Nursing Home Abuse Committed By Other Residents

As discussed in many areas of this website, nursing home abuse can take many forms.  As well, the nursing home abuse can be carried out by many different parties.

While, in many cases, nursing home abuse is committed by employees of the nursing home, mistreatment of nursing home residents can also occur when one (or many) nursing home residents abuse another resident.  Often, this takes the form of verbal abuse and other mistreatment, but can (as previously mentioned in this site) also involve physical assault and sexual assault.

One of the challenges inherent in assessing the levels of nursing home abuse that occurs is that in many cases, nursing home abuse is not reported.  As such, as seen in many sources, many people believe that the official statistics under-report instances of nursing home abuse.

CBS News published an article on June 15, 2016, titled “Nursing home abuse common, but from an unlikely source.”  The article discusses the findings of a recent study on nursing home abuse from other residents and its frequency.

Notable excerpts from the article include:

It’s disturbingly common for elderly folks who live in nursing homes to experience abuse at the hands of other residents, a new study shows.

About one in five have experienced verbal or physical mistreatment from other residents, the study’s lead author, Dr. Mark Lachs, told CBS News.

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Out of the 2,011 residents included in the study, 407 experienced at least one instance of mistreatment during the month the study took place.

In the past, there’s been more attention to the problem of staff abuse of elderly patients, but Lachs said it’s time to shift the focus.

“[Abusive] staff should be arrested, fired, and prosecuted. But aggression between residents needs to be given attention. You’re probably at greater risk than from a staff member — but we just don’t have good numbers on that yet,” he said.

The article also discusses other issues, such as the substantial under-reporting of elder abuse as well as ways to limit abuse of nursing home residents.

Additional details can be seen in the CBS News article.

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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.

Illinois Bill Would Ban Anonymous Complaints Against Nursing Homes

Anonymous complaints concerning Illinois nursing homes would no longer be accepted, or investigated, under a bill currently in the state House of Representatives.

The bill, H.B. 5601, which was introduced earlier this year, would amend the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act to require identifying information about people filing neglect or abuse complaints.

Under the bill, the identifying information would be kept confidential by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  However, nursing home investigators would be able to contact people who filed complaints should they desire further information.

An excerpt from the Pekin Daily Times article of April 15, 2016 titled “Bill would ban anonymous complaints against Illinois nursing homes“:

But advocates for both nursing home residents and employees of nursing homes oppose the bill, which was approved last week by a House committee and could receive a full House vote anytime before being considered by the Senate.

Those advocates said some people fear retaliation against themselves or their loved ones by nursing homes and would make complaints to the state’s nursing home hotline (800-252-4343) only if they wouldn’t have to leave their name.

Wendy Meltzer, executive director of Chicago-based Illinois Citizens for Better Care, said the nursing home industry isn’t thinking of residents when it supports the bill.

“They want people not to file complaints,” she said, adding that bill supporters aren’t considering the vulnerability, health and varying personalities of nursing home employees, residents and residents’ family members.

According to the April 15 State Journal-Register article titled “Bill would ban anonymous complaints against nursing homes,” approximately 20% of the 5,600 complaints about nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in 2015 were filed anonymously.

The bill is further discussed in the Pekin Daily Times and State Journal-Register articles mentioned above, as well as the McKnight’s article of April 17 titled “State bill would ban anonymous complaints against 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.

Investigation Into Nursing Home Abuse

Abuse of nursing home residents can take many forms.  On this site, various instances of nursing home abuse – and associated lawsuits – are highlighted and discussed, in order to serve as examples of actual and alleged abuse.

Often, such abuse can be difficult to “spot,” especially by relatives or friends of those in the nursing home or other long-term care facility.  It is for this reason that one should be aware of various “red flags” that serve as warnings that potential Illinois nursing home abuse is happening.

A recent investigation concerning nursing home abuse is seen in a North Carolina care facility.  The alleged nursing home abuse is discussed in a variety of articles, including the December 4, 2015 thetimesnews.com article titled “Alleged abuses at family care home lead to indictment after long investigation” as well as the December 4 wfmynews2.com article titled “Caswell Co. Woman Charged With Patient Neglect And Abuse.”

As seen in these articles, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ investigation announced various findings and charges concerning the alleged abuse.

An excerpt from thetimesnews.com article:

Over the course of the investigation, authorities found Lewis instructed homecare workers to over-medicate patients, caused or allowed homecare workers to deny use of a walker to a resident whose doctor had prescribed one to him, denied use of a medical device that prevented seizures for another patient, and allowed a patient to reside at the facility knowing she required skilled nursing, according to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional details can be seen in the media sources indicated 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.

Investigation Of Illinois Nursing Home Resident’s Death

The March 12, 2015 death of a nursing home resident (Juanita Simmons) at the Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center in Belleville has prompted an investigation.

An excerpt from the March 18, 2015 Belleville-News Democrat article titled “Investigation opens into Belleville nursing home death as sisters recall abuse“:

The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office has an “open and active” investigation into the death of Simmons, who was found dead Thursday morning at Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center, 727 N. 17th St. in Belleville. Nursing home administrator Rebecca Garcia could not be reached, and previously declined comment.

The article discusses alleged mistreatment and potential nursing home abuse of Simmons, and also highlights 20 complaints filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health against Midwest in the past year.

A subsequent bnd.com article, that of March 21, 2015, titled “Owner of Belleville nursing home where resident was found dead operates 10 facilities with one-star rating” discusses various aspects of Senior Healthcare Management, which operates Midwest Rehabilitation and Respiratory Center.

An excerpt from this article:

The owner of a Belleville nursing home, where an 85-year-old woman was found dead strapped to a wheelchair at the bottom of a flight of stairs, owns 12 other nursing homes in Illinois — 10, like Midwest, have a one-star rating.

This article highlights a number of Illinois nursing home abuse lawsuits.  As well, wrongful death lawsuits filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Midwest Rehabilitation & Respiratory Center in Belleville are listed.

For those unaware of the nursing home rating system, this rating system is discussed in numerous places within this site, including the June 2, 2014 post titled “Conditions Within A Chicago-Area 1-Star Nursing Home.”

Nursing home ratings can be found at the Medicare.gov Nursing Home Compare site.

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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.

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Alleged

There have been allegations made regarding Illinois nursing home abuse in Alton.

The allegations involve the treatment of a 93-year-old nursing home resident, and are discussed in The Alton Telegraph article of December 23, 2014 titled “Police investigate alleged elder abuse.”

As seen in the article, the nursing home resident allegedly suffered a variety of abuse and neglect, including bruising and intimidation by two certified nursing assistants at a currently-unnamed Illinois nursing home.

According to the article, the woman’s daughter, Carol Frederick, 72, of Godfrey, recently removed her mother from the nursing home.

Two excerpts from the article:

Once she relocated her mother, Frederick called Alton police, who photographed the older woman’s bruises on the back of her arms and twice interviewed the women. Frederick claims two certified nursing assistants at the nursing home inflicted the bruises while “roughing up” her mother as they dressed her after learning the family complained about them.

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Frederick also has not yet filed a lawsuit, making it public record, which she said she intends to do.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Alton Telegraph 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 litigate cases. 

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.

Physical Abuse Of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Physical abuse of Illinois nursing home residents can take many forms, and can be inflicted by both other nursing home residents as well as nursing home staff.

A recent instance of alleged physical abuse of a nursing home resident in Florida serves as an example.  As is often the case in nursing home abuse cases, a man noticed bruises on his father, who was a nursing home resident with dementia.

An excerpt from the Orlando Sentinel article of October 30, 2014, titled “Two captured on hidden camera by nursing home patient’s son arrested“:

A man who noticed bruises on his father, a nursing home resident with dementia, set up a hidden camera and caught two employees hitting him, a Winter Haven police spokeswoman said.

Additional details regarding this alleged nursing home abuse can be seen in the Orlando Sentinel article mentioned above, as well as the November 26, 2014 theledger.com article titled “Two Nursing Assistants Accused of Elderly Abuse Released on Bail.”

As seen in the alleged incident above, bruises served as a sign of potential abuse of a nursing home resident.  Other signs of potential abuse are discussed on the “Nursing Home Abuse” page of this site.

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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 litigate cases. 

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.

Statistics Regarding The Reporting Of Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect

The extent to which nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect is reported is an important subject, both for those instances of nursing home abuse and neglect that happen in Illinois as well as nationally.  As indicated elsewhere in this site, many studies and reports indicate that abuse and neglect of nursing home residents is likely underreported to a significant degree, as is the incidence of overall elder abuse.

Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report titled “Nursing Facilities’ Compliance With Federal Regulations For Reporting Allegations Of Abuse Or Neglect.”  This report, dated August 2014, contains much notable information regarding the topics of abuse and neglect in nursing facilities, as well as reporting requirements.

A few notable excerpts include, in the order in which they are found in the report:

from page 1:

It is estimated that approximately 5 million, or 10 percent, of elderly adults are abused, neglected, or exploited annually.¹  Between now and 2050, the United States is projected to experience significant growth in its elderly population. In 2050, the number of Americans aged 65 and older is projected to be 88.5 million, more than double the population of 40.2 million in 2010.²  Nursing facilities are likely to experience increases in their resident population; therefore, it is important to ensure that residents are protected from abuse and neglect.

from page 3:

Nursing facilities must report all allegations of abuse or neglect immediately to the nursing facility administrator or designee, State survey and certification agency (State survey agency), and to other officials in accordance with State law.  An allegation of abuse or neglect is required to be reported immediately; an investigation is subsequently conducted to determine and substantiate the allegation. Not all allegations of abuse or neglect are substantiated. Nursing facilities are required to report the results of investigations of these allegations to the nursing facility administrator or designee, State survey agency, and to other officials in accordance with State law within 5 working days of the incident.

from page 14:

It is both required and expected that nursing facilities will report any and all allegations of abuse or neglect to ensure resident safety. Eighty-five percent of nursing facilities reported at least one allegation of abuse or neglect to OIG in 2012. Seventy-six percent of nursing facilities maintained policies that address Federal regulations for both reporting allegations of abuse or neglect and subsequent investigation results. Further, 61 percent of nursing facilities had documentation supporting the facilities’ compliance with both Federal regulations under Section 1150B of the SSA. Lastly, 53 percent of allegations of abuse or neglect and the subsequent investigation results were reported, as Federally required.

Additionally, the report has Table 1 (page 2) that contains definitions of both abuse and neglect, as well as a definition of Injuries of Unknown Source and Misappropriation of Resident Property.

As well,  Table 3 (page 8) provides statistics regarding allegations of reported abuse and neglect, and Table 4 (page 8) indicates the nature of the allegations, e.g. employee to resident, resident to resident, etc.  Notably, 24.2 percent of the allegations were “resident to resident,” compared to 40.3 percent as “employee to resident.”

Additional details can be found in the Department of Health and Human Services report mentioned above, as well as the August 25, 2014 Houston Chronicle article titled “Survey:  U.S. Nursing homes don’t report many abuse allegations.”

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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 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 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.

Alleged Falsification Of Nursing Home Records

There is alleged nursing home abuse involving a New York nursing home.  In this alleged nursing home abuse, 17 nursing home workers face charges.

The alleged nursing home abuse is discussed in the June 12, 2014 wkbw.com article titled “HighPointe Nursing Home Worker, Facing Charges, Speaks Out” as well as the earlier April 24, 2014 wgrz.com article titled “17 Former Nursing Home Workers Charged.”

One aspect of these alleged charges, which is sometimes alleged in nursing home lawsuits, is that nursing home records were falsified regarding the care of the nursing home resident.

An excerpt from the wgrz.com article:

The CWA Union Local 1168 says six of those arrested are union members, and they were charged with allegedly falsifying documents and have been fired. “The falsification was related to patient care that was documented as being provided and allegedly was not,” according to a statement from the union.

While this alleged nursing home abuse happened in New York, the issue of alleged falsified nursing home records occurs in Illinois nursing home lawsuits as well as those nationally.  Of course, one factor that might motivate nursing homes to falsify records is to conceal nursing home abuse, neglect, or nursing home accidents that may have occurred during the care of a nursing home resident.

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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 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 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.

High Rate Of Harm In Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)

One of the critical issues regarding nursing home abuse (as well as abuse or neglect in other health care facilities such as hospitals or assisted living facilities) is the rate and number of incidents in which this abuse occurs.

A recent study offers various worrisome statistics regarding the number of incidents that may be occurring in such health care facilities.  As the report points out in the executive summary, although there has been “substantial” attention paid to patient safety in hospitals, less is known about patient safety in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

The study is the February 2014 The Department of Health and Human Services report titled “Adverse Events In Skilled Nursing Facilities:  National Incidents Among Medicare Beneficiaries.” (pdf)

The report focuses on resident care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).  On page 2 it discusses SNFs and SNFs in relation to nursing homes:

The Social Security Act (SSA) §1819(a) defines a “SNF” as a facility engaged primarily in providing skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services for residents who require such care because of injury, disability, or illness. Although the term “SNF” refers to a provider that meets the Medicare Part A coverage requirements described above, 90 percent of SNFs are dually certified as both SNFs and nursing homes (i.e., long-term care providers).13

An excerpt from the report, indicating the study’s scope:

This study estimates the national incidence rate, preventability, and cost of adverse events in SNFs by using a two-stage medical record review to identify events for a sample of 653 Medicare beneficiaries discharged from hospitals to SNFs for post-acute care. Sample beneficiaries had SNF stays of 35 days or less.

The report uses the term “adverse events,” which it defines on page 2:

The term “adverse event” describes harm to a patient or resident as a result of medical care.10 An adverse event indicates harm to the patient as a result of medical care, including the failure to provide needed care. Adverse events include medical errors but they may also include more general substandard care that results in patient or resident harm, such as infections caused by the use of contaminated equipment. However, adverse events do not always involve errors, negligence, or poor quality of care and are not always preventable.11,12

As to a summary of the reports findings, which are found in the executive summary:

An estimated 22 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced adverse events during their SNF stays. An additional 11 percent of Medicare beneficiaries experienced temporary harm events during their SNF stays. Physician reviewers determined that 59 percent of these adverse events and temporary harm events were clearly or likely preventable. They attributed much of the preventable harm to substandard treatment, inadequate resident monitoring, and failure or delay of necessary care.

The report also contains a variety of other statistics as well as the methodologies employed.  Recommendations are also given regarding how SNFs can significantly reduce the incidence “of resident harm events.”

This report – as well as other statistics and numerous stories – should serve to indicate how prevalent accidents, injuries, and other forms of harm happen in SNFs and nursing homes.  As well, it is highly notable how many of these adverse events that lead to harm and injuries of nursing home residents are preventable in nature.

Those who have relatives or other loved ones staying in Illinois nursing homes or SNFs – as well as other health care facilities such as assisted living facilities, hospices, or hospitals – should be aware of the existence and frequency of these nursing home abuses and nursing home accidents.  As well, spotting signs of such incidents and acting upon them is imperative.

Should you or someone you care for happen to experience nursing home abuse or neglect – or an accident in a nursing home – 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 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 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.

 

Example Of Nursing Home Abuse And Lawsuit

A recent article illustrates various forms of alleged nursing home abuse and nursing home neglect, including the incidence of bedsores, bacterial infections, and various other deficiencies in the care of a nursing home patient.  A lawsuit regarding this alleged nursing home abuse was filed and recently resolved.

The nursing home patient was Sui Mee Chiu, a resident in a California nursing home.  The April 12 Whittier Daily News article, titled “Frustrating wait for the nursing home inspector” discusses the situation which Sui Mee Chiu endured, and various experiences encountered by her daughter, Mary Chiu.

A couple of excerpts include:

Mary Chiu was shocked by the bed sores on her 85-year-old mother.

One on her backside was so deep it exposed the bone; others formed on her left leg, heel and big toe. Half a dozen times, Sui Mee Chiu had to receive hospital treatment for the sores and bacterial infections.

The wounds persisted for months, until the day she died in April 2012 of respiratory failure.

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In cases like Chiu’s, there is no information on state or federal websites about the complaint or inspectors’ findings. Consumers can see, however, that in 2011, while Chiu was living at the Arcadia nursing home, inspectors found some residents didn’t receive proper treatment to prevent new pressure sores or heal existing ones, according to federal documents.

But until a reporter called last week, the Arcadia Health Care Center website was highlighting its status as a five-star facility, the maximum possible rating on a U.S. official government database. Its actual rating is three stars. The claim has since been taken down.

The article also speaks of the lawsuit filed regarding care received by Sui Mee Chiu.

Additionally, the article mentions a variety of other incidents of nursing home abuse in Los Angeles County, including nursing home sexual abuse as well as a medication error that led to a nursing home resident’s death.

While these nursing home incidents occurred in California, various statistics, incidents, and research (some of which is featured on this site) indicates that these types of nursing home abuses, nursing home neglect, and nursing home accidents also can and do frequently occur in Chicago nursing homes and other health care facilities in Chicago, as well as nationally.

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Should you or someone you care for experience 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 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 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.