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Levin & Perconti File Lawsuit on Behalf of Nursing Home Negligence

Attorney Steven Levin of Levin & Perconti filed a nursing home negligence case in Cook County against Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich in Lake Zurich, IL. The complaint was filed on behalf of Edna Kneidek for the injuries she suffered while she was a resident at the nursing home. The victim is now permanently immobile after she suffered a hip fracture at the nursing home. When Edna was admitted to Lexington, she was assessed as being at-risk for falls. Despite her known risk for falls, the nursing home allowed her to fall five times from February through August 2007. On August 7, Ms. Kneidek suffered a fall and later complained to the nursing home staff of severe hip pain. Over the next few days, her pain continued. However, the nursing home did not address this pain or transfer her to the hospital for x-rays for five days. When she finally entered the hospital on August 12, an x-ray revealed that her left hip was shattered and she was also diagnosed with pneumonia. Attorney Steven Levin stated that, “The nursing home failed to properly assess Edna’s risk for falls or protect her from falling. After allowing her to fall, the home did not respond to her complaints of pain or transfer her to the hospital in a timely fashion.” “We hope that our case will bring about changes at Lexington so that other residents don’t suffer like my mother did,” said Lisa. “We visited often, but there are so many residents who do not have family nearby to speak up for them. We do not want anyone else to go through what my mother went through.”