As frequently discussed on this site, pressure ulcers (also frequently referred to as pressure sores, pressure injuries, bedsores, and bed sores) can – especially if not treated promptly and properly – lead to a variety of adverse health consequences that can directly or indirectly lead to the death of those who have them. One of the health complications that can arise is that of sepsis, which is further discussed on the sepsis page.
Many Illinois lawsuits have been filed over the development of pressure ulcers in nursing home patients, as well as those that have developed in residents of other long-term health care facilities, such as assisted living facilities. Many of these lawsuits claim negligence in care, either for allowing such pressure sores to develop and/or in not taking appropriate action once pressure sores have developed. Various lawsuits are wrongful death lawsuits, claiming that the development and worsening of pressure ulcers have led to the death of the patient.
One such lawsuit is seen in the Madison Record article of January 2, 2017, titled “Woman alleges decedent developed pressure ulcers in nursing home.” An excerpt, referring to the decedent Betty Elaine Hamilton:
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during the time that Hamilton was a resident at the defendant’s facility, she suffered from pressure ulcers and infections.
McGovern alleges the defendant failed to provide necessary care and services and failed to develop and implement a comprehensive care plan.
The article also references alleged violations of the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.
Additional details can be seen in the sources 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.
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