Many errors and charting that looks as if it was copied. Wrong name listed on a record. Charting was done after my father passed as if they took care of him during that time. Wrong room numbers at times. Blood work reviewed by an LPN. Last wishes were not entered correctly in his chart so his DNR... View More
Medical malpractice cases require the Health Care Provider to have done something wrong that led to harm. Doing wrong action is not enough. It must be proven, for example, the errors you outline caused or contributed to his death. You should review these facts with experienced medical malpractice...View More
My situation is, my mom fell or was dropped in a nursing home, a lawyer called me and said he was on the case 1y and 9m later he called and said he passed the case to another firm but that firm had no records and urged me to get the records which has pushed up to the deadline to file tomorrow. The... View More
On your facts, the statute of limitations (SOL) is two years. You need to file on or before that date. No attorney or law firm was "on the case" unless your mother signed documents, hiring that attorney or that law firm. The SOL is all that matters. Whether your mother hired two...View More
Certainly. But if she has a family member, there should be a contract written that the family member will be paid out of the estate at the rate of x per hour and will be reimbursed for her services upon death.
That is unless she can be paid now or they forego any payment.
A family memeber has been left soiled and fell off the bed we were never told we found out from another patient who had to get aCNA to help them we have a lot of documentation (pictures) of things that should not be done or should have been done and were not
When I arrived for his discharge, I found Dad in bed alone in his room complaining of horrible R hip pain. When I tried to have him sit, then stand to get in a wheelchair to leave, he was completely unable & began to shake & scream in pain. At this point it was obvious he had a severe... View More
My most sincere apologies that you and your family have to go through this, as it certainly could be considered a case of neglect. That said, it is a very fact specific determination, and is dependent on notice the nursing home had, the nature of the fall, as well as whether or not it exercised...View More
It depends on the nature of the claim, but detailed pictures and written evidence is always preferred in proving any claim. Claims against nursing homes are often an uphill battle, as your mother likely signed a contract limiting her rights. That said, I would recommend organizing the contract,...View More
What would an ordinary and reasonable nursing facility do or not do under the same or similar circumstances. However, Illinois has adopted the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act which places what amounts to a greater duty of care on nursing homes and their medical/nursing providers.
You would need to gain verification under what state licensing this household is operating. Without making that effort to verify the arrangement there is nothing you have suggested that makes this housing situation a legal environment under Illinois law.
If your relative is not either an adjudicated disabled person or is not otherwise incompetent, your relative can choose to relocate for any reason. If your relative is incompetent, then without a power of attorney for health care, a court would need to appoint a guardian of your relative to be able...View More
The same general standard of care applies to all professionals including nursing home nurses, nurse practitioners, LPNs, CNAs, etc., that is, the same degree of knowledge, skill and ability as an ordinarily careful professional would exercise under similar circumstances.
Nurses of all stripes on duty should include registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and license practice nurses. The numbers and nursing types depends on the size and type of nursing home facility.
The Illinois civil procedure rules do not require a plaintiff to prove his/her case in the pleadings. All you need is enough competent information to set out those facts in a complaint that makes out a viable cause of action. Illinois is a fact-pleading state.
It depends of if you have power of attorney. If you do, you can request a copy of his records. If your father is alert and coherent, he may request a copy of his chart. Getting copies of medical records can be helpful in determining both how an incident occurred and what type of safeguards were or...View More
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