Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers sue over death of 74-year-old woman

The family of the 74-year-old woman has filed an Illinois nursing home abuse lawsuit against a Hinsdale facility alleging that over medicating and negligence caused her death, according to the Chicago Tribune. The action filed last week alleges the nursing home resident died of kidney failure due to dehydration because the nursing facility chemically restrained her.

The woman was admitted to ManorCare’s Arcadia dementia unit in March of 2009. Within 48 hours of arrival she was prescribed a sedative and a few days later she was prescribed and anti-psychotic medication. Court documents allege that the victim lost over 16 pounds in her first 12 days of the facility.

The woman was finally transferred from ManorCare to Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in April 2009 and died a few hours after admission. She died less than a month after arriving at the nursing home.

Also, it is alleged that the nursing home abuse victim was given medication that wasn’t necessary to treat her condition she was physically restrained with a wheelchair lap restraint. The family is seeking an amount in excess of $50,000 in the seven count lawsuit.

The Chicago-based firm of Levin & Perconti filed the lawsuit.

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