The adult son of an 85-year-old former nursing home resident has filed a wrongful death suit against a Niles, IL nursing home facility. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed on February 3rd, 2014 in the Cook County Court against a registered nurse and Regency Rehabilitation Center. In addition, the lawsuit has also named a physician as a respondent in discovery.
Our attorneys, Jordan S. Powell and Katherine Moorhouse, are representing the decedent’s family.
Our client’s mother lived at Regency Rehabilitation Center LLC at 6631 Milwaukee Ave. in Niles from November 15, 2008 to February 5, 2012. Our lawsuit alleges that the defendants did not take proper care of our client’s mother, which resulted in pressure sores that eventually became infected and needed surgery. This is a common form of neglect in nursing homes across the United States, i.e., sores that go untreated. When left untreated, the consequences can be dire and life threatening. Obviously, the latter was the case for our client’s mother, and that is why we are representing the case, to fight for her rights.
IL Nursing Home Lawsuit
We assert that, due to the Regency Rehabilitation Center’s negligence, our client’s mother died on February 2nd, 2012. The lawsuit seeks damages as a result of her death in excess of $50,000, along with court costs, alleging that if staff at the defendant facility had taken appropriate measures, our client’s mother would not have died from sores that could have been been easily treated.
Our client’s mother is not the only person who has fallen victim to a tragic, untimely, and unnecessary death as a result of inadequate nursing home care. In fact, our law firm has represented hundreds of families and individuals in nursing home lawsuits because we believe families and their loved ones deserve to have a voice in the courtroom, especially when it comes to negligence, abuse, and wrongful death.
In addition, we also represent families who have loved ones who have suffered injuries from neglect. For instance, two other attorneys in our law firm are representing a man in a case that involves a resident who developed sores in his left heel. The sores eventually became gangrenous, the infection spread, and the man’s entire leg had to be amputated. Like our client’s mother mentioned above, if this man had received proper care, he would still have a leg and foot.
Unfortunately, these cases are all too common across the United States. That is why we urge clients to take detailed notes on potential neglect and abuse. In addition to taking good notes, we also urge you to find the best representation in your time of need.