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Heyl Royster has a select group of attorneys who are experienced at counseling and defending long term care facilities throughout the state of Illinois. We have successfully litigated a variety of cases, including those involving allegations of pressure ulcers, falls, accidents, weight loss/dehydration, medication/laboratory errors and other causes of action. In addition to defending long term care facilities in malpractice litigation and personal injury claims, our lawyers also handle a myriad of administrative issues for facilities, including involuntary discharge proceedings, licensure issues, fraud and abuse claims, and other litigation. Many of our lawyers in the Long Term Care Practice are rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and have been selected as among the top attorneys in the state by Leading Lawyers and Illinois Super Lawyers. Our lawyers also frequently publish on a variety of long term care issues.

Our attorneys understand the nuances of long term care defense litigation, and how it differs from the defense of medical malpractice cases, especially in terms of the standards that are applied and the unique approach long term care facility cases require. We have represented a wide variety of both large and small providers of long term and assisted care across the state. Our Long Term Care/Nursing Home Practice often pools resources from our offices around the state and we collaborate as needs arise. When it comes to the ever-changing world of long term care litigation, a professional, responsive legal team makes all the difference.

Representative Clients

Champaign County Nursing Home

Heritage Enterprises

King Management 

North Adams Home

Regency Health Care

Tutera Health Care Group


  • "Nursing Home Litigation," chapter in Medical Malpractice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2018) - Read Excerpt
  • "Physician Disciplinary Records: TMI?!" IDC Defense Update, Vol. 11, No. 8 (2010) - Download Article
  • "Liability for Acceding to a Customer's Racial Intolerance," ACC Docket (2011) - Download Article
  • "Illinois Courts Expand, Then Narrow Validity of Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Litigation," IDC Defense Update, Vol. 12, No. 14 (2011) - Download Article
  • "Nursing Home Care Act Cases Abate at Death" Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly (2002) - Download Article