Levin & Perconti has filed a lawsuit against Pleasant View Luther Home, a nursing home in Ottawa, IL, on behalf of the family of Edmund Wasilewski, a former resident who was injured after allegedly falling at the facility during the week of September 22, 2017.
As a result of the fall, Mr. Wasilewski suffered hemopneumothorax, a condition comprised of two separate chest injuries: hemothorax or blood in the chest cavity, combined with pneumothorax, or air in the chest cavity. Hemopneumothorax essentially causes the lungs to separate from the ribs, cutting off a patient’s ability to breathe and is caused by chest trauma.
Mr. Wasilewski died 5 days after his fall.
The lawsuit alleges that Pleasant View failed to prevent Mr. Wasilewski’s fall by having staff available to assist Mr. Wasilewski. The lawsuit also alleges that Pleasant View failed to provide and implement fall prevention measures, including the use of bed and chair alarms. Mr. Wasilewski’s family is being represented by Levin & Perconti Partner Michael Bonamarte IV and Associate Michael Shanahan.
About Pleasant View and Lutheran Life Communities
Pleasant View Luther Home is one of 6 facilities owned by Lutheran Life Communities, a non-profit, religiously-affiliated network of senior care communities. Other Lutheran Life Communities include The Arlington in Naples, FL, Lutheran Home (aka Lutheran Home for the Aged) in Arlington Heights, IL, Luther Oaks in Bloomington, IL, St. Paul’s House (aka St. Paul’s House and Health Care Center) in Chicago, and Wittenberg Village (aka Healthcare Center at Wittenberg Village) in Crown Point, IN.
Pleasant View describes itself as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and currently has a 3 star ‘average’ rating on Nursing Home Compare, the quality rating site operated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Nursing Home Injury? Levin & Perconti Can Help
Levin & Perconti has successfully represented families in thousands cases against nursing homes and assisted-living facilities throughout the state of Illinois. If someone you love has been the victim of abuse or neglect at Pleasant View or any other skilled nursing facility, our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys want to help you. Contact us for a FREE consultation toll-free at 1-877-374-1417, in Chicago at (312) 332-2872 or by completing our online case evaluation form.