Home Health Care Agency Responsible for Injury to Home-Based Patient’s Injuries

Cynthia Jaurdon-Simmons underwent neck surgery and was referred to Southern Nursing Home Health for her home-based daily wound care and weekly assessments of her viral infection.

About two months into her care, Southern Nursing Home Health stopped providing services to Jaurdon-Simmons, but the staff did not advise her of this or provide the necessary self-care equipment.

As a result of the lack of care, Jaurdon-Simmons did not receive the wound care that she needed. She suffered continued medical problems; her infection worsened. She sued the home health care agency claiming damages related to her pain and suffering. Before trial, the case was settled for a total of $99,000.

In one of Kreisman Law Offices’ pending cases, a home health care patient was abandoned by the service without notice.  The patient suffered serious injuries, which led to her untimely death.

The attorney representing Jaurdon-Simmons was Gail N. McKay.

Jaurdon-Simmons v. Gonzales Home Health Care Agency, No. 567182 (La. Dist. Ct. E. Baton Rouge Parish August 22, 2014).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases, nursing home negligence cases and medical negligence cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Joliet, Waukegan, Elgin, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Mundelein, Markham, Round Lake Beach, Forest Park, Oak Park, Evanston, Chicago (West Loop, Old Town, Greek Town, Chinatown, Little Italy, Hegewisch), Orland Park and Tinley Park, Ill.

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