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        Resident Experiences Malnutrition and Dehydration when Staff Fail to Respond to Physician’s Notes

        Favorable Settlement

        Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates injury attorney, Thomas A. Kelliher, recovered a favorable settlement on behalf of a female resident who suffered from skin injuries as a result of her stay in a nursing home.

        • The Case

          The female resident lost 14 pounds during her brief stay in a nursing home. She developed multiple skin tears on her wrists, legs, and feet. She endured surgery for the repair of skin damage from a large pressure sore on her knee. She had been admitted to the nursing home without prior damage to her skin integrity.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed a negligence action against the nursing home. The injury attorneys argued that the nursing home failed to carry out proper nutrition and hydration standards and failed to perform routine skin checks.

          The defendant argued that these facts were insufficient to establish the facility had violated the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act. Thomas Kelliher rebutted this argument by pointing to physician notes and care plans that indicated his client was oted to have experienced a significant weight loss, and staff failed to take measures to respond to this note. Further, that his client had to undergo surgery for pressure sores indicated that the staff had failed to provide adequate and proper care. The facility did not abide by the protocols it promised his client.

          Mr. Kelliher reached a favorable settlement for his client.

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        Resident Experiences Malnutrition and Dehydration When Staff Fail to Respond to Physician's Notes

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement