The family of a deceased Chicago nursing home resident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Villa Scalabrini Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for failing to provide care. The man was first admitted to the nursing home after a stroke. Over the next year, the man lost 43 pounds and developed multiple pressure ulcers over the lower part of his body.
Also named in the nursing home neglect lawsuit is Westlake Community Hospital in Melrose Park for its failure to ensure that hospital staff made sure that the man received the nutrition and water he needed. Westlake Community Hospital, as well as the Villa Scalabrini nursing home, is a part of the Resurrection Health Care system, which is named in this suit. The family has hired the law firm Levin & Perconti to handle their case.
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