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        Staff Members Compromise Resident’s Dignity After Failure to Re-Position Her Every Two Hours, Resident Remains Soiled in Bed

        Recovered Favorable Settlement

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

        • The Case

          A female nursing home resident was admitted to a nursing home after she suffered a stroke. Upon admission, the facility assessed her as requiring complete assistance with all activities of daily living and was almost entirely bed-bound. The staff did not re-position the resident every two hours. As a result, she was forced to spend extended periods of time sitting in a soiled bed.

        • In Depth Look

          Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates’ nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys filed a negligence claim against the nursing home. They argued that the facility failed to comply with the rules promulgated under the Nursing Home Care Act. The defendant denied liability, arguing that it had complied with the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act.

          Horwitz injury attorneys rebutted this response from the defendant by highlighting the language of the Act, which states that the defendant, as a skilled nursing facility, had a duty to ensure the client received proper care and necessary care to allow her to attain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychological well-being. The staff’s failure to properly perform its wound checks and two-hour re-positioning rule constituted a breach of this duty.

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        Details

        Staff Members Compromise Resident's Dignity After Failure to Reposition Her Every Two Hours, Resident Remains Soiled in Bed

        • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
        • Personal Injury
        • Settlement