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Levin & Perconti File Nursing Home Negligence Suit for Family

A Lake Zurich, Illinois nursing home has been accused of negligence in a Levin & Perconti filed nursing home negligence suit. The suit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The elderly negligence suit was filed against Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich on behalf of Edna Kneided, an 83-year-old woman, after she suffered a hip fracture at the nursing home. The fracture has left her permanently immobile. Attorney Steven Levin of Chicago, Kneidek was admitted to Lexington Health Care after living in an assisted lving facility. Levin points out that when the woman was admitted, she was assessed as being at-risk for falls. Despite this assessment, the nursing home allowed her to fall five times from February through August of 2007. One fall resulted in her being transferred to the hospital for X-ways for five days, which revealed her left hip was shattered. The woman was also diagnosed with pneumonia. Edna had to have extensive surgery in order to repair her hip. “Edna’s family trusted Lexington to care for her, but the home was negligent on a number of levels,” Levin said. “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.” To read more about the nursing home negligence, please click here.