Lawsuit Filed Against Nurse Who Intentionally Gave Too Much Morphine

Nurse Intentionally Gave Too Much MorphineA wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court against Woodstock Residence Nursing Home, WRHC & RC Inc. and two nurses at the facility related to the death of 78-year-old Virgina Cole. The lawsuit alleges that Ms. Cole was administered too-high does of morphine while a resident at Woodstock Residence in 2006.  The nurses took it upon themselves to administer morphine dosages higher than Ms. Cole’s physicians had prescribed.

This civil lawsuit follows recent felony criminal neglect charges in filed against the nurses in McHenry County Court. Both nurses remain free on $50,000 bond. Read more about this nursing home neglect lawsuit filed in Chicago, Illinois here.

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric