$340,000 Settlement for Failure to Treat Pressure Sore at Skilled Nursing Facility Led to Death

Barbara Carroll, 75, was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation after a surgery.  Within a week, she developed a significant pressure sore on her coccyx, which progressed to Stage IV despite her use of an air mattress. She died of sepsis a month after her admission to the skilled nursing facility and was survived by her three adult children.

One of her daughters filed a claim against Oak Rehabilitation Centers claiming that the owner was liable for choosing not to provide Carroll with a functioning air mattress. Without that air mattress, it was alleged that her pressure ulcer worsened.

Before a lawsuit was filed, the parties settled for $340,000.

The attorneys successfully representing the Carroll family were Robert F. Daley and Katelyn Edwards.

Klingensmith v. Oak Rehabilitation Centers Inc. (No suit filed).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse lawsuits, nursing home bed sore cases, nursing home fall cases and long term care litigation for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured or harm or killed by the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Elk Grove Village, Country Club Hills, Countryside, Morton Grove, Des Plaines, Deerfield, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Chicago (Garfield Park, Gage Park, Fulton River District, Edgewater, East Ukrainian Village, DePaul University, Chinatown, Canaryville, Calumet Heights, Bucktown, Bridgeport, Beverly, Avondale, Archer Heights, Humboldt Park, United Center Park, South Loop, Wrightwood, Wrigleyville), Riverside, Bensenville, Calumet City, South Holland and Blue Island, Ill.

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