According to the Mankato Free Press, the final accident occurred in October of 2007, but the residents’ three daughters claim their mother was the victim of repeated neglect. The family noticed deterioration in the health of their loved one shortly after she entered the home. The victim used to walk on her own without a problem but became dependant on a wheelchair not long after getting to the facility.
The resident also complained of being treated harshly while at St. Benedictine Living Community. One night the woman was brought to the hospital following an accident at the nursing home. Her children saw her screaming in pain at the ER and asked what happened. The victim explained that she was dropped by nursing home staff members again. Her family wanted to take her away from the facility at that point, but the hospital insisted on taking her back to the nursing home.
However, her family watched on while nursing home employees dropped their mother while transporting her back into her nursing room bed from the hospital gurney. The resident slipped through the caregiver’s hands and onto a wheelchair where she immediately passed out. She never regained consciousness and died three days later.
Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti are saddened by these and similar stories of elderly friends and family members suffering pain and neglect in their last few years alive. There is no excuse for repeated falls and improper physical transfers of nursing home residents. This conduct cannot be tolerated and instead must be exposed so that other nursing home residents do not suffer a similar fate.
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