The saga of nursing home neglect continues in Illinois as just last week Virgil Calvert Nursing and Rehabilitiation Center in Southwestern Illinois was sued by two women who allege that Ms. Vandy May was not properly treated or looked after during her time at the nursing home. As the Madison/St.Clair Record notes, Ms. May developed decubitus ulcers, also known as bed sores, recurrent urinary tract infections, an infection of her urinary tract, malnutrition and dehydration.
Ms. May became further disabled, due to these neglectful conditions the complaint alleges, just before her death. The lawsuit further alleges that not only did Virgil Calvert contribute to May's death by not treating her in a proper manner, they also negligently failed to properly supervise May, failed to protect May from neglect and failed to timely notify May's physician of significant changes in her condition.
These are terrible insights into neglect concerning some of the most vulnerable in our population. If you or someone you know has been the victim of nursing home abuse or neglect in Illinois please contact one of our experienced Illinois nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys today.
The Madison/St.Clair Record, Virgil Calvert Nursing center sued over resident's decubitus ulcers, June 8, 2011.