Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Mount Vernon Nursing Home Resident Death

Falls among the elderly remains a substantial health concern, as such falls often lead to serious injuries.  Among these serious injuries are broken hips and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions.  On this site, the issue of falls is discussed both on the “Nursing Home Resident Falls” page as well as seen in many individual posts found under the “nursing home falls” category.

Due to the frequency of these falls, as well as the severity of injuries that often occur, lawsuits against health care facilities in which these falls occur are common.  One of these lawsuits was discussed in the November 3, 2015 Madison Record article titled “Nursing home seeks to transfer wrongful death suit.”  As seen in the article, a 76-year-old nursing home resident (Sandra Rylander) in a Mount Vernon nursing home allegedly fell numerous times, with the last fall leading to the later death of the nursing home resident.

An excerpt from the article:

Rylander says the decedent allegedly suffered falls on Nov. 22, 2014, Dec. 9, 24 and 25, 2014, and Jan. 17, but was unable to alert anyone. On Jan. 18, she was found face-down, bleeding and unresponsive in her room. She was pronounced dead two days later, the suit states.

The defendants are being sued for abuse and neglect by failing to provide adequate supervision, failing to keep Sandra Rylander from falling and in sight, failing to provide an adequate alarm system, failing to ensure the alarms were functioning and failing to develop an up-to-date plan of care.

Additional details regarding the alleged neglect and lawsuit can be seen in the media sources including the Madison Record article mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

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

Fatal Wandering Incident Leads To Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In the August 3, 2016 post (“Elopement Incident Leads To Death Of Nursing Home Resident“) an elopement (frequently referred to as “wandering”) incident that happened in South Carolina was discussed.  This incident led to the subsequent death of the nursing home resident.

There have been other incidents involving elopement that have led to the death of nursing home residents as well as those in other long-term care facilities, such as assisted living facilities.

One such incident happened in Minnesota.  This incident happened in July 2013 when a resident (Dale Gerard) disappeared (i.e. wandered from) from an assisted living facility in Duluth.  Gerard was said to have dementia as well as other mental and physical disabilities.

The fatality – and subsequent wrongful death lawsuit – is discussed in a number of media sources.  These sources include the February 4, 2016 McKnight’s Senior Living article titled “Assisted living community sued for resident disappearance, death” as well as the February 2, 2016 Duluth News Tribune article titled “Duluth care facility sued in resident’s 2013 disappearance, death” and the February 3 fox21online.com article titled “Lawsuit filed against Duluth Assisted Living Facility after Resident’s Death.”

As seen in the accounts of the incident, the resident did have an ankle bracelet, which was supposed to notify facility staff if she left the facility.  However, as claimed in the lawsuit, not all of the doors were equipped with the proper technology.  As well, the resident may have learned how to disable the ankle bracelet.

An excerpt from the Duluth News Tribune article concerning the wrongful death lawsuit:

The wrongful death suit, served this week on Wesley Residence and parent company At Home Living Facilities, claims that the care provider was negligent in failing to adequately secure the building and allowing her to leave unattended, violating established care policies.

Additional details concerning this fatal elopement incident and the wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in various media sources, including those sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

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

Elopement Incident Leads To Death Of Nursing Home Resident

“Elopement” (often referred to as “wandering”) is an issue that can happen in long-term health care facilities such as assisted living facilities and nursing homes.  Typically, this wandering can lead to a resident or patient wandering from where they are supposed to be to other areas.  Such areas may be outside of the health care facility, and in some cases such wandering has led to the death of the nursing home resident.

On this site, such an elopement incident – and a subsequent wrongful death lawsuit – was discussed in the October 24, 2014 post titled “Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Elopement Incident.”  That wandering involved a health care facility in Lockport.

Often, lawsuits over such wandering incidents claims negligence against the health care facility, and this negligence can include various factors such as failure to supervise the nursing home resident.

A recent elopement incident occurred in South Carolina, and this elopement involved the subsequent death of a nursing home resident.  The resident was said to have dementia and a history of wandering.  This fatal incident is further discussed in a number of media sources, including the August 1, 2016 abcnews4.com article (with video) titled “Family of woman found dead in marsh considers lawsuit against nursing home” as well as the May 31 McKnight’s Senior Living article titled “Assisted living community under investigation after resident wanders, is found dead.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

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