$325,000 settlement for a 90-year-old male nursing home resident that developed an infected pressure sore to his sacrum and suffered a fall from bed resulting in a laceration to his forehead that required sutures.
$365,000 settlement for a 79-year-old male that was hospitalized for a urinary tract infection and developed a severe pressure sore to his sacrum/coccyx.
$842,801 nursing home verdict for an 87-year-old Chicago woman in a nursing home negligence lawsuit filed against Kenwood Healthcare Center for a fall resulting in a hip fracture, pelvic fracture and shoulder fracture.
$1 million nursing home settlement against Winchester House for the family of an elderly woman who suffered a fall resulting in a hip fracture. At the time the settlement was reached, this was the largest reported settlement for a nursing home negligence case in Lake County, Illinois.
Ever since the 1970’s, civil damage awards against the State of Illinois were limited by the Court of Claims Act to $100,000. See 705 ILCS 505/8 (2009). That $100,000 damage cap figure is tied for lowest in the country. Since July 2015, thirteen residents at the Quincy Veterans Home have died while under the care… Read More
If you have an elderly loved one who needs skilled nursing care, you might have chosen a nursing home. No doubt you want the best care possible for your loved one. You trust the nursing home to provide professional and compassionate care. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Nursing home abuse occurs far too often…. Read More
Your Blood is Filtered During Dialysis If you have endstage kidney disease, you may require dialysis. This is the most common treatment for patients with kidney failure. During dialysis, your blood is filtered through an artificial kidney, or dialysis machine, where waste products can be eliminated. Patients who are undergoing hemodialysis usually have treatment three… Read More
Compartment Syndrome is a serious medical condition that requires immediate recognition and a high degree of suspicion by nurses, ER doctors, internists, and orthopedic specialists alike to prevent catastrophic injury to patients. Missed diagnosis of compartment syndrome can result in permanent nerve damage, amputation, chronic pain from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) renal failure and even death. Compartment syndrome often… Read More
Giving birth is supposed to be a joyous occasion, marked by cigars, balloons and well wishes. What if your birth does not go as planned. If your baby comes out with low Apgar scores, an ominous sign or, develops signs of Cerebral Palsy or hypoxic brain injury. Fetal Heart Rate Monitors Fetal heart rate monitoring… Read More
Many nursing homes under-employ staff with the experience and ability to administer medications correctly. As a result, medication errors occur all too frequently, often with devastating outcomes to patients who are given the wrong medication or the wrong regimen or dose of medication. If your loved one in a nursing home has suffered a serious… Read More