Jerome, Salmi & Kopis, LLC – Law Firm in Fairview Heights, IL


Common Injuries We Investigate

Bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers) can start as small red lesions that almost look like blisters, then rapidly open up, progress to larger open wounds, and eventually lead to infections, tissue death, and can become fatal if left untreated. Don’t believe anyone who tells you all bedsores are unpreventable. The fact is most are completely avoidable.

Medicare considers certain infections to be unpaid events, meaning they won’t even pay for the treatment. This is because they consider many infections to be “healthcare acquired.” In other words, patients should not be forced to pay for care relating to a condition that was caused while seeking medical care. Nursing homes are notorious for causing significant infections, many of which can be fatal.

Falls are very serious for seniors, especially those who may already be dealing with complicated medical conditions. In fact, a serious fall resulting in a broken hip can lead to a rapid decline and prove fatal. Most falls are entirely preventable, no matter what the nursing home tells you. In fact, research shows that the vast majority of falls can be anticipated and prevented with appropriate care and planning.

Quality nursing care starts with proper documentation. When staff falsify records or fail to keep accurate and timely notes, serious or even deadly medication errors can happen.

While unthinkable, every year thousands of nursing home residents are physically assaulted, emotionally abused or even sexually assaulted and raped by caregivers and nursing home staff.

Illinois has unique laws in place to protect seniors. Injuries do not always have to be physical. Even minor violations of the law can warrant legal actions to protect a resident. Here are just a few examples of the types of cases that Jerome, Salmi & Kopis can prosecute on your behalf.


If you were injured while in the Armed Forces or you’ve developed a severe and chronic medical condition or injury that prevents you from working, let Jerome, Lindsay & Salmi, LLP help you appeal your disability denial. Like most of our injury-related services, we use a contingent fee for these cases, so you don’t owe us unless we succeed.  Call us at (618) 205-9793 or contact us online to discuss your case. An initial consultation is provided at no-cost for VA disability and SSDI cases.


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If you have contracted COVID-19 as part of your work environment, please contact us and we can discuss if your condition falls under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If we can prove that you contracted your virus as part of your work environment, you would be entitled to compensation that would include payment of all medical expenses; lost time benefits while you recovery; and a settlement for any ongoing problems after you recover. 


Please note that in Illinois, first responders and essential employees are presumed to have contracted COVID-19 at work.  Missouri recognizes that same presumption but limits it to first responders.  Regardless, if believe that you contracted COVID-19 at work, please contact us immediately so that we can inform you of your rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act.


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