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Illinois Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit Filed Against Virgil Calvert Nursing Center

The Madison Record reported yesterday on nursing home abuse allegations that have recently led to the filing of an Illinois nursing home neglect lawsuit. Two plaintiffs are suing the Virgil Calvert Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in East St. Louis claiming that poor treatment of a resident led to her death.

The suit alleges that the victim suffered a variety of medical complications caused by the poor care she received in her three and a half month stay at the facility. The complaint includes allegations of neglect, failure to supervise, and failure to notify her physician of changes in her condition. The pleading also alleges that the home did not provide the resident medical services that she needed, did not ensure that the victim’s body weight was kept up, did not ensure that her had appropriate protein levels, and did not provide her with sufficient fluids.

On top of all of that the lawsuit also claims that employees at the facility did not provide the resident with the necessary treatment for her urinary tract infection. Her doctor allegedly did not order appropriate tests to diagnose her infection, meaning that she was not admitted to a hospital until too late, allowing complications to develop. The woman suffered increased disability because of the mistreatment, so that she was unable to function at her highest level possible.

Our Chicago nursing home abuse attorneys at Levin & Nursing work with victims like the resident in this case. So many community members who live in these facilities depend on their care worker for basic day-to-day functioning. When those workers are negligent in their tasks, than the lives of those residents are often completely diminished. That is never acceptable, and those who engage in such activities must be held accountable.

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