There was an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit filed last year in which neglect concerning the treatment of bed sores and other health issues were featured.
As discussed throughout this site, bed sores (referred to in this case as “pressure sores”) are particularly worrisome from a health care perspective because if not properly treated, they can worsen and cause serious health complications, possibly leading to death.
The Illinois wrongful death lawsuit mentioned above is featured in the May 20, 2013 Madison-St. Clair Record article titled “Belleville nursing home accused of negligence in wrongful death claim.”
The case centers around the care received by Mildred Hale, who was a resident at Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center in Belleville, Illinois.
An excerpt from the article:
In her complaint, Cooper alleges Hale was living at Midwest from March 1, 2011, through her death on Jan. 14, 2012, where she developed pressure sores and a fractured left tibia.
Cooper says Hale had been complaining of pain in her left leg, but staff failed to diagnose the source of her pain.
Cooper complains of a number of other allegedly negligent acts performed by nursing home staff, including their failure to provide adequate supervision to prevent accidents, their failure to provide adequate treatment to Hale and their failure to timely notify Hale’s physician of significant changes in her medical condition, the suit states.
The above Madison-St. Clair Record article contains additional information concerning the allegations made in the wrongful death lawsuit.
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 to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.
Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities. This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.
In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group litigate 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.