Two Separate Nursing Homes Fined for Patient Deaths

State officials have fined two nursing homes for providing care that was so inadequate that two patients wrongfully died. One case involved a woman who died from dehydration. The nursing home failed to give the 82-year-old woman sufficient fluids, which caused her to suffer dehydration and acute kidney failure. Another involved a staff member who failed to provide CPR to a man suffering a heart attack. The nursing home staff wrongfully believed that he was under orders not to be resuscitated. In reality, the man had an option specifically marked, “I do want CPR.” The nursing homes were fined for their elderly negligence violations. Elderly negligence can occur anywhere, including Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the nursing home negligence, please click the link.

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