Posted on March 16th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Lexington Health Care Center of Lake Zurich outside of Chicago was sued last week on behalf of Edna Kneidek, a former resident who suffered multiple injuries from falls including a hip fracture that has left her permanently immobile.
According to the plaintiff’s attorney, Kneidek was admitted to Lexington Health Care in Dec. 2006 after residing in an assisted living facility. Because of her progressed dementia, her Kneidek’s daughters felt it was the best option.
Upon admittance, the center classified her as “high risk” for falls, but because of its negligent care, she fell 5 times in the course of just 7 months. One fall shattered her left hip, an injury that led Kneidek’s onlinepharmacies247.com/zoloft_generic.html family to remove her soon after hip surgery.
According to the suit, Lexington failed to properly assess Edna’s risk for falls or protect her from injury. Furthermore, the home did not respond to her complaints of pain after falling, nor did they transfer her to the hospital in a timely fashion.
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