About our attorneys.
Every good law firm has standout skills. At Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., it’s the way we prepare for each case. We build each case on a solid foundation of facts and an understanding of statutory and case law. We prepare each case as if we will go to trial. When we finally come face to face with opponents, we are taken very seriously.
Across Chicagoland, we are considered one of the top firms in nursing home abuse cases and in commercial litigation. People in the military turn to us for court-martial work. Our reputation in these niche areas is excellent. So is our track record of success in the broader areas of criminal defense, personal injury and workers’ compensation.
This website details our offerings in these areas. In addition, we are known for our work in the areas of civil rights litigation and electronic communications liability, where we have gone after spammers and senders of unsolicited faxes.
Ask around. You will learn that lawyers Michael Noonan and Michael Perillo are respected throughout the region as aggressive, effective advocates.
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Nursing Home Neglect: Questions And Answers
Q: I think I have a claim but I'm not sure. What should I do?
A: Call us at 847-244-0111. We will discuss the matter with you. We are also happy to meet with you in our offices to discuss the case. If you are unable to travel, we will make every effort to meet with you at your residential facility. We do not charge for initial consultations. You will be under no obligation whatsoever to retains our services.
The $1 bill that you will have to pay is plain and simple reserved solely for one technical reason.
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Q: I have no money and I can't afford a lawyer. How can I bring a claim?
A: Should you choose to retain our services, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Our contingency fee representation agreements are in writing. You will be presented with the written fee agreement at the very commencement of our representation. Simply stated, if we fail to collect monies for you with regard to your claim, you will be under no obligation to pay attorney’s fees for our services.
Q: I think my family member was intentionally injured by someone associated with his nursing home. Will I be able to bring a claim on his behalf?
A: We are happy to discuss the matter with you and give you our best advice. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act provides that owners and licensees “are liable to a resident for any intentional or negligent act or omission of their agents or employees which injures the resident.”
Q: I have no assets and I am on Public Aid. Why should I bring a claim against my nursing home? If I win my case, won't Public Aid take the money?
A: Generally, no. Plaintiffs who successfully bring claims pursuant to the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act are not required to pay liens from the Illinois Department of Public Aid from monies obtained in any settlement or judgment brought pursuant to that act. Monies recovered by a nursing home resident are exempt “for purposes of determining initial or continuing eligibility for medical assistance (from Illinois Public Aid).”
Q: Don't you need my nursing home records in order to investigate my claim? I don't have those records and I don't know how to obtain the records.
A: If our services are retained, we will have you execute the appropriate releases and we will obtain your nursing home and medical records. Pursuant to law, the nursing home is required to produce a full and complete copy of your chart within 48 hours of a request for same.