Case Results: Nursing Home Injuries
Case: Nursing Home Neglect, Cook County, Illinois
Facts: Our client’s 68-year-old family member was admitted Nursing Home in Cook County. The next day family members at the defendant facility and discovered that their mother was in severe pain and her right leg was rotated 180 degrees. It appeared she had been given a new mattress but the same bed overnight.
Injuries: The resident was taken to nearby Hospital where she was diagnosed with a displaced subtrochanteric spiral fracture of the proximal right femoral shaft which required an open reduction internal fixation using cephallomedularry nail and LISS Plate. She was hospitalized for approximately one month until she passed away.
Case: Nursing Home Neglect-Cook County, Illinois
Facts: Our client fell while a resident of a South Suburban nursing home. The nursing home had assessed our client as a high fall risk when he was admitted to the facility.
Injuries: Non-displaced fracture of our client’s left femur, which required two separate surgeries to repair, the first involving placement of 3 surgical screws and the second to remove the screws and perform a partial left hip replacement.
Facts: At the age of 92, our client got up out of bed and had an episode of vertigo causing her to fall and sustain a non-displaced intertrochanteric fracture of her left hip. We successfully argued that if a toileting schedule and bed alarm protocol had been in place then this predictable and preventable injury would not have happened. Further, it was inappropriate to rely upon an elderly, debilitated resident to remember to call for assistance when she needed to get out of bed.
Injuries: Intertrochanteric fracture of left hip.
Case: Nursing Home Neglect, Kankakee County, Illinois
Facts: Our client was a resident at a Kankakee County nursing home where she developed a severe pressure ulcer within weeks of her admission. Upon her admission to the nursing home, she had been assessed as being at risk for development of pressure ulcers.
Client’s Injuries: Fever, sepsis and a severe, unstageable sacral pressure ulcer requiring hospitalization including administration of intravenous fluids and antibiotics and specialized wound care which continued after her discharge from the hospital.
Case Name: Circuit Court of Grundy County Case No. 11 L 39
Facts: Our client was a resident at the defendant’s nursing home facility when she was carelessly transported from her wheelchair to her bed causing her to hit the bed with great force and dislocating her recently operated upon left hip.
Client’s Injuries: Dislocated hip requiring surgery and development of a left heel ulcer.
Facts: Our client was a resident at a nursing home facility where she fell in the dining room. Prior to her fall, the defendant had knowledge that our client was at risk for falling.
Client’s Injuries: Slightly oblique supracondylar fracture of the distal femur with slight impaction and anterior angulation at the fracture sight.
Case Name: Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 09 L 12508
Facts: Our client was a resident at the defendant’s nursing home facility where she fell to the ground due to defendant’s negligence. Prior to her fall, client was admitted with a history of falls with periods of confusion and deemed a high fall risk patient.
Client’s Injuries: Intracranial hemorrhage with subdural bleeding.
Case Name: Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 08 L 1299
Facts: Our client was a resident at a nursing home facility where she fell to the ground due to the defendant’s negligence. Prior to her fall, the nursing home facility had deemed our client a fall risk and she was still nonetheless left unattended.
Client’s Injuries: Transverse subtrochanteric fracture of the left femur and left hip intertrochanteric fracture, requiring emergency surgery.
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