One source of lawsuits regarding the standard of care provided in Illinois nursing homes is whether appropriate levels of urgency are displayed with regard to a resident’s changing health status. In other words, if a nursing home resident is injured or otherwise has a deterioration of their medical condition, is notification of appropriate parties performed on a timely basis? An example of this is if a resident falls and is visibly injured. Does the nursing home staff contact appropriate parties, such as a physician or paramedics, immediately or does the staff do so on a delayed basis?
Such delays can be deadly, depending upon the situation. If such a delay leads to a death, and negligence on the part of the nursing home can be proven, there may be grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. As with any situation leading to the harm or death of a person in a long-term care facility (nursing home, retirement home, assisted living facility, etc) in which there may have been negligence or abuse, one should speak with an Illinois nursing home lawyer.
The Cook County Record article of March 17, 2016, titled “Nursing home faces wrongful death allegation” discusses a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court in which an adverse health condition was alleged to have not been addressed in a timely fashion.
An excerpt from the article:
The plaintiff filed a complaint on March 8 in Cook County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging they violated the Illinois Wrongful Death Act by failing to properly assess and monitor Isla Delsol’s condition.
The plaintiff alleges that, on March 27, 2014, Isla Delsol exhibited abnormal breathing, but the condition was not addressed in a timely enough fashion and the nursing home resident died.
Additional details regarding this Cook County Circuit Court wrongful death lawsuit can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Cook County Record article 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.