As often discussed on this site, pressure sores (also commonly referred to as pressure injuries, pressure ulcers, bed sores, and bedsores) are often a sign of neglect in health care. There are many steps and actions that can be taken to prevent pressure sores. Additionally, should such pressure injuries develop, immediate and proper care should be received in order to prevent their worsening.
If prompt and proper medical attention is not provided to those that have developed pressure sores, the affliction can lead to a variety of adverse health consequences, and in some cases death.
Because of the serious and often long-lasting effects resulting from pressure injuries – and the frequency of such injuries leading to death – lawsuits against health care facilities such as nursing homes in which pressure sores develop are common.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Joliet nursing home over the alleged development of bedsores and subsequent death of a nursing home resident is discussed in the April 19, 2017 Joliet Patch article titled “Negligence at Joliet Nursing Home Led to Women’s Death: Lawsuit” as well as the April 18 Cook County Record article titled “Suit filed against against Fairview Care Center of Joliet over negligence allegations.”
An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article:
From Aug. 30, 2013 and Sept. 20, 2013 Sylvia Raucci allegedly developed “multiple pressure sores that led to her death on Sept. 29, 2013” at Fairview Care Center of Joliet LLC, according to the Cook County Record.
Rosemarie Barry, an independent administrator of Raucci’s estate, claims staff “failed to properly and accurately assess her decedent’s condition and failed in supervising the care and treatment to prevent the development and deterioration of multiple pressure sores,” according to the report.
Additional details regarding this lawsuit over the alleged development of pressure sores and subsequent death can be seen in the sources 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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at 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 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 25+ 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.