$350,000 Settlement Reached in Failure to Prevent and Timely Treat Pressure Sore at Nursing Home

Muriel Eastwick was in her 90s and suffered from dementia. She lived at Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Services, a skilled nursing facility owned by Extendicare and other entities.

During the years that she lived at this facility, she suffered from malnutrition, dehydration, chronic urinary tract infections, broken teeth, skin problems and bruising, an infected hip wound, an abscess on her buttock, and a Stage III pressure sore on her left heel.

Eastwick eventually died from these health issues. She was survived by her two adult children.  Her daughter, on behalf of her mother’s estate, sued Extendicare Inc., alleging negligent hiring and staffing, choosing not to provide adequate hygiene and nutrition, and deciding not to prevent and treat the pressure sore that Eastwick had developed.

The defendant argued that Eastwick’s death resulted from her condition, which was medically complicated.

Before trial, the parties settled for $350,000.

The attorney handling this case was Erica Wilson.

Eastwick v. Extendicare Inc., No. 2016-01930 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, extended care negligence lawsuits, pressure sore and bed sore lawsuits, nursing home negligence cases and nursing home abuse 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 Elmwood Park, Elmhurst, Flossmoor, Itasca, Roselle, Prospect Heights, Palatine, Palos Heights, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Long Grove, Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Glencoe, Wilmette, Skokie, Evanston, Berwyn, Chicago (Little Village, McKinley Park, South Loop, West Town, Albany Park, Forest Glen, Edison Park, Hermosa, River North, Chinatown, East Garfield Park, Greek Town, Austin), Oak Park, Joliet, Romeoville, Hanover Park, Streamwood, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Westmont, Wheaton and Chicago Ridge, Ill.

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