$180,000 Settlement Reached in Failure to Prevent Pressure Sores in Nursing Home

Jean Purdie was admitted to Towne Manor West Nursing Home for short-term rehabilitation services in April 2015. At the time of her admission, she suffered from hemiparesis, diabetes and hypertension. She was unable to move herself in bed.

She developed a deep tissue injury on her sacrum during her first month in this facility. Her condition deteriorated. She developed additional skin injuries, including a pressure ulcer on her right heel and abrasions to her face, arms and thigh. Purdie died in September 2015 and was survived by several adult children.

The Purdie estate sued the nursing home alleging that it chose not to adopt protocols for pressure sore prevention, failed to adequately rotate Purdie to prevent her from developing pressure sores, provide sufficient nutrition and skin assessments, and treat her pressure sores.

The Purdie family also claimed that the nursing home chose not to employ competent nursing staff or adequately train its staff.

Before trial, the Purdie family and the nursing home settled the case for $180,000.

The attorney successfully handling this case was Christopher Culleton.

Purdie v. Rehab Group of Pa. Inc., No. 2016-23390 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, pressure sore injury lawsuits, nursing home negligence lawsuits and medical malpractice 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Bartlett, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, Justice, LaGrange Park, Lansing, Lynwood, Lyons, Matteson, Beecher, Franklin Park, Frankfort, Streamwood, Thornton, Tinley Park, Willow Springs, Sauk Village, Riverside, Schiller Park, Schaumburg, South Holland, Chicago (Loyola Park, Morgan Park, North Center, Edison Park, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Little Village, Back of the Yards, South Chicago, East Side), Stickney, Berwyn, Oak Park, Harwood Heights and Park Ridge, Ill.

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