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        Resident Dies Unexpectedly in Rehab Facility from Dehydration and Malnutrition

        Recovered Favorable Settlement

        Injury attorneys at Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates negotiated a settlement incurred in favor of their client.

        • The Case

          An elderly female chose to stay in a nursing home for rehabilitative care to recover from an ulcer on her left leg and a hysterectomy. She required a wheelchair for ambulation and a two-person assist. She died one month after she was admitted to the nursing home.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed a negligence action against the nursing home. The nursing home motioned to dismiss the allegations that the resident had been improperly treated, stating that the plaintiff did not show sufficient evidence from her brief stay that the nursing home had not fulfilled the pleading requirement for willful and wanton conduct and direct participant liability.

          Horwitz injury lawyers rebutted this argument by providing documentation of physician notes that indicated the resident had “good rehab potential” just before she was admitted to the nursing home. They argued that the client’s medical records showed she was dehydrated and malnourished. Further, they showed that under Illinois law, a company that has mandated an overall business could face liability and if the injury is foreseeable, the parent company could also be held liable. The counts set forth in the complaint were proper and complete.

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        Details

        Resident Dies Unexpectedly in Rehab Facility from Dehydration and Malnutrition

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement
        • Wrongful Death