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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Nursing Home Abuse in Illinois Kills 74-Year-Old Woman

Dolores "Dee" Howorth, a 74-year-old woman, died 27 days after being admitted to a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois. It is reported that she died of dehydration. She was restrained in a wheelchair with a lap belt and the nursing home staff neglected to document her declining health or keep her adequately hydrated, which led to acute renal failure and Howorth's wrongful death.

Howorth's family is suing ManorCare Health Services-Hinsdale for nursing home abuse and the wrongful death of Dolores Howorth. The family believes that Howorth was unnecessarily restrained physically and chemically for the convenience of the nursing home staff. They also believe that Howorth's quality of life deteriorated when she was admitted into their facility.

We want our beloved family members to have the best of care in their later years. This is why we do our best to choose nursing homes that will meet our loved one’s needs and make sure they are safe and healthy. When a nursing home neglects to properly take care of our loved ones, they are committing nursing home abuse.

If you live in the Chicago, Illinois area and have a nursing home abuse lawsuit, please contact the Chicago nursing home abuse lawyers at the Cochran Firm for help. Our experienced lawyers will protect your rights and the rights of your loved one.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 8:30 AM

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