Last Updated: July 12, 2020

What To Look For In The Right Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

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If you live in Illinois and you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home abuse, it can be challenging to find the right Illinois nursing home abuse lawyer. Nursing home abuse cases inhabit a very specific subset of legal practice, so you want to find an expert with specific experience.

We hope to help you in that search with this post detailing what to look for in an Illinois nursing home abuse lawyer.


We start with this one because it’s the easiest way to weed out bad lawyers. If the lawyer is not responsive, late to appointments, or otherwise unprofessional, it’s unlikely that will change when the trial date comes. Lack of professionalism destroys a lawyer’s credibility in front of jurors, witnesses, and judges.

Find someone who treats preparation for your case with the utmost care.

Discovery Skills

Building a successful case takes tons of research: obtaining depositions, requesting medical records, interviewing experts, etc. Your lawyer must be a top-notch researcher and investigator to uncover any holes in your case.

Don’t be fooled by big personalities that don’t back up their claims with solid leg work. The best lawyers are very detail-oriented and analytical.


Experienced lawyers will have relationships with court officials. They may even be familiar with the staff or executives at your nursing home. You can tell a lot about your lawyer by judging how people they’ve worked with in the past treat him or her.

Specific Experience

The legal field covers a huge range of legal topics. Lawyers who deal with business contracts know next to nothing about nursing home abuse, even if they’re very competent in their own field. Ensure that your Illinois nursing home abuse lawyer has specific experience by asking specific questions.

The right nursing home abuse lawyer should be able to answer just about any question you come up with regarding nursing home abuse cases.


If you’d like to end the search for an Illinois nursing home abuse lawyer once and for all, give the Law Offices of Scott D. DeSalvo a call. You’ll only deal with consummate professionals who are highly knowledgeable and experienced in nursing home abuse cases. Call us at (888)487-8318 for a free initial consultation.

You can also continue browsing the rest of our site or read our blog to learn more about nursing home abuse cases.


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