Levin & Perconti Files Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawsuit on Behalf of Victim’s Family

Levin & Perconti filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Iroquois County on behalf of the family of a nursing home resident who sustained personal injuries while under the care of the Watseka Rehabilitation Center. The victim, Jospehine Kusman, sustained injuries that were a result of nursing home abuse and neglect and led to her death. Watseka failed to asses Josephine’s condition, implement a plan to care for her needs, and provide necessary medical services, leading her to develop horrible pressure sores and become malnourished and dehydrated. She was subsequently admitted to the hospital with multiple pressure sores, including a sore on her heel that was so infected and gangrenous it required a below-the-knee amputation. The staff allowed Jospehine to lie in her own urine and feces, her call light was frequently not answered, and her son was not timely informed of his mother’s pressure sores. Her son feels that there was a lack of staff members and the few present were not adequately caring for their patients. Levin & Perconti filed the case because the nursing home violated the trust given both to their residents and family members when they neglected Josephine’s medical and personal care needs.

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