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Illinois Nursing Home Blamed for Resident’s Sepsis

A woman wrongfully died after employees at an Illinois nursing home allowed her pressure sores to deteriorate, which caused sepsis to flow throughout her blood. Her relatives have now filed a nursing home lawsuit in St. Clair County Court against Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Caseyville Property. At the time of the victim’s admission, she had three stage II pressure sores on her buttocks and one pressure sore on each of her heels. However, by the time of her discharge from the rehabilitation center she had three stage IV pressure sores on her buttocks and multiple pressure sores on her heels. She sustained personal injures which led to the development and deterioration of her pressure sores on her buttocks and bilateral heels which led to the sepsis throughout her bloodstream. She wrongfully died due to sepsis and acute respiratory failure. The nursing home negligence lawsuit claims that before her death she experienced severe pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress and loss of dignity. To read more about the Illinois nursing home lawsuit, check out the story.