Patients who are severely disabled basically place their lives in the hands of their caregivers. Illinois residents may be interested in learning about a home health agency that is being accused of nursing negligence. A family filed a lawsuit for $50 million after one of its members died following a mobile home fire.
When patients have limited mobility, the need for quality care increases because their risk for bedsores increases. Bedsores, which are often the result of nursing negligence, can lead to more dangerous health conditions, including gangrene and infections. Recently, the family of a deceased patient whose bedsore was allowed to worsen won a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against a hospital located outside of Illinois.
Illinois residents who learn of a death at a nursing home due to substandard care are usually in shock from the news. This is because people expect nursing homes' staff to properly care for long-term patients. In another state, a woman has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home claiming nursing negligence after her mother's unexpected death.
A nursing home has been accused of providing substandard care to a former female patient. Illinois readers may be interested in learning about how nursing negligence at the facility in another jurisdiction is said to have led to the woman's death. The deceased victim's surviving family filed a lawsuit against the nursing home.
Due to the fact that anything can happen during a cruise, ships are often staffed with medical professionals in case a traveler needs medical attention. However, until a recent decision made by a U.S. court, it was nearly impossible to hold them liable if anything went wrong with a patient's treatment. Illinois residents who enjoy cruises may be interested in learning that a U.S. judge has now made it possible to file lawsuits against cruise lines for nursing negligence.
Seneca nursing home was sued by the family of an 87-year-old patient. Illinois blog readers may be interested in learning about this wrongful death claim that resulted in a settlement. The family of the patient claimed that her death was brought on by nursing negligence.
According to a civil lawsuit in another state, a woman met an untimely death a little over a year after she had surgery. A physician allegedly left a sponge inside of her body which resulted in even more complications. Tragically, this is not the only deadly event and many hospital negligence episodes have led to the death of Illinois patients. A wrongful death claim was filed against the doctor and the case recently went to trial.
Residents in Illinois who have family members in nursing homes may be interested in a lawsuit that was filed in another state. Nine employees of the nursing home have recently been indicted, possibly for nursing negligence. Seven of these employees were indicted in connection to the death of a 72-year-old woman. They were also accused of a cover-up.
Hospital negligence is at the forefront, particularly at VA hospitals. Some of the allegations are as a result of misconduct and long wait times that patients have had to endure at Illinois hospitals. President Obama stepped in and stated that the allegations of patient mistreatment and hospital negligence will not be tolerated.
The results can be disastrous when a hospital or medical professionals act improperly when it comes to treating a patient's medical condition; a patient can sometimes even lose their life as a result of such negligent conduct.