The Chicago Tribune reported a lawsuit against a Rogers Park nursing home that settled for $100,000 after a woman drowned herself in a tub after previously expressing suicidal ideation to staff.
The suit alleged that the facility failed to properly monitor the resident after she had put them on notice of her suicidal ideations.
This is a tragic situation where there are certainly no real winners, but there is an important reminder to take away from all of this. When you trust your loved one to the care of a nursing home, you trust them to protect your loved one from everything — even, unfortunately, themselves, if the case may be.
You can contact us here 24/7/365 (and we really mean that as we will answer our phone) if you have anyquestions and to learn how we may be able to help you or your loved one who has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect – in particular, you will find that we listen, take your phone calls and e-mails (and even text messages!). We would be honored to help you with your matters – large or small.