An 82-year-old woman died after just two months at a Chicago land nursing home. She developed severe bed sores and pressure ulcers due to the nursing staff’s negligence. The woman was able to walk with a cane, and had no pressure ulcers or bed sores before entering the home. One of the pressure ulcers was so deep it caused osteomyelitis, an infection in the bone. She died due to complications of these injuries. The jury found the defending nursing home guilty, and awarded a sum of $1,200,000 to the plaintiff.
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