The family of another nursing home resident has filed suit after negligent care provided by a facility led to the death of their loved one.
Last week the Madison-St. Clair Record reported on the Illinois nursing home lawsuit. The surviving estate of an elderly female resident initiated the action against the Lincoln Home after the woman’s death last January. The Belleville, Illinois nursing home is a long term care facility that houses about 150 residents in the area.
The woman in this case had lived at the facility for about a year and a half before her death. According to the complaint filed with the court, the family alleges that the victim was given improper care while at the Lincoln Home. They claim that this poor nursing home care caused the resident to suffer dehydration, sepsis, and hypoxia. The woman’s medical condition continued to grow worse, eventually leading to her death.
The family contends that the owners of the nursing home, Weiss Management Group LLC, failed to follow adequate rules of reasonable care. They further claim that the Illinois nursing Home Care Act was violated by the facility.
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 nursing home 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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