An Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed regarding the death of a nursing home resident in Godfrey, Illinois.
The lawsuit is discussed in thetelegraph.com article of January 30, 2016, titled “Estate sues Godfrey nursing home, claims wrongful death.”
As seen in the article, the lawsuit claims neglect in the care provided to a nursing home resident. The formation of pressure sores is cited, as is various other factors that either cause or accompany pressure sores.
As discussed in many areas on this site, the development of pressure sores is, for many reasons, problematical. Should pressure sores (also commonly referred to as bedsores or pressure ulcers) develop, it is imperative that they be immediately and properly treated. If they are not promptly and immediately treated, they can worsen, causing further adverse health conditions – and may lead to a fatal decline in health.
With regard to the wrongful death lawsuit cited above, two notable excerpts from The Telegraph article include:
The estate of a Godfrey woman has filed a wrongful death suit against Integrity Healthcare of Godfrey and its owners, claiming the deceased died after suffering from pressure ulcers, malnutrition, sepsis and other health problems as a result of alleged negligence.
The plaintiff claims the facility operators failed to re-position Wheeler, failed to prevent pressure sores, failed to prevent infection of open wounds, failed to address her weight loss and failed to monitor her fluid intake, among other alleged violations.
Additional details concerning this lawsuit and its claims can be seen in various media sources, including The Telegraph article 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 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.
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