A recent incident involving alleged abuse in the Chicago area involves the victim, a 79-year-old woman, Margaret Kuech, having extensive bedsores.
As discussed elsewhere in this site, bedsores (also commonly referred to as bed sores, pressure ulcers, and pressure sores) often accompany elder abuse, whether it occurs in a private residence or a health care facility such as a nursing home.
In the case of Margaret Kuech, Will County authorities say that in addition to the bedsores she was also severely malnourished.
Additional details regarding this instance of abuse, in which the son, Mark Kuech, was convicted and sentenced for criminal abuse or neglect of an elderly person, can be found in a variety of media sources, including the July 17 Chicago Tribune article titled “Man sentenced for neglecting elderly mother” as well as the July 18 Daily Herald article titled “Will County man gets 4 1/2 year sentence for neglecting mother.”
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.
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