Nursing Facility Sued Over Circumstances Of Resident’s Death

There are many types of nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse that can be the grounds for a successful lawsuit.  Various types of nursing home neglect and abuse have been discussed throughout this site.  As well, many Illinois lawsuits concerning these shortcomings in care have been summarized.

In addition to neglect and abuse, there have been many nursing home accidents that have occurred.  While the causes of these accidents are broad, often such accidents involve some type of negligence or carelessness.

A lawsuit that alleges various instances of negligence regarding the death of a resident (Pauline Purifoy) in an Illinois nursing center is discussed in the Madison Record article titled “Cahokia nursing center sued over woman’s 2015 death.”

An excerpt from the article:

“Pauline Purifoy died from septic shock and multiorgan failure April 18, 2015,” the lawsuit states.

Jackson’s lawsuit lists five counts of violations of Illinois’s administrative code and the states Nursing Home Care Act, in addition to medical negligence, wrongful death, and asks for more the $50,000 for each count.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in various articles 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 nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Joseph 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 Joseph Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.