It’s becoming common situation to see patients legaly turning against their doctors or hospitals. Sometimes this happens out of grounded reasons, when patient’s rights really have been jeopardized, and sometimes the patients are simply abusing their rights and bring serious conclusions out of the wrong impressions. However, lawsuits claiming medical malpractice are becoming more and more frequent.
Exceptional Care nursing home is facing one of them these days in the case of Stella Studnicka. Chicago medical malpractice attorney representing Studnicka files a lawsuit against Exceptional Care LLC, accusing them of negligence that caused fatal complications to this patient.
According to the complaint, Stella was the patient suffering several illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorder. With all these illnesses manifested, she was admitted into Exceptional Care nursing home where she spent several months before she passed away.
Allegedly, the way she was treated by the staff in the nursing home was inappropriate. Medical staff is accused of being irresponsible, sloppy, careless and incompetent. Their negligence and malpractice led to personal injury, legally speaking. Studnicka developed serious complications over time. Probably caused by long – lasting immobility, she developed open wounds on her legs and some of those got infected. Furthermore, she developed pneumonia, chronic obstructive respiratory disease and finally, congestive heart failure.
Her family tried to transfer her to other healthcare institution, but it was too late. She died in January 2014. Family members filed a lawsuit and they seek financial compensation, plus litigation costs, from Exceptional Care nursing home. The deceased patient and her family are represented by Chicago medical malpractice attorney at the Cook County Circuit Court and the court is expected to determine whether there has been malpractice, omissions and negligence in the case of Stella Studnicka treatment.
Many of the complications Studnicka developed are known to happen as a side effect of the meds she was taking, so as the symptoms of some disorders she suffered from.
It is now up to the court and legal system to determine whether the medical staff of the nursing home is directly responsible or those fatal complications were inevitable.