Illinois Nursing Home Sued After Woman Found on Train Track

An Orland Park, Illinois nursing home has been sued for nursing home negligence after a resident with dementia was discovered lying on train tracks. The woman was suffering from cold exposure eight hours after wandering off during a group field trip to a local high school. The nursing home negligence lawsuit was filed in the Cook County Circuit Court against Sunrise Senior Living Services, the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living of Orland Park and the home’s Activity Director Debra Ann Adler following the incident that left a disabled woman with visible injuries. The nursing home negligence lawsuit claims that the woman suffered from various psychological and physical conditions, severe dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and required full-time supervision by staff. After the group arrived at the high school, the elderly woman wandered away unnoticed and was found approximately eight hours later one mile away, lying on train tracks with visible injuries she had suffered from falling down and being exposed to cold temperatures. The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home failed to properly monitor the elderly woman and failed to assess her risk of wandering off. To read more about the nursing home negligence lawsuit, please click the link.

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