The Madison Record is reporting a case of serious Illinois nursing home abuse. A Cahokia woman is claiming that nursing home employees at St. Paul’s Home in Belleville, IL allowed her to sustain numerous injuries while she was a resident. The victim filed the nursing home lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court on April 29. The suit claims that the while the victim lived at the nursing home, nursing home employees violated her rights as a resident through multiple acts. Employees failed to elevate the woman’s feet to offer the proper treatment and care for her edema, or swelling. The negligence suit also claims that they failed to assist her to the shower which resulted in a fall where she suffered injuries to her ankle and her leg. Finally, the nursing home lawsuit claims that the victim had a contusion to her leg due after nursing home employees hit her with a motorized wheelchair. She is seeking a judgment of more than $30,000 plus other costs.
Nursing home staffing levels greatly affect resident well-being and care. When homes do not employ enough staff members to properly care for residents, there is an increased chance for residents to be injured or killed due to nursing home abuse and neglect. If you or a loved one is injured or killed in a nursing home with insufficient staffing levels, you may be able to seek compensation. Please consult a Chicago nursing home lawyer to learn more about your legal options. To read more about this nursing home neglect lawsuit please click the link.