Improper Treatment of Pressure Sores Leads to Undisclosed Settlement in Nursing Home Lawsuit

Nicholas Zilocchi was admitted to the Garden Spring Center Nursing Home after undergoing a leg amputation. At the time of his admission, it was recorded that he had skin tears and wounds, and he was anxious and agitated about these injuries.

Over the next few days, Zilocchi was diagnosed as having additional bed sores including one on his right heel that could not be staged. He was later admitted to a hospital for treatment of septic shock, respiratory failure and necrotic skin wounds that included his right heel. Despite the treatment that he received at this hospital, he died.

Zilocchi’s adult daughter, on behalf of the estate, sued the nursing home’s owners alleging that they chose not to treat his existing pressure ulcers and skin wounds and prevent new bed sores from developing. The lawsuit alleged that the defendants had decided not to provide basic hygiene and health care to while he was a resident at this nursing home.

The parties settled for an undisclosed amount before trial.

The attorneys successfully representing the Zilocchi family were Ian Norris, Brian Reddick and Brent Moss.

Zilocchi v. 1113 N.E. Road Operations, LLC, No. 2018-27538 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling [medical negligence 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 Wilmette, Rosemont, River Grove, Wheaton, Hinsdale, Niles, Chicago (Logan Square, Lincoln Square, Wicker Park, Bronzeville, Kenwood, South Shore, Ravenswood, Roscoe Village, Beverly), Oak Forest, Worth, Alsip, Blue Island, Morton Grove, Aurora, Joliet, Naperville and Crete, Ill.

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