Pressure Ulcers Cited In Lawsuits Against Illinois Nursing Homes

Individuals who have certain physical characteristics as well as certain health conditions are particularly susceptible to developing pressure ulcers.

Pressure ulcers (also typically referred to as bedsores, bed sores, pressure sores, and pressure injuries) can develop if neglect in the care of a nursing home resident occurs.  There are many steps that can be taken to prevent pressure sores, as well as prevent them from worsening should they develop.  One simple step is to frequently monitor nursing home residents for pressure sore development.  This is especially so for nursing home residents who have limited or no mobility.  Other medical conditions, such as dehydration, can cause and/or worsen the severity of the pressure injuries.

If prompt and proper medical attention is not provided to those that have developed pressure injuries, a worsening of the pressure sores can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, and in some cases death.

Given the adverse health conditions that often result from the development of pressure sores, there are many Illinois lawsuits that have been filed regarding bedsores and the injuries – some fatal – that have arisen due to the development of such pressure injuries.  Negligence in care is often cited in these lawsuits.

One such lawsuit against a Belleville nursing home is discussed in the Madison Record article of January 2, 2017, titled “Woman alleges decedent developed pressure ulcers in nursing home.” An excerpt, referring to Judy McGovern, executor of the decedent’s estate:

McGovern alleges the defendant failed to provide necessary care and services and failed to develop and implement a comprehensive care plan.


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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…no fees are charged unless and until monetary compensation is achieved.    

Elman Joseph Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 25+ years Elman Joseph Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 25+ year period, Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  This legal consultation is free and confidential.  

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.