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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Nursing Home

An Illinois nursing home was responsible for the untimely death of a nursing home resident according to allegations in a new lawsuit filed last week.

My Suburban Life recently reported on the circumstances surrounding the nursing home lawsuit. The family of a former resident of the Maple Ridge Care Centre sued the facility following the death of their 63-year old wife, mother, and grandmother. According to the lawsuit, staff members at the facility failed to properly monitor the care of the victim, leading to her death from deep-vein thrombosis.

According to filing, the nursing home staff waited 16 hours before taking action on the symptoms which revealed the medical problem. That failure led to the amputation of the victim’s left leg, spurring her eventual death. The victim had been in the facility to recover from complications incurred during a recent surgery; she was expected to recover and return home.

These are not the first concerns about the care provided at Maple Ridge. The facility was also fined by the state earlier this year for the death of a 32-year old resident. That victim, a spina bifida sufferer, died after staff members failed to revive her with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The resident had clear instructions that the step was to be taken by her caregivers, but they did not follow the command.

Our Chicago nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti are very familiar with instances of nursing homes negligence that leads to the untimely death of residents. We have filed suit and won numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for Illinois elder abuse victims and their families at the hands of unsupervised, untrained, and unmonitored nursing home staff. Be sure to contact a nursing home lawyer if you suspect a loved one is a victim of this type of negligence.

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