A jury recently awarded the family of a Midwestern woman more than $1 million dollars in a nursing home wrongful death lawsuit against a nursing home. The retirement village nursing home was found liable for the death of a 69 year-old Midwest woman who died after a fall at the nursing home. Her husband and her sons were awarded over $1 million dollars in a verdict by the jury last week. According to the wrongful death plaintiff’s attorney, the victim’s husband and two sons are devastated by the wrongful death. The couple had been married for more than 30 years. Specifically, the jury ruled that the wrongful death victim was negligent and had violated the state’s Patient Bill of Rights.
What is incredibly tragic is that the wrongful death victim’s stay at the nursing home was only meant to be temporary; she was sent to the nursing home for rehabilitation after back surgery in 2006. She was suffering from anemia in addition to a urinary infection at the time of her fall at the nursing home. Both of the conditions are reported to have contributed to the victim’s confusion, making it difficult for her to follow instructions. The wrongful death victim fell after she arose out of bed, striking her head and fracturing her wrist and hip. She died only a week later.
The attorneys at Levin & Perconti have specialized in Chicago nursing home abuse lawsuits for decades. Falls occur frequently at nursing homes and can lead to numerous other complications, or death, like the plaintiff in this case. Please visit the Levin & Perconti website for more information about nursing home neglect and abuse.