Illinois Lawsuit Over Failure To Properly Care For Nursing Home Resident

There has been an Illinois lawsuit filed over a woman’s death.  At the time of the woman’s death, she allegedly was suffering from a pressure ulcer as well as other adverse health conditions in Edwardsville.

As often discussed on this site, pressure sores (also commonly referred to pressure ulcers, pressure injuries, bed sores and bedsores) are often a sign of neglect.  If pressure sores develop, it may be a sign that quality of health care received is inadequate.

If pressure sores develop, they can – and often do – worsen if prompt and proper medical care is not received.  In addition to the adverse health consequences that can arise from serious pressure injuries, there are a variety of other adverse health conditions that often accompany the decline in health.  As seen in many Illinois nursing home incidents in which serious pressures sores have developed and worsened, it is not uncommon for such pressure sore injuries, if not reversed, to lead to the death of the resident.  Such deaths in Illinois have often led to the filing of wrongful death lawsuits.

The lawsuit mentioned above is discussed in the May 29, 2018 Madison Record article titled “Woman sues nursing home following mother’s death.”  An excerpt:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times between Jan. 18, 2016, and May 20, 2016, Luevnia Taylor was under the care of the defendants. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to properly care for the decedent, causing her to suffer a sacral decubitus pressure ulcer, sepsis or urinary tract infection, pneumonia and an infection. She died on May 23, 2016.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to hire properly trained staff, failed to ensure the safety and health of their patients and failed to properly monitor and treat the decedent’s deteriorating condition.

Additional details concerning this Illinois lawsuit topic 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 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.    

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