Our Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys are proud of our work on behalf of injured victims throughout the state of Illinois. For decades our professionals have worked with families all across our area-from Chicagoland down to the furthest corners of Southern Illinois. No matter where in the state mistreatment occurs, we are ready to help those who have suffered harm because of misconduct of others.
Unfortunately, each and every day across Illinois community members are hurt because of the unreasonable actions of others. This mistreatment can occur in virtually any setting, from nursing homes and hospitals to roads and sidewalks. For decades we have traveled across the state, helping those involved receive the redress they need to properly recover from their injuries. We understand the many ways that these accidents affect the lives of those hurt as well as their loved one. In fact, according to a recent Chicago Lawyer Settlement Survey, our firm has the highest settlement outside of Cook County this year: a $6.5 million trucking accident settlement for a husband and son who lost their mother after their vehicle was slammed into by a negligent truck driver.
One of our latest Illinois nursing home abuse filings was reported this week in the Madison Record. As the story explained, our Illinois nursing home neglect lawyer Michael F. Bonamarte is representing the family of a disabled woman who suffered serious injury while living in an Alton care facility. The victim’s mother initiated the suit. The plaintiff explains that her daughter had been living at the Rosewood Care Center because she needed close care on a consistent basis because of her disability. She had short-term memory loss and a variety of cognition problems.
The documents filed in the case explain how the disabled victim suffered severe injure at the facility two years ago because of the negligence of a care worker. One nursing home employee improperly inserted the woman’s feeding tube. The consequences of the error were severe, as the victim developed a serious infection that did not immediately heal. However, care workers compounded the problem by not recognizing or treating the infection in a timely manner. The problem eventually reached the point where the victim had to be transferred to a hospital. She was forced to spend some time in the intensive care unit of the hospital because of the seriousness of the infection and complications.
The documents filing in this Illinois nursing home neglect lawsuit indicated that the conduct of the care workers-and a variety of other defendants-violated the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. The Act is a state law which demands a certain level of care be provided to residents of these homes. The failure on the staff member’s part to properly monitor this resident’s condition and provide necessary care in a timely manner constitutes a clear violation of the statute. In addition, staff members at the home were not properly trained to provide the level of care demanded by law. On top of all of that, the victim’s mother was not informed of the changes in her daughter’s condition.
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