In yet another despicable sign of nursing home neglect in Illinois, a St. Clair County nursing home has been sued for their negligent care of a Belleville man while at their nursing home. Specifically, the allegations made against Calvin Johnson Care Center stipulate that the nursing home allowed a resident under their care to develop severe bed sores. The complaint is suing the nuring home for neglecting a disabled man with a mental illness, Robert McLean, and also for violating Illinois' Nursing Home Care Act.
This complaint further alleges that the Belleville elderly care center is guilty of negligence for allegedly failing to properly care for Mr. McLean and failing to train staff to adequately monitor him. This complaint just goes to show the risk that elderly residents have at improperly run care centers. What may seem like a small thing, that of making sure a resident is properly examined and moved throughout the day so he will not develop such sores, continues to occur throughout the state of Illinois.
Due to the further prevalence of such negligent care, residents of nursing homes and their loved ones continue to need the law to vindicate their most basic human rights. If you or a loved one believes that the care being received is inadquate, negligent or abusive, please contact one of our trusted and experienced nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys at Ed Fox and Associates. You and your loved ones deserve to be vindicated of your very basic rights at such care facilities. Such actions or lack thereof by nursing home care facilities need to be punished so that in the future residents will receive the care that is required and consistent with the law.
Madison Record, Calvin Johnson Care Center Named in Suit Over Bed Sores, June 30, 2011.