NURSING HOME SUED IN RESIDENT DEATH
The daughter of an 82-year-old woman who died in a Chicago area nursing home in May filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the facility did not provide adequate supervision to prevent a fall that she claims led to her mother’s death.
Teresa Thorp alleged in the lawsuit that Lemont Nursing and Rehabilitation did not properly assess the risk of a fall or devise a plan for supervising Minnie Burger, who fell May 11 and died three days later. Burger had previously suffered injuries from a fall in the facility in September, the suit said.
We see these types of cases in Western Virginia all the time! These tragedies are preventable with sufficient staffing and training.