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Levin & Perconti File Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit on Behalf of Victim

Levin & Perconti filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of the family of a nursing home resident for personal injuries she suffered while under the care of Forest Hill Health & Rehab Center in East Moline, IL. The resident, Olive Fletcher, injuries were a result of nursing home abuse and neglect that ultimately led to her premature death. Olive had suffered from progressive dementia and began wandering the house during the night. Her daughter decided to place her in a safe environment when she and her family felt that they could no longer provide her with significant care. In the months after entering the nursing home, Olive suffered three falls and sustained several cuts, bruises and lacerations. She also suffered from malnourishment that resulted in significant weight loss. She had to be admitted to the hospital and was diagnosed with severe dehydration. Olive’s doctor suspected that she had been a victim of nursing home abuse. A week after being admitted to the hospital, her condition declined and she died of renal failure as a result of severe dehydration. The lawyers at Levin & Perconti filed the case against the nursing home which is currently under scrutiny from the Service Employees International Union. The company that owns the home is owned by Michael Lerner who has carried a number of violations and operates his homes without proper insurance.