As often discussed in this site, bedsores (also called pressure sores) are often caused by – or accompany – neglect and/or other mistreatment in Illinois nursing home residents. If proper treatment of bedsores is not received, bedsores can grow both in size and severity, and many adverse health consequences can accompany the situation.
The allegations involve the treatment of a 93-year-old nursing home resident, and are discussed in The Alton Telegraph article of December 23, 2014 titled “Police investigate alleged elder abuse.”
An excerpt from the article:
The woman previously had a bedsore the size of a quarter, but her lying in urine and feces caused it to enlarge to the size of a grapefruit, Frederick said.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Alton Telegraph 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 to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.
Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its court trial capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if an appropriate settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.
In fact, because of this courtroom trial capabilities, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free and confidential.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.