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Woman files suit against Illinois nursing home

A Chicago woman has filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court against Bronzeville Park Skilled Nursing and Living Center alleging negligence. The complaint states that the plaintiff was transferred to the facility on March 18 after undergoing surgery. A week later, the woman was hit with by a falling intravenous pole as a nurse was attending to her roommate.

The complaint further states that residents in a skilled care facility do not expect to suffer head injuries after being hit with such objects unless negligence was involved. According to the lawsuit, she suffered pain, anguish and mental suffering in addition to a degraded quality of life. The plaintiff is asking for more than $50,000 in damages.

When an individual is sent to a nursing home or another care facility, that person does so to receive specialized care. In most cases, those who are in such facilities are older people who cannot take care of themselves. This may leave them vulnerable to abuse and neglect that can cause physical and emotional injuries. Even if injuries are caused by accident, they can still cause physical and mental issues that last for years or never go away.

Those who have suffered from nursing home abuse may be able to take legal action against the employee or employees who were responsible for it. In addition, the nursing home itself may be liable for damages. Compensation may be awarded to cover the costs of any medical care that was necessary. If an individual passes away due to neglect while in a nursing home, the family of the victim may pursue their legal remedies as well through the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties.

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