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Daughter to sue nursing home over mom's death -- Trials

There are 33 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Daughter to sue nursing home over mom's death -- Trials. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The daughter of a Woodstock nursing home resident whose suspicious death in 2006 was among those at the center of an Illinois State Police investigation plans to file a negligence lawsuit this week seeking ...

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Debbie from Texas

United States

#23 Mar 11, 2009
My father and mother were both in a nursing home and there were times that the care was terriable!!! My son is a truck driver so they could not know when he would pop in to see his grandfather. This one time he stopped in he found his grandfather in a bed that was so wet that the floor had a stream of water foing twords the bathroom. If you do not have a loved one in a nursing home you have no right to say anything to the peaople that so and have this stuff happing!!!! This is just one time, there are several others I could tell you about.


#24 Dec 31, 2009
Were you there? Do you work in a nursing home? Have you taking care of frail elderly? Not to judge that the nursing home is not responsibe, but blaming everyone there may have been a bit judg- mental. We should let the court and the investigator decide. My grandfather was in a nursing home. The family were grateful that there were someone taking care of our love one. Otherwise, they can take them home and try to take care of them if they worry so much. Appreciate rather complaint. When parent die at home, who do they due? Don't forget, many elderly die at home living with their children. Let the court decide.
Uncovering Lies wrote:
A woman died in a nursing home and all you people can complain about is the fact that family is suing?!?! You say that the money could be better spent on taking care of the others in the nursing home rather than go to one undeserving family?!?! Why? SO the nursing home can abuse MORE people?! You are ridiculous! THINK about what you are saying here. If you do not sue the nursing home, they will go on and continue to commit horrible acts against someone else's family member. If these people were actually 8 year olds in a classroom being abused by their teacher you would sue immediately!!! WIthout thinking twice.
The nursing home should be shut down and everyone's license's revoked; never to be given back - in any state. Even if ONE person committed abuse, everyone else who worked there must have condoned it to. THey kept silent and did NOTHING for the victim - who eventually died. Such a despicable place should not be allowed to continue to run. It's a living hell - would you put YOUR loved one there?
Heartland-Patrio t

Genoa City, WI

#25 Jan 1, 2010
Think about why our healthcare is so expensive. All the suits and millions spent in suits/settling /litigation.....American's LOOK for ways to sue one another. Now they wonder why prices are going up- premiums are high!!

How does a society turn back??
Crazy people
bornatnightnotla stnight

Mount Laurel, NJ

#26 Jan 4, 2010
It's horrible enough for a family member to have to put a loved one in a nursing home but to have them die in the hands of neglectful hands is just terrible. I am or should I say I was a CNA landing my first opportunity in a Nursing home after receiving my certificate. I'm a very dedicated and hardworking person who took my job seriously. I treated the residents as if they were my own family member. With each passing (due to natural causes or from a terminal illiness) it became to hard for me to deal with. It was like loosing a grandfather or a grandmother of my own. One time I spoke up when I witnessed an abuse on one of the residents and I told the director of the facility. I felt like nothing was being done so I saw the hotline on the walls and called to report it. After reporting it, I thought something would have been done to protect this resident as the resident never had family to come visit him. I was assured everything is being investigated. I often wonder if anything was done because I never once was called to be interviewed in regards to this even after I called the hotline. I chose to get out of the nursing homes because my heart just couldn't take it anymore, the fact that you get attached to many and they pass on, the mistreatment of not just the residents but of the staff required to work a double shift and because of that alot of errors were happening. I have even witnessed some residents falsly reporting abuse on the workers just because a worker wouldn't go and get them a candy bar when they had restrictions stating they cannot have sugar. It's hard job but it never is an excuse to mistreat the residents. If you don't like the job, get another. These residents don't have much time left to live and to live the rest of what life they have in fear of abuse and neglect it is just HORRIBLE!!!

Council Bluffs, IA

#27 Feb 22, 2011
I just had a grandmother that jsut past away i agree what she did because the nursing home just wnat to be so rude to the old people that it is not right for them to do it. I understand what she went through all they care is about them selfs and the dont care about the old people what so ever. It is tons of shit that we have to see love one die and all they care is the money in there pockets wish is bull shit. I think that it was right for her to go and sue the nursing home for what they did to her mother they should of took better care of her then what they did in the nursing home but they didn't do it.

Dunstable, UK

#28 Oct 5, 2011
As a family who had to allow my wife's dad to go into a home due to his violent rages and constant distress, I can say it is very short sighted to criticise families that are forced into this. Nursing homes are expensive for profit organisations and unfortunately the best way to protect others from negligence in this modern world is to sue them. It isn't the family people should be upset with but the companies who own nursing homes who make this the most effective way of improving things.

Dad is in a good home to the best of our knowledge though and we visit him as often as we can.If his premature death was caused by negligence, we would have no hesitation in suing the home (even though it would save us money). A person's life shouldn't be about money but it is the system that makes it so and you have to fight the system withthe right weapons. Thankfully, we are as sure as we can be that this will not happen in our case. Hate the judgemental comments from people who don't know better though.

Bristol, TN

#29 Nov 15, 2011
Look up the amount of money that nursing homes make for all of you that say lawyers amd people that sue are greedy. The people that invest and run nurseing homes have lawyers and sue people also. True there are a few places that do everything by the book. Tell me where and god bless them. The rest of the nurseing homes need to follow suit.

Flint, MI

#30 Jan 13, 2013
Yes, and if instead I took a baseball bat to avenge my mother's needless premature death of 5 yrs. too early would that satisfy you???
I hope you die a premature death under such circumstances whle everyone turns there head !!!
MaricStefCoralRo adOldie

Tallahassee, FL

#31 Jan 17, 2013
After we moved to Florida from Marengo we had to put dad (RIP) in the nursing home here. Was too much for mom and me to handle. I kept hurting my back. One day one of the office workers there told us there's a lady here who never gets any visitors. All her children do is send in the monthly check for her care. OMG! Now in many other countries a nursing home is unheard of because the families are so closely united they care for their own. It's showing respect for their elders. We went to see daddy almost everyday without fail. We were with him when he died Dec.06,2012.
MaricStefCoralRo adOldie

Tallahassee, FL

#32 Jan 17, 2013
sorry it was Dec 6, 2000

Barrie, Canada

#33 Aug 13, 2013
our mother died as a result of nursing home negligence. the government went in an did a report/investigation and found them non compliant with her care.
The doctor ordered a urine test and it was not done. 2.5 weeks later she was so ill,
She went to hospital with severe UTI, malnutrition and sepsis.She died 7 days later.
The doctor should be held accountable and so should the staff and nursing home.
How many others have suffered this way. How many families has this happened to and will happen to.
I asked a lawyer if we have a case and he said probrably not.
Where is the justice? Our mom was taken from us and all could have been preventable if not for the doctors and staffs gross negligence and incompetence. They should be accountable

Clarksville, TN

#34 Apr 19, 2015
my mom was my everything. she had congestive heart failure and her weight was down to 63lbs. she had compression fractures in her tiny back and i was told she needed rehab for a few weeks and now she is dead. she had no use of her hands and could not move on her own due to the breaks in her back. there were no bed rails or bed alarms even after i begged for them. she was there 6 days when i got the call at 4am she had got up on her own and fallen. breaking her hip and a head injury. that is bull. no way my mom could move that is why she was there was to learn to get up. during surgery prep she died. she told me at the hospital why did they do that to me? were they mad? i don't know what my mom went through. i know she did not get up on her own!!!! i have never been so lost in my life. i wanna be with her.
the Ace of Spades

Petersburg, VA

#35 May 14, 2015
lazy cna's ugh

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