Nursing Home Lawsuit Regarding Death Of Nursing Home Resident

There has been a nursing home lawsuit filed over the alleged formation of bedsores in a nursing home resident, who later died from health complications due to the development of the bedsores.

The lawsuit filed is against an Ohio nursing home, Shawnee Manor Nursing Home, over the death of a resident, Donald Ballard.

The patient’s condition, including the formation of bedsores and the lawsuit, is discussed in the August 15, 2014 article titled “Family of deceased man sues nursing home.”

A couple of excerpts from the article:

The staff at Shawnee Manor failed to identify the risk of pressure sores and did not properly care for Ballard leading to pressure ulcers on both heels, ankles and feet, which became infected, Courtney said in the lawsuit.


The lawsuit said staff members at the nursing home were negligent in his treatment. The lawsuit said he suffered, and the family incurred medical and funeral expenses.

The article also discusses the progression of health problems that Ballard allegedly suffered due to the complications from the bedsores.  According to the lawsuit, these “numerous” infections included a urinary tract infection, pulmonary aspiration, and sepsis.

Additional details and possible updates concerning this lawsuit involving bedsores can be seen in the article mentioned above.


Bed sores (also commonly called bedsores, pressure ulcers and pressure sores) are further discussed in the Elman Joseph Law Group’s site.


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.

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