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Lawsuit claims Joliet resident died from medication error

Two years ago, a Joliet resident had been taken to a local hospital after she began to experience chest pain. Medical professionals treated and monitored the 24-year-old woman for two days before discharging the patient. After the hospital discharged the patient, the woman was sent to a nursing home in Wilmington. Two days later, the […]
Medication Errors

Nurse burnout, short-staffing detracts from quality patient care

Chicago workers and business owners might know all too well that being short-staffed at work can negatively impact employees and their customers. When fewer workers are responsible for getting more work done, quality may lack because workers get burned out. Recent research suggests that this is exactly what happens in hospitals and assisted living facilities […]
Nursing Negligence

Son says mother died after nursing home left her outside too long

Some nursing home or assisted-living residents in Chicago require more medical care than others. For example, some patients must follow strict diets or therapy and medication regimens in order to keep their health under control. In other cases, staff might only need to make sure that a resident is getting enough exercise and is eating […]
Nursing Negligence

Assisted-living patient dies because of filing error at facility

An assisted-living home resident was accidentally deprived of life-saving CPR in a shocking case ofnursing home negligence earlier this year. Why was the man deprived of CPR? The answer: a filing error. Families in Illinois who place loved ones in nursing homes and other assisted-living facilities might certainly be worried about abuse or incidents of […]
Nursing Negligence

Proposed drug bill could affect Chicago nursing homes, patients

Recently, many patients, their families and lawmakers have become increasingly worried that nursing home residents in Illinois and throughout the entire U.S. are being drugged unnecessarily and sometimes dangerously. To address this concern — which could be considered nursing home abuse or neglect — a new proposal from U.S. senators would limit the off-label use […]
Nursing Negligence

Nursing homes lack emergency plans in natural disasters, study says

Every year, about 3 million people who spend time in a nursing home are susceptible to harm if the facility does not have adequate safety measures in place. Though incidents of nursing negligence in our Illinois homes and other facilities throughout the U.S. are often due to factors including lack of supervision, medication errors and abuse […]
Nursing Home Care

Clostridium difficile becoming more prevalent in nursing homes

Clostridium difficile is an infection that spreads quickly and can be fatal. While usually diagnosed amongst hospital patients, it is now being diagnosed amongst nursing home residents and patients at primary care practices and other outpatient facilities. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the number of infections and deaths from the […]
Nursing Negligence

Cook County nursing home sued after patient dies from assault

Earlier this winter, a nursing home patient in Illinois wandered away from his facility without being noticed by the facility’s staff. The dementia patient died of hypothermia before authorities were able to find the missing patient. After investigating the incident, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced that the facility had committed several violations that […]
Nursing Negligence

Illinois nursing home sued for patient’s injuries from falling

Nursing home facilities in Illinois are responsible for ensuring that employees have been trained on how to properly administer drugs to residents and to make sure that residents are getting the appropriate care and therapy they need each day to improve their quality of life. Nursing home employees are also responsible for assisting many residents […]
Nursing Negligence

Illinois nursing home cited after patient’s escape, death

Last week on our Chicago medical malpractice law blog, we discussed the tragic death of an Illinois nursing home patient in January after he left a Belleville facility without any workers or nurses noticing. The 77-year-old man suffered from dementia and heart disease and had been a patient at the home for seven years. He […]
Nursing Negligence

Illinois nursing home patient leaves facility unattended, dies

As some Illinois families may have experienced, taking care of a parent or grandparent with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be a challenging task, especially when adult children are working full-time jobs and also raising their own families. When a loved one’s illness has progressed to the point where he or she may need constant […]
Nursing Negligence

Mother settles lawsuit with nursing home over daughter’s death

As parents begin to age or siblings with severe disabilities begin to require constant care and medical treatment, some Chicago families may choose to put their loved ones in nursing homes where they trust that their loved ones will receive the attention that is needed to survive. Choosing the right nursing home in Illinois can […]
Nursing Negligence

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