As frequently discussed on this site, pressure ulcers (also frequently referred to as pressure sores, bedsores, and bed sores) can lead to various adverse health consequences. This is especially so if the pressure ulcers aren’t quickly – and properly – treated. There have been many Illinois lawsuits regarding the alleged failure of various long-term health-care facilities (including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals) to identify and treat pressure sores in a timely manner, and in many of these incidents this alleged negligence has led to the death of the person who developed the pressure sores. In those instances in which the person died from the worsening of pressure sores – and the decline in overall health that often results during such an occurrence – wrongful death lawsuits are often filed.
A recent lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court claims that the development and worsening of pressure ulcers led to the subsequent death of the nursing home resident. This lawsuit is discussed in the July 26, 2016 Cook County Record article titled “Estate administrator claims nursing home was negligent.”
As seen in the article the lawsuit claims negligence in nursing home care. The nursing home resident (Bernice Taylor) allegedly developed pressure ulcers on her sacrum and bilateral heels. She later died, allegedly from the deterioration in health that accompanied the worsening pressure ulcers.
Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.
Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to discuss the potential of an injury lawsuit. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.
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Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.