Many residents enter nursing homes specifically needing 24-hour, around the clock care. For these vulnerable seniors, the only way that they can ensure that professional help is available at a moment’s notice is to move into the facility and live surrounded by those paid to provide that intense care. Unfortunately, far too many seniors enter negligent nursing homes and do not receive the level of care to which they are entitled. That negligence leads to unnecessary suffering and death.
For example, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit was recently filed by the family of a victim who died because of inadequate care at the Rosewood Care Center of Swansea. According to the suit, the victim died after a blood clot went untreated by the facility. The clot traveled to her lungs-known as a pulmonary embolism-which led to her death.
The victim’s family pursued the Illinois nursing home lawsuit specifically because they believe their loved one did not have proper supervision at the facility and consequently was not given the necessary medical treatment which could have saved her life. The nursing home resident was supposed to have 24-hour a day care, but they failed in this regard.
Our Chicago nursing home attorneys at Levin & Perconti have helped many families in similar circumstances win settlements and awards following deaths at nursing homes. It is important for all those who have suffered a loss that could have been prevented to contact Illinois injury lawyers to learn about the rights that they may have.
We may never be able to put an end to all negligent nursing home conduct. However, with each new family that comes forward and fights for their right to proper treatment, more facilities are forced to improve the care that they deliver on a daily basis. In that way, each new legal victory is another step closer toward ensuring that current nursing home residents do not fall victim to abuse and neglect.
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