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Based in Chicago, the knowledgeable and experienced nursing home negligence attorneys at Deratany & Kosner, formerly The Deratany Firm, represent clients throughout Illinois who have parents, grandparents, spouses or other loved ones who are victims of nursing home abuse, or who have suffered serious injury due to nursing home negligence or abuse.

We believe everyone deserves to live their lives with dignity. Unfortunately, some nursing home residents suffer at the hands of the people who are supposed to care for them or other residents. Some nursing homes are poorly managed and may not even be aware of abuse or neglect. Sadly, the nursing home may be aware of problems, but turn a blind eye. Either way, there is never any excuse for the mistreatment of seniors. Nursing homes and staff members have a responsibility to keep residents healthy and safe at all times.

Thousands of cases involving the abuse and neglect of seniors in nursing homes are reported each year. But many more are never reported at all. Seniors may be too frightened to say anything, even to their family members. They may fear they will suffer more abuse. Or their health has declined due to neglect, and they are unable to speak up.

We speak up for them. Deratany & Kosner fights for the rights of nursing home residents who have been mistreated.


The stories families tell us about their loved ones and the abuse or neglect they have suffered motivate us to work diligently so that justice can be served. We take a hard line against neglect and abuse in Illinois nursing homes. Our Chicago nursing home negligence attorneys have more than 15 years of elder abuse trial experience. We understand the effects of nursing home neglect by caregivers. Some of the most common types of nursing home abuse or negligent cases we deal with at our law firm include:

The abuse and neglect of seniors in nursing homes is never acceptable. We take steps to ensure the health and safety of seniors and protect their rights. And we fight to hold the negligent parties responsible. Our legal team knows how to build a strong case that nursing homes and their insurance companies can’t ignore.

Nursing homes often deny anything is wrong. Staff members often insist there was no abuse or neglect. Our attorneys know how to uncover the truth. We know where to look for evidence that proves your loved one was a victim of abuse or neglect. And we have the track record that shows we get results.

Our experienced and compassionate legal team takes great pride in bringing peace of mind to families facing cases of elder neglect. We are guided by our passion for legal advocacy. If you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home negligence or abuse, contact an experienced nursing home negligence attorney at Deratany & Kosner. Call 800-529-7285 to set up a free case consultation to discuss your legal options. You can also learn more about your legal options on our nursing home negligence FAQ page.

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