An 84-year-old nursing home resident at Alden Wentworth Rehabilitation in Chicago died on May 4 after falling from a window at the nursing home. According to the Southtown Star, the victim was from Chicago’s South Side. At the time of the report, it was not know whether his death was accidental or a suicide. However, the article did note that the victim was suffering from dementia. To read more about this death at Alden Wentworth in Chicago follow the link.
Falls often occur at nursing homes, and in many cases, the results are devastating. “In many instances, deaths such as this are a result of nursing home negligence. When residents suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s, they require a great degree of care and supervision. Unfortunately, serious injuries and death may occur when the nursing home staff fails to provide this care,” said Steve Levin of Levin & Perconti in Chicago.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious personal injury or death due to nursing home negligence, please contact our offices by email or at 312-332-2872 to discuss your case with one of our experienced Chicago nursing home lawyers.