Law Allowing Electronic Monitoring In Illinois Nursing Homes

An Illinois bill to allow video surveillance cameras was discussed in the February 15, 2015 post, titled “Illinois Bill To Allow Nursing Home Surveillance Cameras.”

On August 21, 2015, Illinois House Bill 2462 was signed into law by Governor Rauner.  The law allows residents and their families to place video or audio monitoring devices in resident rooms, subject to various conditions.  The law takes effect January 1, 2016.

The law and its various conditions and provisions are discussed in a variety of media sources.  Three of these sources include the August 23, 2015 thetelegraph.com article titled “Bill to allow monitoring in nursing homes now law,” as well as the August 21 Chicago Tribune article titled “Rauner signs bill allowing nursing home residents to install cameras” and the August 25 AARP press release titled “Bill Allowing Electronic Monitoring In Nursing Homes Signed Into Law.”

Many people have advocated for the ability to legally use video surveillance systems in Illinois nursing homes in order to capture and/or deter potential nursing home abuse and neglect.  As well, the videos can potentially be used in any criminal charges or civil lawsuits.

An excerpt from The Telegraph article:

In drafting this legislation, Madigan cited an increasing need for additional safety measures at Illinois nursing homes as the state’s population continues to age. Currently, Illinois has more than 860 nursing home facilities with more than 76,000 residents. The U.S. Census Bureau also estimates that by 2030, 22.3 percent of Illinois’ population will be aged 60 and older, an increase of more than 28 percent from 2012.

Madigan noted that video and audio monitoring can be used as an added tool to help resolve disputes about suspected abuse or negligence. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) receives more than 21,000 calls annually and responds to approximately 5,000 complaints, the majority of which involve long-term care facilities. In 2013, the IDPH found 106 allegations of abuse, neglect, or misappropriation of property against residents by facility staff to be valid. In addition, the video and audio monitoring allowed by this law can be helpful to nursing homes by alerting them to employees who may be involved in abusive or unacceptable behavior, and allowing them to take disciplinary measures.

The article also summarizes the law’s main provisions.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Theft Of Nursing Home Residents’ Drugs

Medications and prescriptions administered within Illinois nursing homes, as well as other nursing homes on a national basis, is often an area of concern.  This is because in many cases, medications are either not correctly prescribed or administered, which can lead to a variety of health hazards and/or nursing home residents experiencing pain or discomfort that they shouldn’t be subjected to.

Another area of concern is when drugs meant for nursing home residents are diverted by the staff of the nursing home for their own uses.  Often, this theft of residents’ prescriptions is either for the use by the staff, or the staff may find it lucrative to resell the stolen drugs.

The post of February 6, 2014, titled “Stolen And Diverted Nursing Home Medications” highlighted one incident in which a nurse was charged with stealing drugs.

Recently, another incident involving alleged theft of drugs has occurred in a Wisconsin nursing home.  In this instance, a nurse in a nursing home, Angela J. Dixon, 35, is expected to be charged for stealing medications for her own personal use.

The August 21, 2015 Leader-Telegram article, titled “Nursing home nurse reportedly stole medications from patients” details the allegations.  As well, the August 20, 2015 weau.com article titled “Nurse accused of stealing prescription medicine” also discusses the subject.

Two excerpts from the Leader-Telegram article:

Angela J. Dixon, 35, told police that she stole medications for patients at the Ladysmith Nursing Home for her personal use over the past three months and replaced those medications with over-the-counter drugs or water pills, according to court records.

also:

Dixon told police she took 12 oxycodone tablets from patients’ pill containers during that shift, replacing them with anti-nausea and water pills. She said she also had stolen unknown amounts of vicodin and tramadol, pain relievers, during the same several months, replacing them with Tylenol and melatonin, a sleep medication, because she is addicted to pain medications.

Additional details can be found in the two media sources mentioned above.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Two Cook County Circuit Court Lawsuits Concerning Bedsores

Bedsores (also called bed sores, pressure sores,pressure ulcers, and decubitus ulcers) are a primary concern with regard to health care, for two primary reasons.

First, bedsores are a major health concern both for the direct health impact and indirect (through complications) hazard they can potentially cause to health.  Bedsores are discussed in numerous areas within this site, including the post of May 23, 2014 (“Bedsores Causes And Frequency,“) that discussed various aspects of bedsores, including the causes of bed sores as well as how often they occur.

Additionally, Elman Law Group also publishes the Chicago Bedsores Law site which focuses on bedsores and the legal aspects of their development, especially as it pertains to nursing home neglect.

Second, the development of bedsores is often a sign of nursing home neglect, especially if the bedsores worsen in severity, which is likely if they are not promptly and properly treated.

Recently, two Circuit Court of Cook County lawsuits have been filed regarding the development of bedsores.  The lawsuits allege nursing home neglect with regard to how the nursing home patients and their bedsores were handled.

The first lawsuit is seen in the Cook County Record article of August 13, 2015, titled “Falls, fractures and bedsores said to hasten nursing home resident’s demise.”  In this article various alleged shortfalls in the care of a nursing home resident in a Bloomingdale facility are discussed, as is the lawsuit.

The second lawsuit is discussed in the Cook County Record article of August 14, 2015, titled “Family alleges negligence in man’s pre-death pressure sores.”  In this article, the alleged development and worsening of sacral pressure ulcers are discussed, as is the lawsuit filed after the death of the resident, Ozzie Longino, in a Chicago Ridge nursing home.

Additional details and discussions of bedsores can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Nursing Home Worker Charged With Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is defined in general terms as intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or other trusted individual that causes harm to a vulnerable elder.  On this site, the Elder Abuse page further discusses elder abuse, and posts concerning elder abuse are seen under the “elder abuse” category.

Elder abuse can happen in a variety of settings, including nursing homes.

Recently, a nursing home employee was charged with third-degree elderly abuse based off an incident caught on a video surveillance camera at a Creve Coeur, Missouri nursing home facility.

The incident (and video) can be seen in various media sources, including the August 6, 2015 fox2now.com article titled “Elderly abuse caught on camera at Creve Coeur facility” as well as the August 7 ksdk.com article (with video) titled “Elderly abuse at nursing home caught on camera.”

An excerpt from the fox2now.com article:

A video from a care facility in Creve Coeur shows an 84-year-old man as he enters room with his walker. He tried to get something out of a drawer, police say the care giver 31-year-old Ernestine Cobbins struggled with him and then threw him to the floor. Fortunately, he was not seriously injured.

Additional details regarding this alleged nursing home abuse incident can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two articles mentioned above.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Cover-Up Alleged Regarding Incidents Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

One aspect of nursing home abuse and neglect cases that sometimes arises is efforts to “cover up” or otherwise conceal such incidents of neglect and abuse after they occur.  The nursing home owners and/or operators may attempt to “cover up” such incidents as they fear lawsuits over such incidents that involve negligence.  As well, depending upon the incidents, criminal charges may possibly stem from such acts of abuse and neglect.

On May 7, 2015, the New York Attorney General announced charges stemming from various acts of alleged nursing home abuse, as well as alleged acts of attempts to “cover up” such incidents.

The media release is titled “A.G. Schneiderman Announces Charges Against Owners & Other Top Officials At Mohawk Valley Nursing Home Over Allegations Of Covering-Up Resident Abuse And Neglect.”

Two excerpts from the release:

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictments and arrests of the owners and top managers of Mohawk Valley Health Care Center, a nursing home in Ilion, New York. Owners Gerald “Jerry” Wood III and Justin Wood, licensed Nursing Home Administrator John Prendergast, and Director of Nursing Nicolle Wagner Stinson, RN, were arraigned today in Herkimer County Court before Judge John Crandall. The 45 count indictment alleges crimes arising from the suppression of two incidents of patient abuse and neglect, and related charges of falsifying records; not all defendants are charged with every crime alleged in the indictment, except for the corporation, MVNH Associates, LLC, d/b/a Mohawk Valley Health Care Center.

also:

The indictment details allegations arising from two apparent incidents that took place in May, 2013, and an alleged cover-up of the two incidents. The first alleged incident involved a serious medication error that went unnoticed for several days. The second alleged incident involved a resident suffering from dementia engaging in unlawful sexual conduct towards another resident in an unsupervised dining room. When these incidents came to light, it is alleged that owner Gerald “Jerry” Wood III criminally eavesdropped on investigators from the Attorney General’s Office while they were conducting an interview with a nursing home employee about the incidents. The indictment also alleges a conspiracy involving facility part-owner and technical manager Justin Wood and other defendants destroying electronic evidence of the alleged events.

Additional details can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the media release mentioned above as well as the July 30 uticaod.com article titled “Ilion nursing home employees appear in court over alleged cover-ups.”

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Cook County Court Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home

One potential form of nursing home neglect occurs when bedsores develop and are not properly treated.  Such neglect can lead to a variety of adverse health outcomes, including death.  There have been many cases of alleged nursing home neglect in the Chicago area in which the development and worsening of bedsores are cited.

One recent lawsuit has been filed alleging neglect in the treatment of a nursing home patient who had bedsores and died in 2014.  The nursing home is based in Hinsdale.  The lawsuit, which has been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, is summarized in a Cook County Record article of July 24, 2015 titled “Widow files wrongful death lawsuit against nursing home.”

An excerpt from the article:

The suit states that Joseph Koucky was admitted to MC-Hinsdale on Feb. 6, 2014, in stable condition and stayed there until his death on April 27, 2014. Court documents indicate that the defendant breached its duty of care by allowing the patient to develop bedsores and failing to monitor and treat the condition, follow its own policies and provide adequate physical therapy.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this wrongful death lawsuit can be found in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article mentioned above.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Lawsuits Allege Physical Violence Against Illinois Nursing Home Residents

One potential cause of harm to nursing home residents is physical violence.  These physical attacks can come from other nursing home residents as well as from staff at the nursing home.  Of course, such attacks can happen at other health care facilities such as assisted living facilities, retirement homes, hospices and hospitals.

Two recent lawsuits allege that two separate nursing home residents were attacked at Illinois nursing homes.

Both of these lawsuits and their allegations are described in recent Cook County Record articles.

The first article is from the Cook County Record of July 9, 2015, and is titled “Estate alleges slapping attack at nursing home” and it summarizes a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  This lawsuit alleges that someone came into the room of the nursing home resident, Catherine Kelly, at night, and repeatedly slapped her face.  The lawsuit alleges that because of this assault, Catherine Kelly suffered a variety of injuries as described in the article.

The second article is from the Cook County Record of July 15, 2015, and is titled “Patient alleges attack at nursing home.”  This article summarizes an alleged physical attack of one nursing home resident by another resident, as well as the lawsuit filed over the incident.  This lawsuit was also filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The alleged attack happened at Atrium Health Care Center in Chicago, and the lawsuit was filed by Carol Elkins.  An excerpt from the article:

According to the complaint, on July 10, 2013, Elkins was a resident of Atrium when she was “struck, bit, punched and hit” by another resident. The suit says Elkins sustained injuries, pain and suffering, loss of a normal life, disfigurement, disability and medical expenses.

Additional details regarding these alleged physical attacks of Illinois nursing home residents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two Cook County Record articles mentioned above.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Preventing Nursing Home Falls

Falls among the elderly are common.  Falls among the elderly are especially problematical for many reasons, one being that such falls often cause significant injury that can lead directly or indirectly to deaths.

Falls can and do happen within nursing homes and other health care facilities, for various reasons.

Nursing home falls are discussed in this site in various places, including:

Chicago Nursing Home Falls And Dropped Residents

Nursing Home Falls Statistics

Additionally, various posts concerning instances of nursing home falls can be found in the “nursing home falls” category.

While, as discussed on the “Preventing Nursing Home Falls” page, there are many actions that can be taken to prevent nursing home falls, one way is through analysis of data.

A new study and its findings regarding preventing nursing home falls is discussed in the June 30, 2015 McKnights article titled “EHRs and predictive analytics could predict nursing home fall risks:  study” as well as the June 30 CaliforniaHealthline.org article titled “EHRs, Analytics Can Flag Patient Fall Risks in Calif. Nursing Homes.”

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Nursing Home Neglect Alleged In Nursing Home Chain

The Pennsylvania Attorney General filed legal action against a nursing home operator for negligence, in that it allegedly failed to provide various basic services to nursing home residents.

The legal action and alleged negligence is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the July 2, 2015 Newtown Patch article titled “Legal Action Filed Against National Nursing Home Chain” as well as the July 1 wpxi.com article (with video) titled “Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes.”

The alleged neglect in nursing home care include various deficiencies, including these as seen in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s press release titled “Attorney General Kane announces legal action against Golden Living nursing homes“:

  • Continent residents left in diapers because they were unable to obtain assistance going to the bathroom.
  • Incontinent residents left in soiled diapers, in their own feces or urine, for extended periods of time.
  • Residents at risk for bedsores from not being turned every two hours as required.
  • Residents not receiving range of motion exercises.
  • Residents not receiving showers or other hygiene services as required.
  • Residents being woken at 5 a.m. or earlier to be washed and dressed for the day.
  • Residents not being timely dressed in order to attend their meals.
  • Residents not being escorted to the dining hall and sometimes missing meals entirely.
  • Long waits for responses to call bells or no responses at all.
  • Staff, under the direction of management or fear of management, falsifying records to indicate residents received services when in fact they did not.
  • Improved staffing when state inspections occurred, leading to deceit about the true conditions at the facility.
  • The investigation also included a review of staffing levels self-reported by Golden Living facilities and deficiencies cited in surveys conducted by the state Department of Health.

An excerpt from the wpxi.com article:

“Defendants’ staffing practices cost residents their dignity and comfort, and jeopardized their health and safety,” the attorney general’s complaint said.

The lawsuit said the parent company of the “enormously profitable” Golden Living facilities was “unjustly enriched” and it asked the court to order payback of that money from the 14 Golden Living centers named in the complaint.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Patch and wpxi.com articles mentioned above, as well as the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s press release.

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Evanston Woman Charged With Neglect Of Elderly

Elder abuse can be defined in a variety of ways.  In general, it is intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or other trusted individual that causes harm to a vulnerable elder.  On this site, the Elder Abuse page discusses various aspects regarding elder abuse.

Recently, a woman from Evanston has been charged with felony neglect of the elderly.  The charges have to do with the woman’s (Margaret M. Flaherty) neglect in the care of her mother.

Various media sources discuss the charges.  One article is from the Chicago Tribune, in a June 13, 2015, and is titled “Evanston woman accused of neglecting mother.”

An excerpt:

Flaherty “knowingly failed to provide hygiene, nutrition, prescribed medication, and medical care and treatment to maintain her mother’s health, causing the victim’s pre-existing physical health to deteriorate,” according to a complaint in the court files.

In court, prosecutors said she did not give her mother a bath or change her sheets in several days, and her mother dropped in weight to 80 pounds and was unable to walk.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the June 15, 2015 Evanston Patch article titled “Evanston Woman Charged With Neglecting Mother.”

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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 see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer.  Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.

During this 20+ 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 works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation. 

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.