Claims Concerning Neglect In Bedsore Lawsuits

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.

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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.

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.

Cook County Lawsuits Involving Pressure Sores

Two recently filed lawsuits filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County regarding the alleged development and worsening of pressure sores have been featured in Cook County Record articles.

The two articles are the January 14, 2016 Cook County Record article titled “Glenview Terrace Nursing Center accused of violating Nursing Home Care Act.”  The second is the January 15 Cook County Record article titled “97-year-old man’s injuries trigger lawsuit against Atrium Health.”

In these articles, various injuries and adverse health conditions are alleged, including “skin breakdowns,” “pressure wounds,” and pressure ulcers.

As discussed throughout this site, the development of bedsores (also frequently referred to as bed sores, pressure sores, and pressure ulcers) is especially problematical for two main reasons.  The first is that bedsores, if not promptly and properly treated, can lead to several adverse health conditions, some of which can be life-threatening.

The second is that the mere existence of bed sores, especially those in more advanced stages, can be a sign of nursing home neglect.  Such nursing home neglect can be highly problematical, as seen in many instances of nursing home neglect mentioned in this site.

Additional details regarding these two Cook County lawsuits can be seen in the Cook County Record articles mentioned above.

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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.

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.

Lawsuit Filed Regarding Treatment Of Pressure Sores

As discussed in this site, bedsores (also called pressure sores, pressure ulcers, and bed sores) can directly and indirectly lead to numerous adverse health conditions – especially if the are not promptly and properly treated.  Neglect of bedsores can not only be deadly, but also involve a variety of painful conditions.

One of the adverse health conditions that can occur due to bedsores is that of sepsis.  Simply stated, sepsis is a complication stemming from an infection.  Additional information concerning sepsis can be seen in the Mayo Clinic pages concerning sepsis.

There has been a nursing home neglect lawsuit filed against a nursing facility in Homewood and a hospital in Harvey, claiming wrongful death due to the failure to properly treat pressure sores.

The lawsuit was filed by Mary Tyus regarding the quality that her mother, Ruthie Tyus, received.  The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County on November 3, 2015.

An excerpt from the December 31, 2015 Homewood-Flossmoor Patch article titled “Woman Sues Homewood Nursing Home for Negligence“:

In the lawsuit Tyus claims that the medical staff at the facilities failed to properly treat pressure sores that her mother developed while living at the facilities from December 2013 to February 2014, reported The Record. The sores became infected and eventually caused sepsis, which led to the death of Tyus’ mother in April 2014.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this Illinois lawsuit can be found in a variety of media sources, including the Patch article mentioned above, as well as the December 21, 2015 Cook County Record article titled “Daughter’s wrongful death suit blames Manor Care for neglect.”

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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.

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.