Chicago nursing home investigated after resident found dead in bathtub

A 51-year-old mentally ill woman apparently drown in the bathtub of a Chicago nursing home over the Fourth of July weekend, CBS2 reported.

Police are conducting a death investigation after the woman was found Sunday in a bathtub at Warren Park Nursing Pavilion. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that the woman died from drowning but has not determined whether her death was a homicide, suicide or accident. Authorities were called to the home by staff after the woman was found in the bathtub with the water running.

Our Chicago nursing home neglect lawyers have reported a number of fatal accidents involving patients who have died from falls or other causes due to lack of proper supervision in an area nursing home. Residents of nursing homes obviously have special needs that family or loved ones did not feel qualified to provide. Proper care and supervision of elderly residents, or those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia or mental illness, is essential to ensuring the well-being of nursing home residents. When a resident is injured or dies as a result of inadequate supervision, a Chicago injury lawyer should be contacted to discuss a patient’s rights and help ensure corrective action is taken to help protect other residents at a home.

Police were called to the home about 8:40 p.m. and attempted to revive the woman while awaiting the arrival of paramedics, the Breaking News Center reported. She was transported to Saint Francis Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m.

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