The existence of bedsores (also frequently referred to as pressures sores) is often cited in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. As discussed on this site, the development of bedsores is problematical from many perspectives. From a health perspective, such bedsores – especially if not promptly and properly treated – often leads to various health problems. There are many examples – some featured on this site – of bedsores that have been left untreated. Untreated bedsores can lead to serious adverse health consequences, and may – directly or indirectly – lead to death.
The existence of bedsores is also problematical in that bedsores are often a sign of larger poor operating procedures at a nursing home or other long-term health care provider, such as an assisted living facility. Such poor operating procedures in facilities may constitute Illinois nursing home neglect.
A recent wrongful death lawsuit alleging violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The lawsuit includes claims of skin breakdown, pressure ulcers, and pressure ulcers with necrosis. The lawsuit is discussed in the Cook County Record article of January 29, 2016, titled “Woman sues nursing facility in father’s death.”
An excerpt from the article:
After Berry was found unresponsive on Jan. 28, 2014, the suit alleges, he was transferred to an acute care facility where he was diagnosed with dehydration, kidney damage, urinary tract infection, a heart attack, infected pressure wounds and other conditions. Once he was sent back to Lakeview on Feb. 8, 2014, the lawsuit claims, he developed additional skin breakdowns and pressure ulcers with necrosis, passing away from his injuries on Feb. 28, 2014.
Additional details regarding this lawsuit can be found in a variety of sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.
Similar discussions of Illinois lawsuits regarding bedsores and pressure sores can be found in the “Illinois bed sores lawsuits” category.
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.
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases.
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