Former Illinois Nursing Home Resident Files Lawsuit Against Facility for Development of Bed Sores

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Illinois Bedsore Lawsuit

A former resident of the Calvin Johnson Care Center in Belleville, IL is suing the facility for $100,000, according to the The Madison Record. The plaintiff, Robert McLean, claims that Calvin Johnson allowed several painful decubitus ulcers to develop during his stay.

The Record does not state the length of McLean’s stay at Calvin Johnson, or his age. Court records indicate that McLean developed the pressure ulcers sometime between February and March 2010. McLean, who is disabled and suffering from an undisclosed mental illness, claims Calvin Johnson violated the Illinois Nursing Home Care Act of 1980. The act states that patients who were admitted to nursing homes free of any skin abrasions might have the right to sue, if bed sores develop.

McLean and his lawyers, who filed their suit on June 10, are asking for a jury trial.

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