Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Highland Park Nursing Home Resident’s Death

There are many types of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse that can lead to the filing of a successful lawsuit.  Many of these types of neglect and abuse have been discussed on this site, and both lawsuits filed in Illinois as well as in other states have been summarized.  As well, nursing home accidents often occur, and these accidents often are rooted in some type of negligence or carelessness.

While the the range of potential claims for nursing home (as well as other types of long-term health facilities, such as assisted living facilities) lawsuits is broad, there are various types of events and injuries that are common reasons for the filing of personal injury or (in the case of fatal accidents or injuries) wrongful death lawsuits.

Errors committed by nursing home staff is one source of negligence.  As mentioned previously on this site, errors in the administration of medication have occurred.  However, there are many other types of errors that can occur, and some have led to the death of the nursing home resident.

A recent nursing home wrongful death lawsuit has been filed regarding an alleged error made by nursing home staff at Warren Barr North Shore, a Highland Park, Illinois nursing home.

The lawsuit is discussed in various media sources, including the April 6, 2017 Highland Park News article titled “Lawsuit alleges Highland Park nursing home ignored resuscitation wishes” as well as the McKnight’s April 6 article titled “SNF staff misread chart, failed to resuscitate resident, family’s lawsuit claims.”

An excerpt from the Highland Park News article:

A family has filed suit against a Highland Park nursing home alleging the facility “failed to resuscitate” a 52-year-old woman in accordance with her wishes.

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The suit says Cencula’s instructions were to “render full treatment including all resuscitation efforts medically available to her in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest.”

While initially it was believed that Cencula’s instructions were not to be resuscitated, subsequently it was determined that the instructions had been misread, and paramedics were called to immediately respond.

Kimberly Cencula was pronounced dead by the Highland Park Fire Department at 5:05 a.m.

Additional details can be seen in the sources indicated 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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at 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 we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years.   We are known for our 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Regarding Chicago Nursing Home Resident’s Death

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the alleged nursing home neglect in the death of a resident at a Chicago nursing home in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

The resident (Christine Young, 89) died after choking on a piece of hard candy on March 25, 2015.

The wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in a number of media sources, including the April 3, 2017 Daily Southtown article titled “Blind octogenarian dies after choking on candy at South Side nursing home:  lawsuit” as well as the McKnight’s article of April 5 titled “Facility sued after resident dies from choking on candy.”

An excerpt from the Daily Southtown article:

The suit, which names the facility’s two nursing home administrators, director of nursing and assistant director of nursing, alleges a violation of the Nursing Home Care Act and common law negligence.

Symphony of Morgan Park, which was then known as Renaissance Park South, “failed to supervise [Young] while she was eating to observe, identify and prevent choking incidents,” “failed to oversee the comprehensive assessment of [Young’s] needs” and “failed to develop an up-to-date resident care plan” for her, the suit claims.

Additional details regarding this wrongful death lawsuit filed against a Chicago nursing home can be seen in the 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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at 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 we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years.   We are known for our 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.

Nursing Home Fraud And Mismanagement

While nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse can potentially happen in any nursing home or other long-term health care facility, such neglect and abuse may be especially likely to happen if mismanagement and/or fraud is occurring at the nursing facilities.

The Chicago Tribune article (with video) of October 4, 2016, titled “Nursing home operator from Chicago jailed as feds allege $1 Billion scheme” discusses various allegations made against a nursing home operator who owned nursing homes, including previously owning Illinois nursing homes.

While the article focuses on an alleged $1 billion Medicaid and Medicare bribery and kickback scheme, allegations of patient abuse and neglect are also discussed.

An excerpt from the article, discussing various nursing home wrongful death lawsuits:

Separate from the pending federal indictment, the Tribune found that families have filed 20 wrongful death lawsuits since 2013 against seven of Esformes’ facilities in Miami-Dade County. Four were on Florida’s watch list of troubled facilities — among a total of only 11 nursing facilities in that area.

In one of those cases, patient Donald Reiff allegedly was attacked last year by a fellow resident at North Dade Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, then sent to another Esformes facility, Fountain Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center. Staff there allegedly neglected to assist or supervise Reiff, and he quickly suffered a catastrophic fall and died of a brain injury, according to a pending civil lawsuit filed by Reiff’s family.

Also mentioned in the article are alleged instances of fatal and nonfatal physical violence against nursing home patients, as well as other nursing home neglect incidents including a fatal elopement incident.

Additional details can be seen in the Chicago Tribune 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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Regarding Lack Of Physician Notification

One source of lawsuits regarding the standard of care provided in Illinois nursing homes is whether appropriate levels of urgency are displayed with regard to a resident’s changing health status.  In other words, if a nursing home resident is injured or otherwise has a deterioration in their health, are appropriate parties notified?  If such notification is done, is it done on a timely basis?

While the parties that should be notified depends upon the situation, typically the resident’s physician is one of the people that should be notified in the case of a deteriorating health condition.  If the physician is not notified, medical treatment that may be imperative may be either not administered or not administered in a timely fashion, which may result in many adverse health impacts.

The Madison Record article of May 24, 2016, titled “Health-care facility accused of wrongful death” discusses a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Madison County Circuit Court.  The lawsuit alleges that nursing home staff failed to inform the patient’s physician of the change in the resident’s clinical status.  The decedent is named as Zittie B. Harris.

An excerpt from the article:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, on Aug. 23, 2015, the decedent died due to negligence and acts of omission. The plaintiff holds OSF Healthcare responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide the necessary information to Harris’ physician, which became the reason for the latter’s death.

Additional details concerning this wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in various 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Involving Sepsis

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed regarding the alleged nursing home neglect of a resident at a Joliet nursing home.

The alleged negligence pertains to the development of bedsores (also frequently referred to as pressure sores) and then sepsis.

As further described on the sepsis page, it is possible for a person with pressure sores to be susceptible to sepsis, especially if the pressure sores are severe in nature.  Often such severe pressure sores are due to the fact that they have not been properly treated.  Untreated pressure sores is often a sign of potential nursing home neglect.

The wrongful death lawsuit is discussed in the Joliet Patch article of May 6, 2016, titled “Husband Claims Wife Died from Neglect at Joliet Nursing Home:  Lawsuit” as well as the May 6 Cook County Record article titled “Husband accuses Joliet long-term care facility of wrongful death.”

As seen in these sources, the lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against The Parc at Joliet LLC.

An excerpt from the Patch article mentioned above:

Page claims that between Jan. 30 and Aug. 19, 2014, his wife, Gloria Page, was receiving rehabilitation from the nursing home when she developed pressure sores and died May 8, 2015 from sepsis as a result of the nursing home’s neglect, according to the report.

Among the allegations in the lawsuit is that The Parc failed to provide quality adequate medical care, and failed to adequately monitor the condition of the resident, Gloria Page.

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

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Joliet Nursing Home

There has been a wrongful death lawsuit filed against a nursing home in Joliet.  In the lawsuit, various facets of negligence are claimed, and this negligence is alleged to have caused the death of a nursing home resident, Geraldine Paraday.

The lawsuit is against Presence Villa Franciscan and Presence Life Connections, and was filed in the Circuit Court Of Cook County.  Among those health problems mentioned is the development of pressure ulcers, which is also referred to as pressure sores.

An excerpt from the April 22, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “Nursing Home’s Negligence Caused Death of Resident:  Lawsuit“:

The complaint was filed April 15 against Presence Villa Franciscan and Presence Life Connections, according to the Cook County Record, and alleges that between Feb. 2, 2012 and Sept. 5, 2013, resident Geraldine Paraday “developed pressure sores to her lower extremity, severe dehydration and infection, which contributed to her death on Sept. 9, 2013.”

Sousan Soulian, the independent administrator of Paraday’s estate, said in the lawsuit that Presence Villa and Presence Life failed to “provide adequate assistance, supervision and hydration,” according to the report.

The lawsuit is also discussed in the Cook County Record article of April 21, 2016, titled “Joliet facility alleged to have provided negligent care.”

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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.

Lawsuit Against Hinsdale Nursing Home Facility

There has been a  lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County against a Hinsdale care facility, ManorCare in Hinsdale.  The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death of a nursing home resident.  The decedent was Walter Irmen.

An excerpt from the March 23, 2016 Hinsdale The Doings article titled “Lawsuit charges negligence at Hinsdale nursing home“:

On March 15, 2014, Walter Irmen allegedly pressed the call button for help using the bathroom, Powell said. The complaint alleges Irmen fell before anyone came to assist him and suffered a neck fracture.

Walter Irmen was taken to Hinsdale Hospital.  He died March 20, 2014.

The lawsuit alleges violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act and negligence.

Additional details regarding the lawsuit and its claims can be seen in a variety of media sources, including The Doings article mentioned above, as well as the Cook County Record article of March 19 titled “Manorcare of Hinsdale accused of negligence, wrongful death.”

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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.

Medical Treatment In A Timely Manner

One source of lawsuits regarding the standard of care provided in Illinois nursing homes is whether appropriate levels of urgency are displayed with regard to a resident’s changing health status.  In other words, if a nursing home resident is injured or otherwise has a deterioration of their medical condition, is notification of appropriate parties performed on a timely basis?  An example of this is if a resident falls and is visibly injured.  Does the nursing home staff contact appropriate parties, such as a physician or paramedics, immediately or does the staff do so on a delayed basis?

Such delays can be deadly, depending upon the situation.  If such a delay leads to a death, and negligence on the part of the nursing home can be proven, there may be grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit.  As with any situation leading to the harm or death of a person in a long-term care facility (nursing home, retirement home, assisted living facility, etc) in which there may have been negligence or abuse, one should speak with an Illinois nursing home lawyer.

The Cook County Record article of March 17, 2016, titled “Nursing home faces wrongful death allegation” discusses a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court in which an adverse health condition was alleged to have not been addressed in a timely fashion.

An excerpt from the article:

The plaintiff filed a complaint on March 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging they violated the Illinois Wrongful Death Act by failing to properly assess and monitor Isla Delsol’s condition.

The plaintiff alleges that, on March 27, 2014, Isla Delsol exhibited abnormal breathing, but the condition was not addressed in a timely enough fashion and the nursing home resident died.

Additional details regarding this Cook County Circuit Court wrongful death lawsuit can be seen 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.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Nursing Home Negligence

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.

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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.

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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 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.    

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, 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.