, 2016 Cook County Record article titled “Disabled woman’s guardian claims negligence by Palos Heights nursing home.”

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Bedsores And Fall

A recent wrongful death lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County alleges negligence in nursing home care.  The lawsuit, filed against Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, is discussed in the Cook County Record article of September 21, 2016, titled “Wrongful death allegation made against Southpoint Nursing and Rehabilitation.”

As seen in the article, the lawsuit claims that the nursing home failed to provide adequate supervision, and that the development of bedsores – as well as a nursing home fall – contributed to the death of the nursing home resident.

Any time a nursing home patient dies – or significantly suffers – from either bedsores and/or other nursing home injuries, the actions or negligence leading to such a death or significant injuries should be scrutinized and investigated.  The nursing home lawyers at the Elman Law Group can determine whether a lawsuit should be filed with regard to such incidents.  As with any personal injury lawsuit, each incident and injury should be evaluated to determine whether the filing of a lawsuit is warranted.

However, even if you are not sure as to whether nursing home abuse and neglect has been the cause of injuries and/or death, it is highly recommended that you contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group for legal counsel.  This consultation is provided free, is confidential, and is without further obligation.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Lawsuit Filed Regarding The Deterioration Of Pressure Sores

As frequently discussed on this site, pressure ulcers (also frequently referred to as pressure sores, bedsores, and bed sores) can lead to various adverse health consequences.  This is especially so if the pressure ulcers aren’t quickly – and properly – treated.  There have been many Illinois lawsuits regarding the alleged failure of various long-term health-care facilities (including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals) to identify and treat pressure sores in a timely manner, and in many of these incidents this alleged negligence has led to the death of the person who developed the pressure sores.  In those instances in which the person died from the worsening of pressure sores – and the decline in overall health that often results during such an occurrence – wrongful death lawsuits are often filed.

A recent lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court claims that the development and worsening of pressure ulcers led to the subsequent death of the nursing home resident. This lawsuit is discussed in the July 26, 2016 Cook County Record article titled “Estate administrator claims nursing home was negligent.”

As seen in the article the lawsuit claims negligence in nursing home care.  The nursing home resident (Bernice Taylor) allegedly developed pressure ulcers on her sacrum and bilateral heels.  She later died, allegedly from the deterioration in health that accompanied the worsening pressure ulcers.

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

 

Lawsuit Filed Regarding Sepsis That Followed Pressure Sores

As frequently discussed on this site, pressure ulcers (also frequently referred to as pressure sores, bedsores, and bed sores) can lead to various adverse health consequences, especially if the pressure ulcers aren’t quickly – and properly – treated.  Often, such pressure ulcers are very noticeable to third parties, and painful to those that have them.

One of the complications that can arise from pressure sores that are not properly and promptly treated is sepsis.  Various aspects of this affliction – which can be life-threatening and has led to many deaths – are discussed on the Sepsis page.

A recent wrongful death lawsuit claims that the development of pressure ulcers led to sepsis, and the subsequent death of the nursing home resident, is discussed in the July 27, 2016 Cook County Record article titled “Estate administrator blames nursing home for lethal disease.”

As seen in the article the wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the death of nursing home resident Thomas Shelly.

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Cook County Circuit Court Lawsuit Regarding Deadly Pressure Ulcer

The Cook County Record article of June 23, 2016, titled “Nursing home accused of negligence,” discusses a lawsuit that has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against River Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center LLC, doing business as Bria of River Oaks, which is a nursing care facility.  According to the article, the lawsuit claims negligence and other insufficient measures taken in the care of Joanne Gillogg.

An excerpt from the article:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Gillogg experienced severe pain from a pressure ulcer that ultimately contributed to or caused her death. The plaintiff holds the defendant responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide proper medical care and adequate supervision at all times to Gillogg while she was being taken care of in its facility.

As frequently discussed on this site, pressure ulcers (also frequently referred to as pressure sores, bedsores, and bed sores) can – especially if not treated promptly and properly – lead to a variety of adverse health consequences that can directly or indirectly lead to the death of those who have them.  One of the complications that can arise is that of sepsis, which is further discussed on the Sepsis page.

While it is not disclosed in the Cook County Record article as to the exact chain of events that happened to the decedent, in general pressure sores are painful and if not treated the worsening pressure sores can become very visually apparent, as seen in pictures of pressure sores.

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Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.  Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.

To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.