It is possible you have a cause of action against the facility, however the feasibility of recovery depends on the specific facts surrounding your dad's injury. Did the facility have knowledge that the other resident might hit your dad? In any event, I would recommend organizing all of the...Read more »
You should definitely bring this to the attention of your mother's treating physician and to the nursing home administrator. If your inquiries are not answered I would suggest you contact the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services which inspects Illinois nursing home and handles...Read more »
Over medication of nursing home patients is a major problem. In some instances facilities intentionally provide the medication to sedate patients and make them easier to care for. In other instances, the over-medication may be less intentional-- in either respect, the over-medication of nursing...Read more »
The cause for mother`s death was reported as failure to thrive and dementia. She thrived as long as she was self-paying. After filing for Medicaid, she began sleeping more and through mealtimes. When awake she complained of being hungry and ate whatever I brought as well as that which I gave an... Read more »
I suggest you contact the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services about this. It will investigate and file a report of its findings. Depending on what the cause of death was, you may want to consider whether to have an attorney review the hospital and nursing home records to see if there...Read more »
This occurrence should certainly get the attention of the Illinois Department of Health and Human services which you may contact to report this and file a complaint. The department will investigate this event. Whether there is a case to be brought under the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act depends...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your concern. Illinois recently passed a law that allows families to place a camera in the room of a loved one in a nursing home. Read more here http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2015/10/06/nursing-home-cameras-ensuring-safety-loved-ones
If the bed sore was caused or arose while your dad was rehabbing at this facility, he may have a good cause of action for negligence. I would encourage you to photograph the wound and to be sure that your dad is receiving medical care given the dangers of an open would has to infection. I assume...Read more »
Your brother and your other siblings would have the same standing to file a lawsuit against a nursing home for injuries or death to a resident assuming a few facts not given here. For one, is your mother's husband alive and well? Is your mother of sound mind and memory, not adjudicated a...Read more »
I think you may be referring to patient 'off-loading' or turning. This is done to help keep the blood circulating in patients who are immobile or disabled. The idea is that by moving the patient regularly, the underlying tissue will remain healthy and bed sores will not form....Read more »
Arbitration agreements in nursing home admissions have become increasingly common. The primary reason nursing homes have opted to include arbitration agreements is because they believe that disputes will be resolved more favorably for them. Additionally, since these arbitrations are not filed in...Read more »
See if you can find another lawyer to take over. Better to be represented.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for...Read more »
If the circumstances of your grandfather's death were such that his death can be related to the treatment or lack of it at the nursing residence, I would recommend that the family request the nursing home's records for your grandfather's time at this facility. Also, I would...Read more »
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