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Nursing Home Lawsuit Claims “Failure to Act” Led to Wrongful Death

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People place their loved ones in nursing homes every day, expecting a high standard of care. Unfortunately, nursing home negligence, including communication breakdowns, are all too common and can lead to personal injury, even death.

An Illinois nursing home, doctor, and staff members are being sued for the 2011 death of a resident under care following colon surgery. The lawsuit contends that if not for a communication breakdown the woman would be alive today.

According to the claim, lab results were faxed to the nursing home indicating the patient had low sodium levels. However, nursing home records did not show any indication that staff received the fax nor were there any physician’s orders for that day. Subsequently, the sodium issue went untreated; a few days later the woman showed signs of swelling in her arms, legs, feet and face and was transferred to an area hospital for two days. Almost immediately upon her return to the nursing home, she began suffering from shortness of breath and slurred speech. She was taken back to the hospital where she died eight days later from respiratory distress and congestive heart failure.

Taking legal action is an effective way to stop such negligence and prevent it from happening to others. Unfortunately for this family, the financial and emotional roller coaster of a lawsuit is equally as painful as the loss. They should not conduct settlement negotiations if they are struggling, financially. If they do, they may accept an offer that is less than full case value.

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