In Chicago, Illinois an 84 year old nursing home resident died Monday night after falling from a nursing home window, according to the Southtown Star. The deadly accident happened at Alden Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, located at 201 W. 69th Street on the South Side. The resident, Benny Saxon, fell from a 4th floor window around 6:30 p.m. He reportedly suffered from dementia and was recently having problems.
The nursing home resident was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and pronounced dead less than an hour later. Wentworth detectives from the Chicago Police Department are investigating the death.
At some point, it is a good bet that a Chicago Nursing Home Lawyer is going to take a look at the case. The question is going to be how a patient with dementia and other problems had access to an open fourth floor window, and further if there was negligence on the part of the nursing home facility for not protecting the resident from the danger.
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