Family Files Neglect Suit Against Manor Care

Family Files Neglect Suit Against Manor Care

The family of a woman who was allegedly neglected and abused while living at Manor Care of Oak Lawn filed a lawsuit following her death.

The four-count suit against the nursing home facility names survival action, wrongful death act, negligence-survival, and negligence wrongful death.

Lawsuit Claims

Helen Edwards was admitted to Manor Care after she reportedly developed a hip fracture and was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia.

Edwards lived at the home for four years and during this time, according to Susan Novasad, the family’s attorney, she developed infected stage IV pressure sores on her ankles.

“Manor Care failed to properly care for Helen Edwards by not accurately assessing her risk for the development of pressure sores. Manor Care also allowed Mrs. Edwards to suffer unrelieved pain associated with both her hip fracture and her wounds,” states Novasad.

Mother Confides in Daughter

The plaintiff’s injuries were brought to light when her daughter visited her and Edwards told her that her wrists were hurting.

Edwards’ daughter took her to hospital to get X-rays where it was revealed that she was suffering from pneumonia, dehydration, severe malnutrition and sepsis.

Edwards died shortly after her hospital visit from overwhelming sepsis.

Nursing Home Blamed

The suit claims that Manor Care failed to address changes in her medical and mental needs, failed to inform her family of the pressure ulcers she was developing and failed to give her proper treatment.

The family is seeking $200,000 in damages in addition to attorney’s fees.

(Source: swnewsherald)

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