Lawsuit Alleges Nursing Home Neglect In Burns And Death Of Nursing Home Resident

As discussed on the Chicago Nursing Home Burns page, there are a variety of ways in which nursing home residents can suffer burns.  Many of these burns can be serious and lead to further health complications such as infections.

A recent example of burns suffered by a nursing home resident – which then led to further health complications and death – can be seen in an incident in a Nevada nursing home in which a nursing home resident received severe burns after being in the sun.  A recent wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in this death of the Nevada nursing home resident, Dr. Robert Robinson.

The burns and lawsuit are described in a variety of media sources, including the July 10, 2014 Las Vegas Review-Journal article titled “Veterans nursing home sued in former lawmaker’s death” as well as the July 11 article (with video) titled “Family files lawsuit against Nevada State Veterans Home.”

The Las-Vegas Review-Journal article summarizes the claims made in the lawsuit.  An excerpt:

The lawsuit alleges malpractice and gross negligence. It also claims that the acts that ultimately led to Robinson’s death are a violation of nursing standards of care and several federal regulations governing nursing home, among other violations.

The 89-year-old man suffered second-degree burns on his legs and other parts of his body while sitting in his wheelchair wearing only shorts during the height of summer. The cause of death on Robinson’s death certificate included “sepsis, cellulitis, cutaneous burns and prolonged environmental heath exposure.”

The article and video also discusses the alleged nursing home neglect and lawsuit.  Also mentioned in this article is alleged over-medicating of nursing home patients.  An excerpt:

As for that hot July day on the patio, the lawsuit claims Bob was, “Left unattended and found outside in temperatures greater than 100 degrees while restrained in Broda-chair.” A plexi-glass cover, “Acted as a magnifying glass, causing severe burns to his person,” which became infected, “Resulting in his untimely death.”

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Las Vegas Review-Journal article and 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 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 is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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.