Improper Wound Care at Nursing Home Results in Undisclosed Settlement Amount

Shirley Salesky was admitted to Rose Garden Rehabilitation and Nursing at Ann’s Choice to undergo physical therapy. At the time of her admission, the records noted that she had a reddened sacrum but no other skin breakdown.

Salesky was diagnosed as having two Stage II sacral pressure sores five days after that note was written in her chart. The pressure sores deteriorated and progressed to Stage IV. Sadly, Salesky died within two months after her admission to this rehabilitation facility.

Her estate sued Ann’s Choice and others, alleging that the staff there chose not to implement an individualized care plan, provide adequate skin assessments and wound care and properly rotate Salesky to prevent worsening pressure sores.

Before trial, the parties settled for an undisclosed sum.

The attorney handling this case for the Salesky family was Christopher Culleton.

Salesky v. Ann’s Choice, Inc., No. 2019-05231 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Bucks County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, medical malpractice cases, nursing home abuse lawsuits and nursing home death 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Woodstock, Cary, Hoffman Estates, Vernon Hills, Des Plaines, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Calumet City, Chicago (Englewood, Woodlawn, South Chicago, East Side, Gold Coast, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Hermosa, Garfield Park, North Lawndale), Cicero, Oak Park, Oak Lawn, and Villa Park, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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