The development of bedsores (also frequently referred to as pressures sores) is frequently cited in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. While the reasons for this are various, as discussed on this site the development of bedsores often leads to various health impairments. This is especially so if the bedsores are ignored or not otherwise treated in a timely and complete manner. If left untreated, bedsores can lead to serious adverse health consequences, and may – directly or indirectly – lead to death.
A recent lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, cites alleged bedsores in a nursing home resident (Edward Matthews Sr.) in a Joliet nursing home. The lawsuit is discussed in the February 9, 2016 Joliet Patch article titled “Son Sues Joliet Nursing Home Over Dad’s Death” as well as the February 9 Cook County Record article titled “Man sues nursing home after father’s death.”
An excerpt from the Joliet Patch article:
“During his stay, Matthews suffered from needless and preventable multiple pressure sores to his lower extremities, a Stage III pressure sore to his lower back, sepsis, pneumonia, respiratory distress and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” according to the lawsuit, as reported by the Cook County Record.
Additional details and possible updates regarding this nursing home neglect lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Joliet Patch and Cook County Record articles mentioned above.
Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted. This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.
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.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free and confidential. Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.