$1.4 Million Judgment in Inadequate Staffing in Nursing Home Case

After being hospitalized for a stroke, Calvin Thigpen, 68, was admitted to Waters Edge Rehabilitation & Care Center in a vegetative state. During approximately the next six months, he developed pressure sores on his sacrum, his heel and the back of his head. In addition, he suffered infections and a tear to his penis.

After his death, Thigpen’s estate sued the nursing home, its owner, and its operating company, alleging negligent care and inadequate staffing.

The nursing home and its owner defaulted. The court entered a judgment in the amount of $1.4 million in favor of the Thigpen estate. It was not reported as to whether the sum was recovered.

The attorney successfully handling this case for the Thigpen family was Drew DeVinney.

Thigpen v. Woodstock Healthcare, No. 2017-CV-001048 (Wis. Cir. Ct. Kenosha County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, inadequate staffing of nursing home lawsuit, nursing home negligence cases, wrongful death lawsuits, pressure sore cases for nursing home residents and medical malpractice lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Alsip, Worth, Palos Park, Orland Hills, Tinley Park, Hazel Crest, Thornton, Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Lansing, Frankfort, New Lenox, Robbins, Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Hinsdale, Northlake, Mount Prospect, Streamwood, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Chicago (Forest Glen, Old Irving Park, Kilbourn Park, Belmont Gardens, Kelvyn Park, Hermosa, Whiskey Point, Belmont Cragin, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Noble Square, River West, Rush and Division, River North, West Loop, West Garfield Park, Douglas Park, North Lawndale, Heart of Chicago, Pilsen, Chinatown, McKinley Park, South Loop, Englewood, Jackson Park Highlands, East Chatham), Bedford Park, Countryside, Willow Springs, Brookfield, Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Hillside, Forest Park, Park Forest and Schiller Park, Ill.

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