Illinois Man Sues Nursing Home for Failure to Treat Mother’s Bed Sore

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An Illinois man is suing the Walnut Grove Village nursing home in Grundy, Illinois, for $50,000, according to the Morris Daily Herald. The plaintiff, Dwayne Mickelson, says that the nursing home neglected and abused his mother, Ethel, on two counts.

A Disabling Hip Fracture

The first count alleges that Walnut Grove Village failed to properly care for Mrs. Mickelson after a fall on Jan. 27, 2010. The fall resulted in a broken hip. According to court documents, Mickelson was unsupervised at the time of the fall, and was required to undergo surgery for the hip fracture. The lawsuit alleges that the hip injury resulted in further medical complications, which ultimately led to Mrs. Mickelson’s early death.

Bed Sores in Disabled Patients

The second count claims that Walnut Grove failed to properly care for a bed sore, or pressure ulcer, that developed on Mickelson’s left heel. According to the Daily Herald, the bed sore become infected, and ultimately required surgery on March 18, 2010. Heels are one of the most common areas on the body where bed sores appear.

According to the Fruland Funeral Home in Morris, Illinois, Mrs. Mickelson died on April 17, 2010, at the age of 88.

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