Gangrene & Osteomyelitis Cited in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home

By Nursing Home Law Center

Gangrene Osteomyelitis

The Journal Carrier reported on a recently filed Illinois lawsuit against Jacksonville Convalescent Center involving the death of an 87-year-old man at the facility. According to reports, the Illinois nursing home lawsuit was filed based on the poor care provided by the nursing home contributed to the patients death.

Despite having multiple medical conditions such as: prior strokes, hypertension, diabetes and dementia that put the man at an increased risk for falling, the facility allegedly failed to implement the necessary safeguards and he subsequently fell and fractured his hip which necessitated a surgery.

In addition to the fall and resulting injury, the lawsuit further alleges that the facility failed to prevent the development of a diabetic ulcer on the patient’s ankle that ultimately resulted in severe medical complications such as gangrene and osteomyelitis.

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