The Madison St. Clair Record has reported that an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Rosewood Care Center of Swansea, Illinois after a resident of the home developed a blood clot and subsequently died. The lawsuit, filed by the wrongful death victim’s family member, claims that the nursing home resident sustained a left hip fracture and went to the Rosewood Care center for treatment of her broken bone. While at the Care Center, the woman began to suffer from deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot. Unfortunately, the clot traveled to her lungs and she suffered a pulmonary embolism, which led to hear death in November 2009. The Illinois nursing home neglect lawsuit states that prior to her death, the victim suffered severe pain, mental anguish, emotional distress, and loss of dignity. She became further debilitated and disabled.
Seeking over half a million dollars in damages, the Illinois nursing home neglect lawsuit carries several counts, each examining the issues of neglect that the plaintiffs allege. The wrongful death lawsuit points to the Rosewood Care Center and its owners as defendants, claiming that they negligently failed to provide the resident with proper supervision, failed to protect the resident from neglect, and failed to provide the resident necessary treatment to keep her at the maximum level of functioning. Additionally, the defendants failed to provide 24-hour nursing services and failed to provide a proper nursing home plan based on the victim’s needs. Further, the nursing home neglect lawsuit reports that the defendants failed to timely notify the victim’s treating physician of changes in her condition. The Illinois nursing home neglect lawsuit complaint also explains that the defendants failed to keep the victim on Lovenox (an anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots) and maintain her on Teds Hose (high compression anti embolism stockings) after she fractured her hip.
Visit the Madison St. Clair Record to read more about the Illinois wrongful death lawsuit.