As discussed throughout this site, there are many types of nursing home neglect. It is common to see nursing home neglect that results in dehydration. Additionally, another type of neglect can occur when a nursing home fails to inform physicians and/or other relevant parties as to the development of significant medical conditions. While there may be many reasons for such lapses in care, poor training of nursing home staff, as well as nursing home understaffing, are often reasons cited in lawsuits regarding nursing home neglect.
A recent West Virginia lawsuit against a nursing home serves as an example of alleged nursing home neglect that involves malnutrition as well as overmedication. That lawsuit is described in the January 20, 2015 West Virginia Record article titled “Woman blames nursing home for man’s death.” As seen in that article, the lawsuit claims that negligence led to significant medical problems that resulted in the nursing home resident’s death.
Additional details regarding the lawsuit and the alleged nursing home neglect can be seen in the West Virginia Record article seen 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 for a free legal consultation to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.
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. In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.
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Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.