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Family Sues Nursing Home after Fatal Bedsore Leads to Wrongful Death

A 73-year-old woman entered a nursing home in 2005 after she fell and injured her arm, believing it would be a quick month stint for therapy. However, two years later, after repeated denied requests to go home, the woman died due to a horrific infected bedsore. Her daughter has filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit stating that none of the staff would check on her mother. On one visit, a family member went to change the victim’s gown and noticed a bedsore, already in an advanced stage, on their mother’s tail bone. The pressure ulcer was infected within days. The victim’s family states that you could put your whole hand down in their mother’s back and you could see the bones and spinal cord. Pressure ulcers are lesions caused by unrelieved pressure on the skin. They are largely preventable by making sure a patient is regularly moved or turned every two hours. However, they are fatal once they become infected. If you or a loved one has experienced bed sores as a result of nursing home abuse, please contact an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the wrongful death, please click the link.