$100,000 Settlement for Nursing Home Resident Whose Bed Sores Went Untreated

Livija Cruse, an 80-year-old woman who suffered from mild dementia, was admitted to Chicago’s GlenCrest Healthcare and Rehab Center after falling at her home. She was also immobile. Over an 8-week period, she developed a bed sore on her buttocks. Because of the bed sore, she underwent two debridements and nine months of at-home wound treatment care after her discharge from GlenCrest.

On behalf of Cruse, her attorney-in-fact sued the nursing home and the ownership entities claiming that these defendants chose not to prevent and treat the bed sore.  It was also maintained that the nursing home failed to keep her clean and dry, provide her with an appropriate mattress for her condition and place a cushion on her wheelchair. In addition, the lawsuit argued that the nursing home chose not to comply with a doctor’s order regarding her wheelchair.

The defendants countered these arguments that the facility had in fact provided the appropriate care. Before trial, the parties settled for $100,000.

The attorneys representing Cruse were Caroleann S. Gallagher and Colleen Mixan Mikaitis.

In preparation for trial, the plaintiff’s attorneys identified experts in standard of care and in internal medicine.

Cruse v. GlenCrest Healthcare & Rehab Center, No. 13 L 3233 (Cook County, Ill.).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, nursing home abuse cases, nursing home bed sore lawsuits and Illinois Nursing Home Care Act cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Franklin Park, River Forest, Park Forest, Maywood, Brookfield, Justice, Bedford Park, Western Springs, Oakbrook, Wood Dale, Villa Park, Prospect Heights, Chicago (Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, Polish Village, Portage Park, Sauganash, Norwood Park, West Ridge, Rosehill, North Center, Roscoe Village, Goose Island, Old Town), Roselle, Richton Park and Rolling Meadows, Ill.

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