Nursing Home Death Caused by Choosing Not to Modify Care Plan; Undisclosed Settlement

Thelma Brown, 90, was suffering from dementia and required the use of a wheelchair. While a resident at Brookdale Charlestown Nursing Home, she suffered multiple falls and developed a urinary tract infection that led to sepsis and ultimately caused her death. She was survived by her adult daughter.

Brown’s daughter, on her behalf, sued the nursing home’s owner alleging that it chose not to properly monitor her mother’s well-being, provide sufficient staff in training, and modify her care plan when her health deteriorated.

The defendant denied the allegations and maintained that Brown’s injuries came from her poor medical condition and that her injuries were not a cause of her death.

Before trial, the parties settled for an undisclosed sum.

The attorney handling the case for the Brown family was Arthur S. Hudson.

Bryant v. HBP Leaseco LLC, No. 2017CP1001270 (S.C. Ct. Com. Pl. Charleston County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home negligence lawsuits, nursing home abuse cases, nursing home fall lawsuits, and wrongful 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Vernon Hills, Libertyville, Lake Bluff, Waukegan, Zion, Wilmette, Winnetka, Lincolnwood, Berwyn, Burbank, Bedford Park, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Oak Brook, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, Warrenville, Oak Forest, Olympia Fields, Chicago Heights, Chicago (North Lawndale, Englewood, Jackson Park, Hyde Park, East Side, Washington Heights, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood, Marquette Park, Chicago Lawn, Gage Park, Back of the Yards, McKinley Park, Near West Side, Greek Town, Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park), Evanston, Northbrook, Broadview, Summit, LaGrange Highlands, Aurora, St. Charles, Oakbrook Terrace, Orland Park, Orland Hills and Frankfort, Ill.

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