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.
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.
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