Observers have frequently noted that nursing home neglect seems to emanate from the same poor facilities time and time again. When a culture of a home is created that tolerates inadequate treatment, cut corners, and lack of respect for resident well-being, then it is only a matter of time before residents are harmed.
For example, the Sunday Gazette Mail reported yesterday on two different nursing home lawsuits that were filed against the same facility for poor care that they provided to two residents. The first lawsuit involved the death of a resident who suffered skin breakdown, weight loss, and falls as a result of poor treatment at the home. The daughter of the woman claims that the systematic abuse and neglect led to her mother’s untimely passing during what was supposed to be a short stay at the home.
A second, unrelated wrongful death lawsuit was also filed against the same home following the death of another former resident. In that case the victim was only a resident for a single week. The wife of the man claimed in her complaint that her husband “suffered serious injuries from a pattern of poor care, negligence, and abuse [which caused] an injury of an unknown origin, that resulted in a fractured right hip, falls, dehydration, urinary tract infection, and sepsis.”
The plaintiffs in both cases are seeking to hold the negligent facility accountable for the mistreatment that caused pain and suffering and cut short the life of their loved one.
Our Illinois nursing home lawyers at Levin & Perconti are proud to work every day in support of those who seek to end the mistreatment of our senior friends and family. With abuse and neglect continuing in various locations throughout the area on a daily basis, there remains much work to be done before all elders are treated as they should. We are committed to staying the course and continuing to advocate on behalf of these victims.
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