$1.4 Million Jury Verdict in Nursing Home Resident’s Death Following Infected Pressure Ulcers

Ida Donaway, 86, was admitted to the Woodview nursing home; she had been living there for four months. At the time of her admission, she suffered from speech issues and left hemiparesis or partial paralysis.

While a resident at this facility, she developed a Stage IV sacral pressure ulcer that required two surgical debridements.

Donaway later developed another pressure ulcer on her heel and was then transferred to another nursing home following a hospitalization. Unfortunately, she died three months later and was survived by her two daughters.

The lawsuit was filed against Woodview, alleging liability for Donaway’s infected pressure ulcers and her untimely death.

The jury signed a verdict for $1.4 million in noneconomic damages, approximately $100,000 for medical and funeral expenses and prejudgment interest as allowed by law in that state.

The attorneys handling this case for Donaway family were Robert W. Carter Jr. and Mary Estfanous.

Donaway v. Halifax Regional Long-Term Care, Inc., No. CL18-989 (Va. Cir. Ct. Halifax County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, nursing home pressure sore cases, wrongful death lawsuits and medical negligence cases 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Tinley Park, South Holland, Alsip, Rolling Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Morton Grove, Chicago (Lincoln Square, Little Village, Chinatown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Portage Park, Irving Park, Near West Side, Wood Lawn, South Shore, Beverly, Chicago Lawn), Bridgeview, Western Springs, Berwyn and Melrose Park, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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