Some of the most heart-breaking examples of Illinois nursing home abuse involve residents who are forced to sit in their suffering without receiving any treatment. There are various reasons for the repeatedly examples of this abuse, including understaffing at for-profit facilities and mistakes made by ill-trained, inexperienced care workers.
This weekend saw the filing of another nursing home lawsuit that alleges similar abuse and poor care. The Madison-St. Clair Record reported on the initial stages of the suit. The plaintiff is a Belleville woman who claims that her nursing home, Calvin Johnson Care Center, did not provide needed medical care while she was in pain. The victim specifically alleges she was forced to go without any treatment while suffering severe abdominal pain.
The woman notes that she was very clear with staff members about her problem. She asked to be transported to a hospital to receive relief from the pain. However, the nursing home employees failed to take action. They did not allow her an emergency medical visit. To make matters worse, when the woman finally saw her physician, nursing home staff didn’t mention anything about her seemingly chronic abdominal pain.
Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti believe that no senior should be forced to suffer in silence because of unexplained negligence on the part of their caregivers. Virtually all residents are at these facilities because they require extra help in ensuring their health and well-being. When that supposed helps ignores the needs of the resident, suffering abounds. It is important for the poor care provided by some of these facilities to be brought to attention. That will allow the problem to be corrected and save other victims from similar pain.
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