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.
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.