An Illinois nursing home abuse and Illinois wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a Champaign County nursing home earlier this week. The deceased resident died from kidney failure in March 2006, just 8 days after entering the nursing home. The victim, who had diabetes, kidney disease and hypertension, was quoted as having a high risk of developing bed sores or pressure ulcers. To remedy this, the resident required repositioning every 2 hours. However, the nursing home failed to do this and often left her sitting upright in a chair for up to four hours for dialysis treatment without relief.
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